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Catholic metropolis: experiences and exchanges between the archdioceses of São Paulo and Santiago in the National Eucharistic Congresses in the 1940s

Grant number: 19/14253-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 05, 2019
Effective date (End): April 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal researcher:Renato Cymbalista
Grantee:Joao Carlos Santos Kuhn
Supervisor abroad: Olaya Sanfuentes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile  
Associated to the scholarship:16/22673-5 - São Paulo: Metropolis Catholic. Territorial Strategies of the Archdiocese of São Paulo (1930 and 1940)., BP.DR


Observing the National Eucharistic Congresses as significant religious events that sought to demonstrate the strength and influence of the Roman Catholic Church in society, the research proposal intends to carry out the survey of primary sources and other documents about the 8th National Eucharistic Congress of Santiago, Archives of the Archbishopric of Santiago and conduct a research internship at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, thus proposing a theoretical and immersion in the Chilean and Latin American bibliography in the field of history and urban studies, from a Catholic religious perspective. The general objective of the research is to reflect on possible approaches and exchanges carried out by the archdioceses of São Paulo and Santiago before the 8th National Eucharistic Congress of Chile held in November 1941. In the face of the dialogues between the Catholic Church of the two countries, exchanges that helped in the attempt to build and consolidate the image of such cities as Catholic metropolis (whether in the territorial aspect or in the symbolic aspect) that occurred in the first half of the twentieth century. (AU)

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