200 Years of Independence: From the Portuguese royal family in Brazil to Brazil’s independence

On April 4, 2022, the Portuguese Section, Department of Western Languages, together with the Faculty of Arts celebrated 200 years of the independence of Brazil. The celebration included presentations by international scholars. The international guests are, namely, Tâmis Parron, Ph.D., Universidade Federal Fluminense from Instituto de História, Brazil, and Ana Isabel Ribeiro, Ph.D. from Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Letras, Departamento de História, Arqueologia e Artes, Portugal. Representing Thailand is Piemsak Hongjamrassilp, Ph.D., Hispanic and Latin American Studies Program, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University. The contents of the talks include not only the history of Portugal and Brazil, but also the relationship between Portugal and Thailand. 

The representatives from the Faculty of Arts are Dean Suradech Chotiudompant, Ph.D. and Associate Dean Nirada Chitrakara, Ph.D. Representing the Portuguese Section and the organizer was Pralom Boonrassamee, Ph.D. 

Brazilian independence was officially proclaimed on September 22, 1822, by Prince Dom Pedro of Portugal; however, the country’s Independence Day is September 7, as it is said in Brazilian, Sete de Setembro!