Cambridge

2019 Nov 01

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos

(All day)

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

Each year, the Peabody celebrates the Day of the Dead with a family event and fiesta and a temporary altar that remains on display for the month of November.

Originating with the Aztecs, the Mexican Day of the Dead is a unique blend of Mesoamerican and Christian rituals. The holiday, which is celebrated on November 1 from 4-8pm, All Saints’ Day, is dedicated to adults;...

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2019 Dec 02

Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare Developmental States in the Americas

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store,1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

Speaker: Amy C. Offner, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

In the years after 1945, a flood of U.S. advisors swept into Latin America with dreams of building a new economic order and lifting the Third World out of poverty. These businessmen, economists, community workers, and architects went south with the gospel of the New Deal on their lips, but Latin American realities soon revealed unexpected possibilities within the New Deal itself. In...

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DRCLAS Announces 2018-19 Visiting Scholars and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professors

June 11, 2018

Each year, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) welcomes a group of academics and professionals who study Latin America for a semester or two of research and writing at Harvard. The Visiting Scholars hail from across the globe, and their fields of study are wide-ranging, with political scientists studying direct democracy coming together alongside documentary filmmakers exploring urban issues. This year's cohort includes several scholars focused on individual countries, delving deeper into dynamics specific to Peru, Colombia, and...

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2020 Mar 10

Electoral Management, Partisan Strategic Interaction, and Civic Engagement: Lessons from Latin America and Africa

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandro Trelles, Assistant Professor of Politics, Brandeis University

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

This talk focuses on the formal and informal aspects of electoral autonomy in Latin America and Africa, how political parties interact within electoral management boards, and mechanisms that facilitate the civic engagement and transparency. Drawing on examples from Venezuela, Mexico, Ghana, and Kenya, the talk centres around the concepts of autonomy, the adoption of...

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2020 Mar 09

Global History Seminar: Tâmis Parron, "Black Slavery and World Accumulation: Towards a Global History of Value"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

Speaker: Tâmis Parron, Research Professor, Department of History, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Moderator: Danielle N. Boaz, Visiting Fellow, WIGH; Stuart Hall Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research, Harvard University; Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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2020 Mar 05

Arts and Science Workshop Series: Lo que queda después: la imaginación del futuro y el revés de lo moderno desde la estética Latinoamericana contemporánea hasta la del siglo pasado

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Luz Horne, Professor of Literature at the Humanities Department at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires. DRCLAS de Fortabat Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature

This presentation explores the connection between a contemporary global catastrophic imaginary with the one from mid-twentieth century Latin America: that of a territory impregnated with future. Paying attention to this connection will shed light on the...

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2020 Mar 03

On the Origins of Polarization in Venezuela

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandro Velasco, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

While the literature on urban Latin America has examined the relationship between politics and space, the particular impact of political polarization on urban space and vice versa has received scant attention. In this sense, Caracas is an exemplary case. On one hand, it is marked by long standing spatial...

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2020 Feb 29

HFA Film Series: Patricio Guzman's Chile Trilogy

7:00pm to 10:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

7:00pm

The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar)

Directed by Patricio Guzmán

France/Spain/Chile/Switzerland, 2015, DCP, color and b&w, 82 min.

9:00pm

Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz)

Directed by Patricio Guzmán France/Germany/Chile, 2010, 35mm, color, 90 min.

Details at: https://harvardfilmarchive.org/programs/patricio-guzmans-chile-trilogy

Presented in collaboration with Harvard Film Archive 

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2020 Feb 28

HFA Film Series: Patricio Guzman's Chile Trilogy

7:00pm to 10:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

7:00pm

The Cordillera of Dreams (La Cordillère des songes)

Directed by Patricio Guzmán

Chile/France, 2019, DCP, color, 85 min.

 

9:00pm

The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) 

Directed by Patricio Guzmán France/Spain/Chile/Switzerland , 2015, DCP, color and b&w, 82 min.

 

Details at: https://harvardfilmarchive.org/programs/patricio-guzmans-chile-trilogy

Presented in collaboration with Harvard Film Archive

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2020 Feb 28

CANCELED: The Resurgence of the Right: Evaluating the impact of the Trump policies on the opinion towards Cuba and its government within the Cuban diaspora of South Florida

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Guillermo J. Grenier, Professor of Sociology and Chair in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University

Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University

The work presents the results of the most recent Cuba Poll, (November 2018) and compares the details with the opinions compiled by the research...

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2020 Feb 27

Gordon R. Willey Lecture: The Ancient Maya Response to Climate Change: A Cautionary Tale

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Billie L. Turner II, Regents Professor and Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Moderator: William L. Fash, Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology; Archaeology Program Director, Harvard University

Ancient Maya civilization—known for its cities, monumental architecture, ceramics, hieroglyphic writing, and advanced understanding of mathematics and...

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