Lisa Earl Castillo (NHC Fellow, 2018–19)

Project Title

Between Memory, Myth and History: Atlantic Voyages in the Rise of an Afro-Brazilian Temple (Bahia, Brazil, 1810-1910)

Independent Scholar (Brazil)

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Lisa Earl Castillo

Fellowship Work Summary, 2018–19

Lisa Earl Castillo conducted significant research and finished two chapters of her book Between Memory, Myth and History: Atlantic Voyages in the Rise of an Afro-Brazilian Temple (Bahia, Brazil, 1810–1910). She also wrote “Famílias africanas em tempos do tráfico atlântico: Evidências de reencontros de parentes em cinco cartas de alforria (Bahia, 1818–1830),” which is forthcoming in Afro-Ásia (Salvador, Bahia) and “The Enigma of Candomblé’s nação ketu: The Case of Ilê Axé Iyá Nassô Oká” (forthcoming in Yoruba Studies Review). She also prepared a technical report for the Brazilian National Historical and Artistic Heritage Commission (IPHAN).