An editorialised corpus
Manuscripts, prints, maps, drawings and photographs, as well as sound and audio-visual recordings, form a corpus of more than 2,000 documents. This documentary heritage has been contextualised through previously-unpublished articles, written by French and Brazilian specialists and divided into 4 major thematic sections and 14 sub-sections.
Discover the Rencontre de Gallica about critical perspectives between France and Brazil (available in French only).
Rencontres de Gallica is a series of monthly sessions that present the digital collections of the BnF and its partners by focusing on a specific theme or corpus of documents.
The origins of France-Brazil
The history of the France-Brazil digital library began in 2009, on the occasion of the Year of France in Brazil. The two national libraries decided to collect, in a bilingual virtual space, a body of documents describing Franco-Brazilian relations from the attempts at colonisation during the Renaissance to the 20th century, in all their richness and complexity. With the support of the Institut français in Brazil, the two institutions have jointly co-produced the La France au Brésil / A França no Brasil collection.
To celebrate the ten year anniversary of this partnership, the BnF and the National Library of Brazil decided to renew their collaboration in order to overhaul and enrich the site. In 2019, France in Brazil / A França no Brasil thus becomes the France-Brazil digital library and was integrated into the Shared Heritage collection of the BnF.
To go further
The presentation of France-Brazil on the Gallica blog (in French)The international colloquium “1816 in arts and sciences: Franco-Brazilian perspectives on the bicentenary of the voyage to Brazil by Auguste de Saint-Hilaire (1816-1822) and Ferdinand Denis (1816-1819)”, organised in 2016The article “France-Brésil, une frontière à l’épreuve des faits” on the Manioc blog