The Landless Voices project
This international and interdisciplinary project was initiated by Professor Else
R. P. Vieira at the University of Nottingham in 2001, under the auspices of the
School of Modern Languages and in collaboration with the Movement of the
Landless Rural Workers (MST) of Brazil. The database resulting from this first
stage was launched in the House of Commons and in the Via Campesina (World
Social Forum) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in January 2003.
It is now developed and housed by Queen Mary University of London, under the
auspices of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film.
Institutions and Research Centres which contribute to the Project:
- The School of Education of the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
- The MA in Territorial Development of the State University of São Paulo at Presidente Prudente, Brazil
- The Nucleus for the Study of Agrarian Reform (NERA) of the State University of São Paulo at Presidente Prudente, Brazil
- The Nucleus for Gender Studies of the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
- UNESCO’s Chair in Territorial Development and Education for the Countryside, São Paulo, Brazil.
This project links with the International Consortium for Post-Conflict, Reconstruction and Reconciliation, directed by Professor Bernard McGuirk, University of Nottingham.