Support and Funding
This project has been supported and funded by the University of Nottingham: The School of Modern Languages; Information Services; The Faculty of Arts (through the Dean’s Fund); Department of Hispanic and Latin American Studies. Further support from: The Postgraduate School of Critical Theory and Cultural Studies; Humanities Research Centre.
Contributors in Different Countries: Else R P Vieira (Director of Project
in the UK and Brazil); Bernardo Mançano Fernandes (Contributor and
Director of the Nucleus for Studies, Research and Projects on Agrarian Reform
of the State University of São Paulo/ UNESP at Presidente Prudente,
Brazil); Malcolm McNee (Contributor from the University of Minnesota, US).
Designed and produced by John Walsh in collaboration with the University
of Nottingham’s Information Services: IT-Systems’ Research
Databases Group (Graham Watson, Sze Yeung and Richard Tyler-Jones); video
and audio streaming hosted by the Media Centre.
Academic Editor: Else R P Vieira
Translation, editorial assistance and proofreading
Translation into English (as indicated with each resource): Bernard McGuirk, Thomas
Burns, Malcolm McNee, Jane Kerrigan, Else R P Vieira. Translation into Portuguese
(as indicated with each resource): Adriana Rouanet, Else R P Vieira. Editorial
Assistance and Proofreading: Jane-Marie Collins, Catherine McGuirk, Richard
Spurr, Shelley Rigby, Sávio Grossi, Marco Antônio Durães,
Mariana Alves, Rinaldo Soares de Souza.
The Project Director & Academic Editor expresses her personal and
warmest thanks to the following:
To those at the University of Nottingham whose invaluable and constant support
and assistance made the research project and the web dissemination of the archives
possible: Nick Hewitt for his sure-handed guidance and support of the Project;
Mark Millington for his invaluable advice and material support; Bernard McGuirk
for his intellectual acumen, deep knowledge of poetics and unflagging daily
commitment to the project; John Walsh for his inestimable input into an innovative
web organization of cultural resources through competent, inspired creativity
and constant dialogue.
To my present colleagues at Queen Mary, University of London, who welcomed me
into their stimulating conviviality as I was finalizing this project.
To the one whose images of an absent Terra inspired and mirror themselves
in this project: Sebastião Salgado.
To the one whose compelling voice for a more human Brazilian Terra
resonates in this project: Haroldo de Campos.
To the MST National Directorate and offices throughout Brazil whose generosity
traverses the various sections of this web archive.
To those whose generously offered voices of long-lived incursions into landlessness
and dispossession in Brazil made this project viable: Frei Betto; Plínio
Arruda Sampaio; Hamilton Pereira; Sávio Bones; Fernanda L. de Carvalho;
Elba Ribeiro Pires.
To those whose collaboration was crucial in the strenuous collection of voices
and images of landlessness throughout Brazil: Bernardo Mançano Fernandes;
Malcolm McNee; Zé Pinto; Zenaide Busanello; Letícia Barqueta;
Araci Cachoeira; Charles Trocate; Maria do Socorro Lisboa.
To the ones who daily helped me with the unforeseen difficulties on the two
sides of the Atlantic: Hazel Spurr; Richard Spurr; Marco Antônio Durães;
To the one whose talent in English helped me with the demands of expression
in a foreign language: Catherine McGuirk.
To the one who has provided me with technical assistance in Brazil and
designed publicity material for the project: Bernardo Duarte.
Else R P Vieira