Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20-26, 2015



  • ·        THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES AND THE LEMANN INSTITUTE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES  2014 NEWSLETTER IS HERE TO READ 
 

  • GRADUATE MINOR IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
The graduate minor in Latin American Studies will require the student to complete 12 graduate hours; 8 of the hours must be at the 500-level.
    • Area Coursework: A minimum of 8 graduate hours at the 400/500-level from courses in two different departments approved by CLACS every semester.
    • The Center updates and posts approved courses in our website and announce them through our listserv. Our Center has approximately 104 faculty affiliated from different departments in campus, and we approve their courses as part of our curriculum. The Center will record the approved courses on a master list to be kept in the unit that will be used to certify that students took approved courses during their studies in the minor.
    • Language Component: At least 4 hours in language coursework taken in any Latin American language (Portuguese, Spanish or Native American Language or Haitian Creole) while enrolled in the Graduate Minor program.
    • In the case that not enough or advance language courses are offered, The Center also accepts as equivalent area courses taught in these languages, i.e. literature class taught in Portuguese or Spanish.
    • If the chosen language course is at the 400-or 500 level it may count towards the required 12 hours for Graduate Minor. We anticipate that students registering in the Minor already have knowledge of Latin American language.
    • If the Student's Master's thesis or doctoral dissertation deals with a country from Latin America and the Caribbean, we advise students in this minor to speak with their advisor about including a committee member from the minor area.
    • We recommend that the courses taken for the minor not be applied to course requirements in the students' Master's or PhD program
  •          SUMMER ONLINE COURSES
      • INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES- LAST 170
      • CITIES AND IMMIGRANTS- UP335
  • ·         COURSES APPROVED FOR THE MAJOR, MINOR, GRADUATE MINOR AND FLAS STUDENTS FOR CLACS- FALL 2015:
  • ·         SECOND ROUND OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-16 FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES (FLAS) FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
INTERESTED IN LEARNING QUECHUA OR PORTUGUESE?

FLAS Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies.

FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Illinois National Resource Centers and are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply. Only U.S. citizens or residents.
For more information, please see the FLAS website at: http://www.flas.illinois.edu
CLACS - FLAS fellowships may be used for the study of Quechua or Portuguese.
Graduate students receive full tuition, mandatory fees, and a stipend of $15,000 during the academic year (9 months)

Elegibility:
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Current or former FLAS fellows may apply; priority is given to applicants for a first or second FLAS
  • Currently must to be enrolled as a graduate student OR must have been admitted to a graduate program
  • Must be in good standing with the graduate college
  • May carry no more than 25% time assistantship while holding a CLACS FLAS fellowship

FLAS Requirements:

  • Each semester must be enrolled full-time (twelve credit hours)
  • Each semester must be enrolled for graded credit in a formal language instruction course in the language of the award as well as in an area studies course
To be considered please send in ONE PDF to Angelina Cotler (cotler@illinois.edu)
-          Unofficial Transcripts from UIUC
-          Statement of purpose of why you are interested and need to learn either Portuguese or Quechua
-          One letter of recommendation from your advisor ( to be sent directly to Angelina Cotler at cotler@illinois.edu)
DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 27

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LECTURES / EVENTS

April 22, 2015 - 12pm

Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellow Lecture

"Skills, Sociel Ties, Self-Esteem: Examining the Impact of Vocational Training on Informally Employed Women in Salvador, Brazil"
Lenore Matthew, 2014-15 Goodman Fellow, PhD Student in School of Social Work and GRID Student





Location: 314A Illini Union


Free lunch available with rsvp by April 20th 

https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9944094 




 
Sponsor: Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program
Co-sponsors: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Leman Institute for Brazilian Studies; School of Social Work 
  •       THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES
Presents
HAPSATOU WANE, PhD. Candidate World Comparative Literature and Lemann Institute Fellow  2014-15

 THE NERVOUS CONDITIONS OF HYPHENATED DIASPORAS: POSTCOLONIAL PERSPECTIVES ON AFRO-BRAZILIAN WRITINGS

THURSDAY, APRIL 23
12PM
101 International Studies Building


In this paper, I address the persisting reticence of both Brazilian Studies and Postcolonial Studies to engage in a multidirectional conversation with each other.
As I stress the importance of situating Afro-Brazilian literature within a global postcolonial field, I read Marilene Felinto’s As Mulheres de Tijucopapo (1982)
within a Fanonian framework.  Such a reading offers new articulations of African diasporic identities negotiating concepts of indigeinity and
blackness from a postcolonial perspective. I argue that, framed within the discourse of postcolonial diasporas, As Mulheres de Tijucopapo reformulates
“the nervous conditions” of postcolonial subjectivities at the intersection of regional, national and diasporic politics of identity in Brazil

  •         SPANISH & PORTUGUESE COLLOQUIUM
THURSDAY, APRIL 23
4-5PM
LUCY ELLIS LOUNGE

 BENJAMIN FRASER, (East Carolina University)
DISABILITY STUDIES AND SENESCENCE: ALZHEIMER’S DEMENTIA IN TWO VERSIONS OF PACO ROCA’S ARRUGAS [Wrinkles] (Graphic Novel, 2007; Film, 2011)
Paco Roca’s acclaimed graphic novel Arrugas [Wrinkles] (2007) and the subsequent the animated film (2011) directed by Ignacio Ferreras capture the everyday lives and frustrations of elderly residents in a transitional care facility – the central protagonist of each visual work is the recent arrival Emilio, who struggles with Alzheimer’s disease. This lecture builds on recent theoretical work folding issues of aging and dependence into disability studies by stressing the relationship between senescence and cognitive disability in recent film from the Iberian peninsula. It also takes a step toward incorporating qualitative research on the significance of visuality and narrative in understanding Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementia (ADRD). The lecture emphasizes key formal aspects of both the graphic novel and the film that visually link the subjective experience of ADRD with the social processes informing it. Short clips and color images will be incorporated as illustrations.

The Lectures and Arrangements Committee (Ericka Beckman, Glen Goodman, Javier Irigoyen-García, Jill Jegerski, Eduardo Ledesma, and Megan Gargiulo)

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Advanced Studies

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OPPORTUNITIES
  •       TWO TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR AY 2015-16
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites applications for the position of Teaching Assistant for LAST 170 (Introduction to Latin American Studies) for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. Appointments will be 50% and include a tuition and fee waiver and a salary that meets or exceeds the university guidelines. 

T.A. responsibilities include: attendance at two weekly lectures, teaching three weekly discussion sections, office hours, and collaboration in the preparation and grading of quizzes and exams, and other course related tasks as determined by the course Instructor.

Requirements: Applicants must be UIUC graduate students in good standing who will be registered during the semester(s) they will be teaching. They should also have previous teaching experience and a strong academic background in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Applicants should send the following material in ONE PDF to Angelina Cotler (cotler@illinois.edu)
  • Cover letter stating your interest, qualifications and contact information
  • Current CV
  • Graduate Transcripts (non-official)
  • One letter of reference (can be sent directly to cotler@illinois.edu)
DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 27
  •          RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
Academic Year 2015-2016
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites applications for the position of Research Assistant for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. Appointments will be 33% (13.2 hours/week) and include a tuition and fee waiver and a monthly salary of 1,713.18
The Research Assistant will provide research and other support for the activities of the staff of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Lemann Institute for Brazilians Studies.

Responsibilities include:
1.      Preparation of reports and support for publications.
  1. Generate databases.
  2. Research for outreach materials.
Requirements:
Applicants must be University of Illinois graduate students in good standing who will be registered during the semester(s) they will be working. They should also have a strong academic background in Latin America and the Caribbean, and computational skills to create flyers and brochures.

Applicants should send the following material:
  • Cover letter stating your interest, qualifications and contact information
  • Current CV
  • Graduate Transcripts (non-official)
  • One letter of reference (can be sent directly to cotler@illinois.edu)
Send all materials in ONE PDF to Angelina Cotler (cotler@illinois.edu)

DEADLINE: MONDAY, MAY 4
  •    DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH ABROAD (DDRA) COMPETITION
 Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education provides grants to support doctoral dissertation research in modern foreign languages and area studies?
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.

Clicke here to learn more and apply; http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

Deadline: TUESDAY, APRIL 28

  •       ARGENTINEAN EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON
ESSAY COMPETITION ON INTERNATIONAL REFORM OF SOVEREIGN DEBT RESTRUCTURING

  •       FULBRIGHT INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP INFO SESSION AT UIUC
Interested in research, teaching, or graduate work abroad? Come learn about Fulbright, the premiere U.S. academic exchange to 140 countries around the world!
 The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,900 full scholarships annually to students for studies, research, or English teaching in every region of the world.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens and either seniors, graduate/professional students, or alumni.  Please see the Fulbright page http://www.topscholars.illinois.edu/fulbright on our website for more information.
featuring advice from recent Illinois Fulbright recipients. There will be lots of time to get your questions answered and enjoy free pizza! The session is targeted to juniors, seniors, and graduate/professional students who wish to explore Fulbright opportunities and begin preparing materials for the Fulbright Priority Deadline of June 29, 2015 for grants beginning in fall 2016.
When: April 21, 5:00pm
Where: 180 Bevier Hall
 The National & International Scholarships team

  •          The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE)
2015 GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT PAPER AWARD COMPETITION
The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) is a nonpolitical, professional international association dedicated to the study of the Cuban economy in its broader political, social, and cultural context

The Jorge Pérez-López Student Award Competition
ASCE Student Award Committee is accepting nominations for the 2015 Jorge Pérez-López Student Award Competition.  A panel of scholars will judge all submissions on the basis of relevance, originality, quality, contribution, and clarity of presentation. Papers should not be co-authored with an instructor or teaching assistant.  At a minimum, all papers must outline a thesis statement, present evidence or data supporting it, not exceed 5,000 words double-spaced length, and follow one of the standard academic writing and citations styles.  The 5,000-word limit for the essay will be STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Self-nominations are welcomed.  All correspondence must be accompanied by a letter stating the name, university affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address of the nominee, as well as a brief statement describing the merits of the nomination.  A condition of submission is that the paper will be considered for publication in Cuba in Transition at the discretion of the committee if it wins any prizes and whether or not the author is able to present it at ASCE’s meetings.  However, authors are free to submit revised copies of their papers elsewhere.  All submissions are expected to conform to ethical and publication guidelines published by the professional association of the author/s field of study.

Graduate Awards
*      First prize $600 & up to $600 for domestic travel or $800 for overseas travel.
*      Second prize $150 & up to $600 travel.
Undergraduate Awards
*       First prize $400 & up to $600 domestic travel or $800 for overseas travel.
*       Second prize $100 & up to $400 travel.

All participants receive a one year complimentary ASCE membership and may attend the annual meeting in Miami including the luncheon for free.  First and second prize winners will also receive an additional two years of complimentary ASCE membership.

Deadline: May 20, 2015

Submission and Information
Send MS Word or PDF via email to:
Dr. Enrique S. Pumar,
Chair Student Award Committee
Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy 
  • PREMIO MANUEL CHIRIBOGA







 






Sobre el Premio Manuel Chiriboga


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El Premio Manuel Chiriboga es una iniciativa de Rimisp – Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural, que tiene el propósito de rendir un homenaje al destacado sociólogo ecuatoriano por su sobresaliente aporte al conocimiento y a la transformación de las sociedades rurales latinoamericanas.

Rimisp además reconoce a través de este premio las contribuciones de Manuel Chiriboga a nuestro propio desarrollo como organización comprometida con la promoción de cambios institucionales, económicos y sociales para hacer de América Latina una región próspera, justa y sostenible.

Concretamente, el objetivo del Premio Manuel Chiriboga es destacar tesis de Doctorado terminadas en cualquier disciplina de las ciencias sociales, cuyo tema se relacione con las transformaciones productivas, sociales e institucionales de las sociedades rurales de América Latina.

La tesis ganadora será premiada con la obtención del Diploma Premio Manuel Chiriboga otorgado por Rimisp; un reconocimiento monetario, su publicación electrónica por Rimisp y la posibilidad de participar en instancias de divulgación y socialización del contenido de la tesis.







Contacto y pie de imprenta


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 • premiotesis@rimisp.org • 



 
  •          LAS TEACHING ASSISTANT FOR AY 15-16
LAS Global Studies is seeking a 25% graduate Teaching Assistant for AY 2015-16.   We anticipate that the TA will teach one section of GLBL 100: Introduction to Global Studies in the fall and one section in the spring. 

Deadline to send a letter of interest and resume/CV, along with contact information for 2-3 references:  Monday, April 27. 

We'll start contacting people shortly after that date.

Send materials to: Valerie Paceley, vpaceley@illinois.edu.   

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IN THE MARKET
  •      Portuguese Lecturer Pool - Department of Spanish and Portuguese -University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese seeks an applicant pool of qualified part-time temporary instructors to teach elementary and intermediate Portuguese language courses should an opening arise. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, and interacting with students via email.
The initial review date for submissions for Fall 2015 is May 1, 2015, but the posting will remain open until June 30, 2016 to accommodate upcoming needs and new applicants. Applications received by May 1, 2015 will receive priority for Fall 2015; to receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to this date.

The department typically reviews applications for the fall semester in May and for the spring semester in October. Positions are part-time, renewable, non-tenure track, beginning as early as August 2015. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Basic qualifications: Successful candidates must have a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Portuguese or a related field by time of application.

Additional qualifications (by time of appointment): Candidates should have previous college teaching experience using a communicative language teaching approach, native or near-native fluency in Portuguese and English, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Familiarity with college-level language programs, teaching experience using current language-teaching methodologies (task-based and meaning-based instruction, communicative language approach) and experience with technology tools to implement in the language classroom.

Letter of application, updated curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, four recent teaching evaluations, two original teaching activities that reflect teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references are required of all applicants; a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service is optional. Beginning salary for lecturers is $49,012, but salary setting will be commensurate with education and experience.

Letters of recommendation are not required for applications to this pool. If reference letters are later solicited by the Department, they will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

Applications must be submitted online http://apptrkr.com/601259 by May 1, 2015 to be considered for Fall 2015 employment. Questions may be directed to gspaacad@berkeley.edu.

  •       Assistant Professorship in Brazilian Studies (Literature, Culture, Media) -University of Zurich

The University of Zurich invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Brazilian Studies (Literature, Culture, Media). The position is temporary for a three-year period, after which it may be renewed for another period of three years. Candidates should demonstrate a transmedial profile. Fields of expertise should include contemporary Brazilian text, image or sound cultures, including popular music and audiovisual media. The appointee will teach in the programs of Portuguese Language and Literature as well as in Ibero-Romance/Latin American Studies at the Seminar of Romance Studies. The position should be filled as soon as possible. Deadline: May 8, 2015

Candidates should hold a PhD degree in literary, cultural, film or media studies and have an excellent record of academic achievements in the relevant field. Teaching will be in Portuguese, and native or near-native fluency in the language is compulsory. In the interest of increasing the number of women in leading academic positions, we specifically encourage women to apply.

Applicants are requested to enclose a letter in German, English or French, in which they describe their abilities and motivation, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a description of courses they have taught, a description of completed research projects, and three representative publications. Applications should be mailed as a single PDF file to University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dean’s Office, Rämistrasse 69, CH-8001 Zurich, bewerbungen@phil.uzh.ch.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Jens Andermann (jens.andermann@uzh.ch).

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CONFERENCES/CALL FOR PAPERS
  •      TRADICION Y RENOVACION EN LA PRODUCCION CULTURAL ECUATORIANA

20-21 de julio del 2015
En los predios de la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar


La Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura) y la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívarmconvocan a los interesados a participar en el próximo congreso. Que tendrá lugar en los predios de la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar del 20-21 de julio del 2015.Sub-temas sugeridos (que no limitan las materias posibles)

La narrativa y la poesía ecuatoriana del siglo 21; La historia en la literatura ecuatoriana; La narrativa de Alicia Yáñez Cossío; La literatura de los años treinta; Mujeres escritoras; Cine ecuatoriano ; Producción cultural afro-ecuatoriana; Diversidad e inclusión en la producción cultural del siglo 21; Espacios postmodernos; Escritores ecuatorianos en el extranjero; La literatura ecuatoriana del siglo 19; El rol del internet en la producción, recepción y distribución de la literatura en el siglo XXI.

Proposal deadline:  30 de ABRIL del 2015
Contact information:
http://www.medina502.com/ecuatorianistas https://www.facebook.com/asociacion.ecuatorianistas

Favor de dirigirse a Manuel F. Medina, manuel.medina@louisville.edu

  •       2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

LATIN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE

October 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH


Submissions.mpcaaca.org
Proposals on the theory and practice of popular culture in Latin America, or on aspects of its production, circulation, and consumption are welcome. Topics can include, but are not limited to artisan and artists' books, carnival, comics and graphic novels, dance, festivals, film and television, funerals, the internet, medicine, monuments, performance, popular music and art, religions, romance, social media, and many others. Case studies are also welcome.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Latin American Popular Culture Studies to the LAPC Studies area, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

Any questions? Please email Felipe Gómez at fgomez@andrew.cmu.edu,
More information about the conference can be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org/
Please note the availability of graduate student travel grants: http://mpcaaca.org/conference/travel-grants/.

Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address with the 250 word abstract. Also, please indicate in your submission whether your presentation will require an LCD Projector.

Proposal deadline: Apr. 30, 2015
Contact information:  http://www.mpcaaca.org/
  •      SECOND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOUTHWEST SEMINAR IN COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
Interethnic Relations: New Approaches to Old Debates
San Marcos, Texas, October 22-24, 2015

The Coordinating Committee of the Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America invites proposals for its second annual meeting, to be held at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, on October 22-24, 2015. While we encourage submissions on this year’s theme, Interethnic Relations: New Approaches to Old Debates, proposals on other topics in Colonial Latin America will also be given full consideration. We invite English- or Spanish-language proposals from domestic and international scholars at any career stage. Submissions should include an abstract (no longer than three hundred words) and an abbreviated CV (no longer than two pages). A selection of up to ten scholars will be invited to participate; the Seminar will cover their housing and meal expenses. Invited participants will introduce their respective pre-circulated works-in-progress (no longer than 8,000 words) to the Seminar, and serve as primary commentators for another participant’s work. Susan E. Ramirez, Penrose Chair of Latin American History at Texas Christian University, will serve as general discussant. Please send proposals to theSouthwestSeminar@gmail.com.

To be considered, proposals must be received by April 30, 2015.
Acceptance notifications will be circulated by May 30.

The Southwest Seminar is a collaborative effort among specialists from across the U.S. Southwest dedicated to stimulate innovative approaches to the study of Colonial Latin America. The Seminar’s annual meetings are conceived as a venue to exchange ideas and to promote collegiality and conviviality among colonial Latin Americanists of varied backgrounds and with diverse research interests. Collaborating institutions include Northern Arizona University, Texas Christian University, Texas State University, the University of Arizona, University of California-San Diego, University of Texas-El Paso, and Utah Valley University. Additional information on the Southwest Seminar can be found at TheSouthwestSeminar.org.
The 2015 meeting will be held at Texas State University's main campus in the city of San Marcos on October 22-24. Located on the banks of the San Marcos River, at the heart of the scenic Texas Hill Country, San Marcos is a short drive to the cities of Austin and San Antonio. Participants will have opportunities for excursions to some of the many rich historical sites in the region, such as the San Antonio Missions (including the Alamo) and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. For additional information on the 2015 meeting, contact the organizers, José Carlos de la Puente (jd65@txstate.edu) and Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez (jr59@txstate.edu).
  •       1st INTERNATIONAL CUBAN REVOLUTION SYMPOSIUM. ORIGIN AND HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT

13, 14, 15 October 2015
Convention Palace, Miramar, Havana, Cuba


Stimulate the ideas and knowledgements exchange which from historic science provides the best understanding of the whole complex historic process of the Cuban Revolution.

Proposal deadline: June 30th 2015
Contact information:
Mrs. Belkis Quesada Gutiérrez E mail. relainter@ihc.cu

Mrs. Katia Iris Medina Reyes, Congress Professional Organization, Convention Palace, Havana, Cuba, Phone (537)2038958, Fax (537) 2028382; E mail katia@palco.cu ; http:/www.eventospalco.com.

Mrs. Isel Rodríguez, commerce specialist International Sells Department Convention Palace, Havana, Cuba email isel@palco.cu ; phone nr.(537) 208 4398.

Additional information:
Pre congress Inscription: $ 20.CUC; congress: delegates $ 200.00, No delegates: $80.00

The History Institute of Cuba calls historians, journalists, psychologist, advocate, economists, statements, professors, investigators and specialists in scientific technical information, to participate in the event

All who wants take part could present individual or collective works (no more than 3 authors) which no more than 15 pages (with annex and bibliographies included.) printed in one and a half space in letter sheets (8 ½ x 11 inch). The works must be send to History Institute of Cuba (HIC) hard copy and digital format Word Arial 12 or by compact e mail to simposiorevcuba@ihc.cu before 2015 august 23 rd.

Also requesting persons must send before June 30 to Scientific Committee a single summary with 200 words maximum with the Title, authors full names, entity, country and e mail address.

  •      BRASA- BRAZILIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
The 13th International Congress of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) will take place between March 31 and April 2, 2016 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.The Congress program will include academic panels, invited speakers, plenary sessions, and cultural activities.
Guidelines for proposals:
1.    BRASA accepts two types of proposals:
a)    Individual papers, which in the case of acceptance, will be assigned by the program committee to a panel with similar topic.
b)    Complete panels, for which all participants are already included in the initial proposal. Besides the regular presenters, a panel may also include the following roles:
                       i.    Chair (required) – Someone who leads the panel and who is responsible for communicating with  Congress organization. The chair may or may not present a paper in the panel.
                      ii.    Moderator (optional) – Someone who will discuss the presentations by the end of the panel. The moderator should not be one of the presenters in the panel
Each panel will last for about 2 hours, and should include at least 30 minutes for discussion immediately following the presentations.
BRASA suggests panels to have four or five papers. Panels with fewer participants may have other individual papers added to it by the committee. Panels with 5 or more papers are suggested to be divided into multiple panels.
2. All  proposals must be submitted through the portal:
The Program Committee will not consider proposals submitted in any other format. Please check the step-by-step instructions for single paper and for panel submission.
3.  Each participant may submit only one proposal and present only one paper in the Congress. However, a participant can also serve as chair or moderator in different panels. 
4. Participants do not need to be BRASA members in order to submit a proposal; however, if their paper is accepted, they have to become a member and register for the event for attending the Congress.
To become a member of BRASA or to renew your membership, please visit www.regonline.com/BRASA15-16
5. The Program Committee will give preference to complete panel proposals with participants from different universities and that have an interdisciplinary focus. 
6. The deadline for proposals is May 15, 2015.
7.  In case of questions, please contact BRASA secretariat at brasa-illinois@illinois.edu.
  •          4th CONFERENCE ON ETHNICITY, RACE, AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

October 15-17, 2015
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA

This conference is organizes by ERIP, the LASA section on Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Peoples in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University and theLatin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies journal (LACES). ERIP is committed to the promotion of research, teaching, and the exchange of ideas about the distinctive cultures, racial identities and relations, as well as concerns of subaltern ethnic groups in the region, particularly indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants. The conference provides an opportunity for convening an international and broad interdisciplinary forum for scholars to explore related social, economic, political, historical, and cultural issues.

"Communities, Circulations, Intersections" evokes the scope of the 2015 ERIP conference. Panel and paper proposals related to this motif, as well as to all topics related to the section’s mission and areas of interest in Latin American and Caribbean studies, are welcome and encouraged.

Proposal deadline: June 15, 2015
Contact information:
G. Antonio Espinoza, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Latin American History
Department of History
Virginia Commonwealth University
Email: gaespinoza@vcu.edu
Phone:
804-828-9387

Edward Abse, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
School of World Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University
Email: emabse@vcu.edu
Phone:
804-827-1143
Additional information: Conference website: erip.vcu.edu

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OUTREACH
  •        THE CONSORTIUM OF THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Presents

Spring 2015 LATIN AMERICAN TEACHERS WORKSHOP

EXPLORING THE CITY IN THE CLASSROOM: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON CITIES, URBAN EXPERIENCE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN LATIN AMERICA

Saturday May 2, 2015

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rosenwald  Hall, Room 011, 1101 E.58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

 
Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Co-Sponsor: Center for International Studies, University of Chicago.


  • Offered to K-14 School Educators, Teachers and Librarians
  • Professional Development Teachers' Workshop provide up to 6 CPDU credit hours
How have cities shaped past and presents societies in Latin America? How can we study history, art, literature, memory, and economics through the way cities are built, appropriated, and transformed in time?
Intended primarily for high school and community college educators (but open to all interested parties), this workshop will incorporate perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, and
architecture to explore cities, urban experience, and the built environment in Latin America. By approaching the city as “a living history textbook,” the workshop will discuss how Latin American
cities can be lenses through which we can better understand the region’s history, politics, and arts and provide examples of how this can be translated into classroom instruction. The workshop will also
explore how urban planning can change the way we approach urban problems such as inequality, violence, and poverty, and reflect on the challenges of creating cityscapes inspired by ideas of justice and tolerance.

Registration: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/965452

If you have any questions, please contact
Alejandra S-Seufferheld, Outreach Coordinator
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
202 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-2790. Email: amsseu@illinois.edu

Steven Schwartz, Outreach and Campus Program Coordinator
Center for Latin American Studies, University of Chicago
5848 S University Ave, Kelly Hall, Chicago, IL 60637
773.702.8963. Email: sdschwartz@uchicago.edu
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IN THE NEWS


Two Cuban dissidents concede defeat in local elections  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-32370843

Brazilian leading contractor admits paying 36m dollars in bribes to Petrobras officials  http://en.mercopress.com/2015/04/20/brazilian-leading-contractor-admits-paying-36m-dollars-in-bribes-to-petrobras-officials

US judge orders declassifying files on extradited Colombian paramilitary chiefs  http://colombiareports.co/reopening-books-former-auc-leader-salvatore-mancuso/

Government of Chile ruled out early elections for corruption  http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://infolatam.com/&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

El kirchnerismo pierde en dos provincias clave de Argentina  http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/20/actualidad/1429502822_707265.html

Daughter of former President Fujimori leads intend to vote for election of Peru in 2016  http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://infolatam.com/&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

Press Doublespeak at the Summit of the Americas in Panama  https://nacla.org/news/2015/04/20/press-doublespeak-summit-americas-panama

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Angelina Cotler, Ph.D.
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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
201 International Studies Building
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Champaign, IL 61820
Ph: (217) 333-8419
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