Spanish: How did we get to understand Brazil as the land of carnival?

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Event details

Thursday 9 May 2024
3.50 to 5.15pm


This online taster session will give you an insight into what it's like to study Latin American studies at university. You'll have the chance to hear from one of our academics, participate in a taster lecture and engage with current undergraduates.

How did we get to understand Brazil as the land of carnival?

In this session, we will explore how the image of Brazil was carefully cultivated by the Brazilian government in the 1930s, and how it has endured to the present day.

This session is suitable for students in years 12 and 13.

The mini lecture was a great insight into what learning at university would actually look like and the kind of topics you cover, which was quite a unique and a really useful experience

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Please note that this is an approximate schedule and is therefore subject to change.

  • 3.50pm: Log in and get comfortable
  • 3.55pm: Welcome and introduction to the department
  • 4.05pm: Taster lecture
  • 4.50pm: Question and answer session about the lecture
  • 5pm: Question and answer session about your subject at Sheffield, with an admissions tutor and current students


Complete the form below to reserve a place on this subject taster session. Bookings will close one hour before the session starts.

Contact us

For informal enquiries please email 

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