Arts and Humanities

Alejandro  de la Fuente

Alejandro de la Fuente

Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies, FAS
Chair, DRCLAS Cuba Studies Program
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute

Co-Chair, Cuban Studies Program

A historian of Latin America and the Caribbean who specializes in the study of comparative slavery and race...

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104 Mount Auburn Street, 4R, Cambridge, MA 02138
p: +1 (617) 495-8508
2018 Oct 15

Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Room S250

The New England Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists presents: Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

Featuring: Alfredo Corchado, Marcela Turati, & Maria Garcia.

See flyer below for details.

Journalism and Mexico

2018 Oct 17

La Batea

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216

La_batea

Stephen and Elizabeth Ferry have produced La Batea, exploring gold’s double effects – situations of violence, contamination, and exploitation, but also of devotion, craftsmanship, and anchored communities. By taking this rounded approach, La Batea aims to contribute to the global debate over the social,...

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Rafael Queneditt at Harvard

The Rafael Queneditt Morales papers are now available at Harvard Libraries

September 27, 2018

The Rafael Queneditt Morales papers are now available at Harvard's Fine Arts Library. Rafael Queneditt Morales (1942–2016) was an important Cuban sculptor whose work centered on the celebration of Afro-Cuban culture in general and of Afro-Cuban spirituality in particular. His art combined the language of geometric abstraction with the use of traditional woodcarving to produce representations of Afro-Cuban religious rituals, deities and symbolism. He formed the art collective Grupo Antillano (1978–1983), creating a platform where distinguished visual artists,...

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2018 Oct 26

Mexican Literature, Culture, and Film across Borders: Translation, Migration and Frontiers

Fri - Sat, Oct 26 to Oct 27, 9:00am - 7:00pm

Location: 

Boston Univeristy, Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

“Mexican Literature, Culture, and Film across Borders: Translation, Migration and Frontiers,” a two-day conference organized by the Center of Latin American Studies at Boston University. The central aim of the...

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Interview with RLL professor Bruno Carvalho

September 17, 2018

By Tiago Genoveze

First of all, congratulations on your appointment as a tenured professor of Romance Languages and Literatures. You received your PhD at Harvard nine years ago. How does it feel to be back on campus in your new role?

It feels like a homecoming, after a wonderful nine years in the Princeton faculty. I have great memories of my time as a graduate student here. It’s particularly meaningful and inspiring to try to carry on some of the work done by my dissertation advisor, Nicolau Sevcenko, who passed away in 2014. Harvard looks like a very...

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2018 Nov 05

Film Screening & Harvard Premier of: Song for Cesar: The Music and The Movement

6:00pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

Cesar Chavez

Please join us for a film screening followed by discussion featuring:

Davíd Carrasco, Professor, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, with a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Abel Sánchez, Film...

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2018 Oct 19

Cuba Studies Program: Reflections on Cuban Visual Arts: Race, Politics, and Institutional Development

12:00pm

 

This panel explores how Cuban visual arts constitutes an important platform to understand a wide range of historical and current socio-political issues. The presenters reflect on topics such as the relationship between figurative art, race, and nation, the transcultural dynamics of Cuba’s concrete art, the contributions of monographs to existing historiography, and the role of the Cuban Art Foundation in the development of national arts and society.

“Concrete Cuba”
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2018 Sep 14

Cuba Studies Program: Radio Wars Not Cold Wars: Political Dissidence and Transnational Clandestine Broadcasting

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandra Bronfman, Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, at the University at Albany-SUNY

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

Cuba was a center of the Caribbean “radio wars” of the...

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