Crossing Borders/Breaking Boundaries VII:
A Multidisciplinary Summer Institute for Arts Educators
The Portuguese Empire in the Sixteenth and
Seventeeth Centuries: Artistic and Cultural Exchange
July 16-24, 2007
University of Maryland, College Park
The 2007 Program
Portugal dominated world trade for the majority
of the sixteenth and
seventeenth centuries, establishing a network that included West
India, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Brazil. The
Borders/Breaking Boundaries Summer Institute will focus on Portugal’s
commercial empire and how Portugal shaped artistic cross-cultural
interaction in West Africa, Brazil, and Macau, China. Portuguese
with these regions, which were hitherto unknown to Europeans,
led to the
creation of original works of art.
What sorts of artistic production resulted from
exchanges between Portugal and its points of contact? How do
indigenous cultures absorb the influence of expansionist cultures?
What is meant by cross-cultural encounters and why do they provide
such energy to cultural and artistic production?
Teachers will increase their knowledge of arts
integration as they create lesson plans that use the arts to
teach other core subjects such as reading, science, literature,
and social studies.
Learn new arts integration techniques!
Develop lesson plans that use the arts to teach other core subjects!
Collaborate with energetic and inspiring colleagues from all
Receive 5 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits or
3 University of Maryland graduate credits!
FREE for Maryland public school
The Portuguese Empire—Expansion and Power
The Crossroads of Atlantic Culture—Fine Arts in Brazil
Manuscript and Print Culture in Early Modern Brazil
Portugal in China—Arts and Culture of Colonial Macau
Workshops and Performance Classes
Capoeira (Martial Arts)
Field Trip to Washington, DC
National Museum of African Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
November 3, 2007 and April 26, 2008 (attendance required)
On-campus residency is required. Move-out is possible on Friday.
Weekend on-campus residency is optional. Participants must attend all scheduled
activities, including weekend events, in order to earn MSDE and graduate credit.
Applicants who wish to stay on campus for these three nights should check the
appropriate box on the application form.
Accommodations and food will be provided on the
University of Maryland campus.
Teachers from different
disciplines within one school are encouraged to apply in teams
of two to
four. Individual applicants will be placed in teams at our discretion.
may download the application form by clicking here.
You may also contact the Center for Renaissance & Baroque
For best consideration, apply by :
April 20, 2007
Sponsored by the Center for Renaissance & Baroque
the Maryland State Department of Education