· THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES AND THE LEMANN INSTITUTE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES 2014 NEWSLETTER IS HERE TO READ
- READ HERE THE NEW ISSUE OF CORREO DE LINGUISTICA ANDINA http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/quechua/documents/CorreodeLinguisticaAndina38.pdf
- DID YOU MISS ANY LECTURE? WATCH ALL OUR VIDEOS http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/videos/default.aspx
- 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?
TODAY IS THE DEADLINE
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)
For more information on Fellowships, please see the Illinois FLAS Fellowship website http://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisflas/aboutflas/
- 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
- 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 (email@example.com)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 27
LECTURES / EVENTS
ARCHEOLOGY DAY 2015: FEATURING RUNA ROOTS
FRIDAY MAY 1
CHICAGO-BASED ANDEAN FUSION BAND RUNA ROOTS
Join us at Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum on Friday, May 1st (4 pm) as Chicago-based Andean fusion band RUNA ROOTS closes out our third annual Archaeology Day! The band is made up of Kichwa musicians who fuse traditional Andean music with melodies from around the world, including reggae, ska, Irish Celtic and more.
AND Spurlock will keep doors open until 5:30 for extended gallery viewing!
This year's theme, "History in Motion," explores the complex ways in which history is generated, in part, through complex movements of people, places, and things. From processes of migration to the embodied performances of dance and musical expression, culture is always “in motion.” Join us for the afternoon component of Archaeology Day on the Davenport Hall quad (10am-2pm) for interactive archaeology booths and a Nahua danza workshop! Maestro Akaxe Yotzin will lead the workshop of Mazehual Danza and the cultural traditions and knowledge expressed through it's steps.
This event is sponsored by the Program Coordinating Council, Student Cultural Programming Fee, Spurlock Museum and the Departments of: Anthropology, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (US Dept. of Education Title VI grant), African American Studies, English, and Unit for Criticism.
MORE ABOUT THE BAND:
- TWO TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR AY 2015-16 – DEADLINE IS TODAY
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 (email@example.com)
- Cover letter stating your interest, qualifications and contact information
- Current CV
- Graduate Transcripts (non-official)
- One letter of reference (can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
1. Preparation of reports and support for publications.
- Generate databases.
- Research for outreach materials.
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 email@example.com)
Send all materials in ONE PDF to Angelina Cotler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DEADLINE: MONDAY, MAY 4
- WINTER PROGRAM IN CUBA
FALL/WINTER 2015-16 FACULTY-LED PROGRAM
PS 300 U.S- CUBA RELATIONS
INFORMATION SESSION: WEDNESDAY, April 29
Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences & the Study Abroad Office
- ANDEAN ACTION RESEARCH FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
The Center for Social Well Being (CSW) www.socialwellbeing.org celebrates 14 years offering our program in interdisciplinary qualitative field methods, as well as Spanish and Quechua language classes, with a continued internship option in the Peruvian Andes. This year we offer our June Solstice seminar: June 7th-27th, a 3 week training program after which students may work and/or pursue their own research objectives in health, education, agriculture, social development, with municipal institutes and civic organizations, depending on acquired skills, demonstrated abilities and interests. Length of the post-training internship is adapted to students’ needs with respect to academic and professional requirements. The intensive field methods and language component is equivalent to 1 semester of university study; we provide participants with a qualitative letter of evaluation and grade. Upon successful completion of the seminar students may affiliate with us as researchers and outreach workers. This year CSW has partnered with the University of New Mexico’s Latin American and Iberian Institute to facilitate the awarding of academic credit for student participants: http://laii.unm.edu/abroad/summer-quechua-program.php.
The combined undergraduate and graduate seminar is held at the center's rural base, an adobe lodge on an ecological ranch in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Callejón de Huaylas, 7 hours northeast of Lima. Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in field investigation that emphasizes methods in Participatory Action Research and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of Climate Change with respect to Ecology, Health, Education, Social Justice, Agrobiodiversity, Community Organization and related topics. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing projects and programs with Quechua communities to develop effective interactional field abilities and required language skills for placement in appropriate contexts to provide community support and research. In addition, the training seminar provides excursions to museums, archaeological sites, glacial lakes and hotsprings; optional recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking. The training program tuition fee is $4000 US dollars that includes all in-country travel, food and accommodations at the rural center, and course materials. The program is under the direction of Applied Medical Anthropologist, Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D., and Flor de María Barreto Tosi, Ecologist and Field Coordinator.
June Solstice Seminar June 7th through 27th 2015
Please contact us for a printable Poster for your Department.
For an application: email@example.com Deadline: May 1st 2015.
Further program information: www.socialwellbeing.org
See our recent publication on Andean perspectives of Climate Change: http://revista.drclas.harvard.edu/book/patsa-puqun Patsa Puqun by Patricia J. Hammer, ReVista Harvard Review of Latin America, Spring 2014 Volume XIII, No. 3, Published by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.
- 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
- 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.
First prize $600 & up to $600 for domestic travel or $800 for overseas travel.
Second prize $150 & up to $600 travel.
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
- STUDY ABROAD IN COSTA RICA
Anthropology 445 CRN 59445) "Primate Behavior, Ecology, Ecosystems Sustainability, and Conservation” and offers each student the opportunity to conduct an individualized field research project on the behavior, ecology, and conservation of one of 3 species of wild primates (mantled howler monkeys, white-faced capuchins, and spider monkeys) in a rainforest in northeastern Costa Rica. I work closely with each student in helping develop their research questions, a set of hypotheses to test, methods of data collection and analysis, and writing up their results in the form of a scientific paper. The students also visit cattle ranches, banana pineapple and coffee plantations, learn about Costa Rican history, food and culture, and see first-hand how local and global economic market demands have affected environmental change in Central America.
Anthro 445 is a 4 credit course. Student’s can register now for the course. It is listed as a second 8 week course during Fall 2015. Students also have to complete an application on the Study Abroad website (http://studyabroad.illinois.edu/) We begin meeting once per week in mid-October so that students can learn about Costa Rica, the tropical rainforest, and begin developing their research project. Then from December 26-January 17th, we stay at La Suerte Biological Research Station in northeastern Costa Rica and students complete their research projects. Many students have used this research experience to write a senior honor’s thesis or have presented the results of their research at local meetings.
If you have any question, please feel free to contact me or have interested students contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IN THE MARKET
Portuguese Lecturer Pool - Department of Spanish and Portuguese -University of California, Berkeley
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 email@example.com.
Assistant Professorship in Brazilian Studies (Literature, Culture, Media) -University of Zurich
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Jens Andermann (email@example.com).
CONFERENCES/CALL FOR PAPERS
TRADICION Y RENOVACION EN LA PRODUCCION CULTURAL ECUATORIANA
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
Favor de dirigirse a Manuel F. Medina, firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
LATIN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTUREOctober 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH
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 email@example.com,
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez (email@example.com).
1st INTERNATIONAL CUBAN REVOLUTION SYMPOSIUM. ORIGIN AND HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT
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
Mrs. Belkis Quesada Gutiérrez E mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Katia Iris Medina Reyes, Congress Professional Organization, Convention Palace, Havana, Cuba, Phone (537)2038958, Fax (537) 2028382; E mail email@example.com ; http:/www.eventospalco.com.
Mrs. Isel Rodríguez, commerce specialist International Sells Department Convention Palace, Havana, Cuba email firstname.lastname@example.org ; phone nr.(537) 208 4398.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th CONFERENCE ON ETHNICITY, RACE, AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
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
G. Antonio Espinoza, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Latin American History
Department of History
Virginia Commonwealth University
Edward Abse, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
School of World Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University
Additional information: Conference website: erip.vcu.edu
- 13th ANNUAL CAPOEIRA ANGOLA CONFERENCE
APRIL 30-May 3rd
- CICLO DE CINE ARGENTINO/ ARGENTINEAN FLM SERIES
FRIDAY May 1
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1800 Foreing Language Building, 707 S. Matthews Ave, Urbana, IL
- SPANISH STORY TIME
Spanish Story Time has been organized by CLACS & the Urbana Free Library since 2006. The event is for children and their parents and consists of storytelling, live music and art. It is presented bilingually in Spanish/English
SATURDAY, MAY 9
2:30- 3:30 PM
We will read Monica Brown book:
TITO PUENTE Mambo King * Rey del Mambo
Come me with your children to listen the story in English/ Spanish, enjoy Latin American songs, and make a drum !
THE CONSORTIUM OF THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
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
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Rodriguez Larreta, sponsored by Macri wins the PRO internal, in Buenos Aires http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://infolatam.com/&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8
Chile's Calbuco volcano covers town of Ensenada in ash http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-32476797
In Guatemala demand resignation of president and vice president http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://infolatam.com/&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8
Brazil’s Power Dynamics Shifting Amid Political Scandals http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/27/world/americas/brazils-power-dynamics-shifting-amid-legislative-scandals.html?ref=world&_r=0
Russia and Argentina agree on an “all-encompassing strategic partnership” http://en.mercopress.com/2015/04/24/russia-and-argentina-agree-on-an-all-encompassing-strategic-partnership
Former Guantánamo detainees in Day 4 of protest at U.S. Embassy in Uruguay http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article19692597.html
Talk of Death Squads to Combat New Wave of Gang Violence in El Salvador http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/04/talk-of-death-squads-to-combat-new-wave-of-gang-violence-in-el-salvador/
Cuba Moves Closer to Exit U.S. Terror List http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/world/americas/cuba-moves-closer-to-exit-us-terror-list.html?ref=americas
Officially Unofficial: The Evolution of Mexico’s Student Protests http://www.coha.org/officially-unofficial-the-evolution-of-mexicos-student-protests/
“LIKES US” IN FACEBOOK : CLACS at UIUC
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
201 International Studies Building
910 S. Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Ph: (217) 333-8419
Fax: (217): 244-7333