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Splash Biography

JOÃO PEDRO OLIVEIRA, likes history

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2019

Picture of João Pedro Oliveira

Brief Biographical Sketch:

João is a sophomore from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cold hard facts about him:

* Cannot read Bridge to Terabithia without being on the verge of tears (infallibly).
* His favorite flower is the periwinkle, and his favorite star is Spica.

Past Classes

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H403: Palestine and the First World War in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
In this course we will discuss British, Ottoman and French imperialism, as well as Zionism and Arab Nationalism, and specifically how these political forces came to shape the history of Palestine and the Middle East. We will start with a brief discussion on the Bombardment of Alexandria and the Dreyfus Affair. Then we will dive into the history of the First World War in the Near East, including a discussion of the Balfour Declaration and the aftermath of the war.

A316: From Delacroix to la Belle Époque: European Art in the 19th Century in Splash Spring 16 (Apr. 30, 2016)
The long 19th Century (1789-1914) saw Europe change fundamentally, forever. Revolution, Industrialization, Imperialism and the advent of Modernity changed the course of life in the Old World, and these groundbreaking events define the terms in which we think about creativity and beauty to this day. This course provides a panorama of the historical contexts and artistic insights that defined the key aesthetic paradigms of 19th Century Europe, focusing on visual art and painting. We will discuss Romanticism, Symbolism, Realism, Impressionism, and the early Modernism that would meander into the revolution orchestrated by Picasso, Matisse, and others in the early 20th Century.