Ricardo Borrmann studied Social Sciences at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and took his Master’s Degree in Politics and History at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), both in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Between 2012 and 2017 he did his PhD research in Latin American Cultural History at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (LMU-München) with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In his PhD Thesis (2017) he researched on the Reception of Rudolf von Jhering´s and Ernst Haeckel´s ideas by the Brazilian legal field in the 19th Century and focused on the intellectuals Tobias Barreto de Menezes and Sílvio Romero.
In his postdoc research project “Film history, Latin America and transatlantic knowledge circulation: Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes international Network (1935-1977)” Ricardo Borrmann researches on Brazilian film critic Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes (1916-1977), founder of the “Brazilian Cinematheque” (Cinemateca Brasilieira) and father of the academic film studies in Brazil. The research aims at reconstructing Salles Gomes´ international and Latin-American intellectual Network. The project is settled in the Chair of Latin American History (AG Geschichte Lateinamerikas), at the Faculty of History (FB 8) of the University of Bremen. It is also docked at the transdisciplinary research lab “Audio-visual Media and Historiography”, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels, at the Center for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI).
Ricardo Borrmann is a Member of the research lab “City and Power” (Laboratório Cidade e Poder) at the History Institute of the Universidade Federal Fluminense (LCP/UFF). He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Passagens – International Review of Political History and Legal Culture and Revista Direito em Movimento.
-Research Lab “City and Power” (Laboratório Cidade e Poder), History Institute of the Universidade Federal Fluminense (LCP/UFF)
-Brazilian Historical Association ANPUH (Associação Nacional de História)
-Research Lab “Audio-visual Media and Historiography”, Center for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI/University of Bremen)
-Forschungslab „Audio-visuelle Medien und Geschichtsschreibung“, Zentrum für Medien-, Kommunikations- und Informationsforschung (ZeMKI/Universität Bremen)
-Brazilian political and intellectual history
-Latin American legal studies (19th and 20th Centuries)
-Brazilian film history
-Eugenics and scientific cultures in Latin America
-Media landscape and politics in Brazil
-Summer semester 2018: „History of eugenics in Brazil” (BA/MA History)
-Winter semester 2018/2019: „The media landscape in Brazil: History and Politics (BA Communications and Media studies)
27.11.2018 – Moderation (English): Workshop “Social Policies and the Media: The Creation and Circulation of Images of State Intervention in the 20th Century”, University of Bremen
10.06.2018 – Presentation (German): “Knowledge circulation between Europe and Brazil: Tobias Barreto´s and Ernst Haeckel´s contact networks”, Annual Meeting of the Society for History of Overseas (GÜSG) 2018, Düsseldorf 8th-10th June 2018
18.04.2018 – Lecture (English) “Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes´ network and transatlantic cultural circulation in film history”, ZeMKI research colloquium, University of Bremen
19.07.2017 – Coordination and organization of the research colloquium (Portuguese) “Intellectual and cultural circulation – new perspectives in the history of political culture”, History Institute of the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)
Die brasilianische Rechtskultur und die Deutschen: Die Rezeption Ernst Haeckels und Rudolf von Jherings durch Tobias Barreto und Sílvio Romero (1869-1889), Stuttgart: Franz Steiner 2019 (upcoming)
Die brasilianische Rezeption Rudolf von Jherings und Ernst Haeckels durch Tobias Barreto und Sílvio Romero: Instrumentalisierung(en), Netzwerke und transatlantische Ideenzirkulation (1869-1889). Dissertation, LMU München: Fakultät für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften, 2017. https://edoc.ub.uni-muenchen.de/23259/