School of Letters
At the School of Letters (FALE), there are three major research
areas. The first is Linguistic Studies, pure or applied to Portuguese,
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, and Latin. Another
area encompasses Literary Studies, including Semiotics and Comparative
Literature. A third area deals with Applied Linguistics and Language
Linked to FALE, four centers develop research. The Center for Portuguese
Studies has five thousand books, among them rare collections such as
the Camiliana. The Center for Literary Studies keeps and studies the
personal libraries of Brazilian writers, donated by the families of
Henriqueta Lisboa, Oswaldo França Júnior and Murilo Rubião.
Still at FALE, the Center for Interdisciplinary Afro-Brazilian Studies
involves researchers from Fafich and FAE. Likewise devoted to interdisciplinary
research, the Laboratory of Phonetics is equipped with the most advanced
technology for reading and classification of sound waves.
Writing Workshop and Multimedia Lab
The Writing Workshop and Multimedia Lab (OTLM) has gained prominence at FALE for its interdisciplinary actions, helping to train professionals to work with texts and other kinds of languages.
In addition, it renders services and does research on translation among languages, conducts experiments with various sorts of media, making vídeos, promoting access and communication between people, and demonstrating the warmth of a whole cultural production that takes place at the university.
General information on intellectual property
At the School of Fine Arts, the most important research is done
at the Center for Conservation and Restoration of Movable Cultural Goods
(Cecor). The Center develops techniques and carries out art restoration
Together with teachers from the Department of Chemistry, Cecor develops
substances, pigments, paints, and other materials. It runs a Post-Baccalaureate
Program. Other important research is done on Holography and Cinema,
with the Images of “Imagens de Minas” Project that aims
to recover the movies made in the state.
The School of Music does pure and experimental research. Pure
research is done on the History of Brazilian Musicology, Analytical
Methodology, and 20th Century Composers, via the Center for Research
on Contemporary Music. Experimental work is done on Musical Initiation
and Education. Fundamental to research are the unit’s Labs of
Music and Computer and of Electroacoustic Music.