St John’s College, Cambridge University

The Kenneth Maxwell Collection at St. John’s College, Cambridge University

For a description of the Maxwell Collection by Professor Gabriel Paquette click The Eagle 2012 extract.pdf

St John’s has also announced a new Celso Furtado Fellowship which will bring a leading Brazilian historian or humanities scholar to Cambridge each year.


Harvard University
The Kenneth Maxwell Thesis Prize in Brazilian Studies was awarded for the first time in the Spring of 2005, and was established to recognise the best Harvard College senior thesis on a subject related to Brazil. Candidates may be nominated by their department/concentration/instructional committee, or candidates may nominate their own thesis.

Princeton University
Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis Prize. The Program in Latin American Studies awarded for the best thesis related to Brazil. May be in any field or discipline. Princeton University Library Special Collections: "Documenting the Portuguese Revolution 1962-1994 The maxwell fund also finances purchases for Brazilian materials for the manuscript collection

Kenneth Maxwell Collection


The View from the Hill: Boris in Wonderland

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Monthly Column

Mid-Devon might seem isolated from the concerns of the wider world in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and the global outcry of “Black Lives Matter.”
But here on my hill overlooking the mid-point of the River Exe which runs from Exmoor down to the English Channel, we have the family of the Prime Minister, long-time residents......
São Paulo saw two faces of the “New” Brazil this past week.
On Thursday, June 20th, President Jair Bolsonaro attended the “March for Jesus.” Tens of thousands of Evangelical Christians gathered near the Estação da Luz. Once once upon a time this was the main terminal for the British São Paulo Railway Company (1867-1946).

Brazil and Shaping the 21st Century Global System the reluctant Global Player

Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (1869-1955) was known during his lifetime as “Mr. Five Per Cent.”

This was after his personal share of Middle East oil.
He has remained a very elusive historical individual, a spider at the heart of a veritable global web,......


Thesis Prizes

A Look Back at the Remarkable Life of Calouste Gulbenkian

Revista Varia Historia
Published on Jul 5, 2019
During 2019's July was realized the XII Seminar of the Centro de Estudos Mineiros of Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) which theme was "Mining, Citizenship and History......