Main Focus

  • Global Legal History
  • Social History
  • Legal Biography
  • Slavery and Freedom
  • Manumission and Civil Law
  • Civil Rights and Citizenship
  • Brazil and the Americas, 19th century

Project

Curriculum Vitae

Since 08/2019
PhD candidate at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Since 09/2018
Doctoral student at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory (formerly Max Planck Institute for European Legal History), Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Since 03/2017
Doctoral student at the University of Brasilia Law School, Brasilia, Brazil

03/2017
Master’s Degree in Constitutional Law, University of Brasilia Law School, Brasilia, Brazil
Master thesis: História Constitucional de um Estado de Sítio na Primeira República: usos da Constituição na Bahia de ‘Lama & Sangue’ (1920-1926)

05/2014 
Lawyer, Brazilian Bar Association, Brazil

02/2014
Bachelor in Law, State University of Bahia, Brazil
Bachelor thesis: Questão jurídica (1880): o pensamento político de Luiz Gama 

Scholarships

2018-2019 
Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, Ministry of Education, Brazil

2017-2018 
Doctoral Scholarship, Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, Ministry of Education, Brazil

2017
Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop, Afro-Latin-America Research Institute, Harvard University, USA

2016-2017
Master's Scholarship, Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, Ministry of Education, Brazil

2011-2013
Undergraduate Scholarship, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil

Education and Training

Since 08/2019
PhD candidate at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Since 09/2018
Doctoral student at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Since 03/2017
Doctoral student at the University of Brasilia Law School, Brasilia, Brazil

03/2017
Master’s Degree in Constitutional Law, University of Brasilia Law School, Brasilia, Brazil
Master thesis: História Constitucional de um Estado de Sítio na Primeira República: usos da Constituição na Bahia de ‘Lama & Sangue’ (1920-1926)

05/2014 
Lawyer, Brazilian Bar Association, Brazil

02/2014
Bachelor in Law, State University of Bahia, Brazil
Bachelor thesis: Questão jurídica (1880): o pensamento político de Luiz Gama 

Scholarships

2018-2019 
Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, Ministry of Education, Brazil

2017-2018 
Doctoral Scholarship, Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, Ministry of Education, Brazil

2017
Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop, Afro-Latin-America Research Institute, Harvard University, USA

2016-2017
Master's Scholarship, Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, Ministry of Education, Brazil

2011-2013
Undergraduate Scholarship, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil

Publications

1.
Farias, Cosme de; Lima, Bruno. (Org.)
Mud & Blood – Bahia 1926, 2nd Ed.
Salvador: Federal University of Bahia Press, 2018 (in Portuguese)
2.
Lima, Bruno
Memories of the état de siège in Bahia (1924-1926): politics, law and Constitution in testimonies of “Mud & Blood”.
In: Farias, Cosme de; Lima, Bruno (Org.) Mud & Blood – Bahia 1926, 2nd Ed., Salvador: Federal University of Bahia Press, 2018, pp. 17-46

Book Review

3.
Lima, Bruno.
Liberated Africans With Rights?
In: Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History - Zeitschrift des Max-Planck-Instituts für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Vol. 27, pp. 414-416, 2019

Selected Presentations

06/2019
Twenty-fifth Annual Forum of the Association of Young Legal Historians, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, A former slave and black lawyer reader of August Heffter: The principle of free soil in the legal thought of Luiz Gama (Brazil, 1870 -1880)

06/2019
Seminar 'Comparative Studies of Slavery and Race in the Atlantic World', Superior Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Madrid, How the former slave and black lawyer Luiz Gama developed a legal doctrine of manumission which liberated 500 slaves in Brazil (1860-1888)? (in Spanish)

01/2019
The Seminar on Legal History of Ibero-America, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, A black translation of Savigny, Heffter and Borges Carneiro: How the former slave and lawyer Luiz Gama developed a legal doctrine of manumission which liberated five hundred slaves in Brazil (1860-1888)? (in Spanish)

12/2018
PhD Workshop in the humanities, European University of Flensburg (EUF), Flensburg, Germany, Born free, sold by his own father, slave in the city of São Paulo: the autobiography of the poet and black lawyer Luiz Gama (1830-1882)

09/2017
Ninth Brazilian Congress on Legal History, Brazilian Historic and Geographic Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Interpretations of the Law of November 7th 1831 by the lawyer Luiz Gama: Study of the freedom-suits of Iphigênia, José and Jacinto. (in Portuguese)

05/2017
The Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop on Afro-Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, Legal personality of the slave, manumission and fear of the São Domingos revolt in the Constituent Assembly of 1823. (in Portuguese)

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