Arts and Humanities

2014 Mar 05

Latinos: "The Future is Ours"

4:30pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, S-010, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Jorge Ramos
Jorge Ramos is an award-winning, Mexican-born journalist who has been called the "star newscaster of Hispanic TV" and named one of the Time Magazine's most influential Hispanics in the US.  He is the anchor of Univision's "Noticiero Univision" and "Al Punto" and author of 11 books, the most recent of which is A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto published by Vintage/Random House.

Sponsored by the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights and the Instituto Cervantes at Harvard (Observatorio) along with the David Rockefeller...

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2014 Feb 20

INSTITUTO CERVANTES AT HARVARD Observatorio de la lengua española y las culturas hispánicas en los Estados Unidos: CONVERSACIONES EN EL OBSERVATORIO: ANTONIO MUÑOZ MOLINA & ELVIRA LINDO

Registration Closed4:30pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall. Harvard Yard. Cambridge, MA. 02138

The prestigious Spanish writers Antonio Muñoz Molina and Elvira Lindo will dialogue about Spanish literature, about the relation between literature, history, current affairs and mass media, and about their books. Profs. Tamar Herzog and Luis Fernández Cifuentes will introduce and join the conversation. Q&A in En & Sp. Tapas and Spanish wine will be served.

Los prestigiosos escritores españoles Antonio Muñoz Molina y Elvira Lindo conversarán sobre literatura española, sobre la relación entre literatura, historia, actualidad y medios de comunicación; sobre su propia obra. Los...

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2014 Mar 29

Peabody Museum Family Cultural Event: Dominican Carnival!

2:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

 
Join the Asociación Carnavalesca de Massachusetts, known both for its participation in Latino cultural festivals and as an ambassador of Dominican culture. Carnival participants can celebrate with games, crafts, and traditional tales and join the parade as diablos cojuelos (“limping devils”) cavort indoors in traditional costumes.
Contact: 617-496-1027
Regular museum admission rates apply.

Presented in conjunction with the National Dominican Student Conference. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Dominican Student Association

2014 Mar 27

Peabody Museum Gordon R. Willey Lecture: Forgotten but Not Lost: Unearthing an Ancient Village Preserved by Mexico’s Popocatépetl Volcano

6:00pm

Location: 

The Peabody Museum Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Speakers: Gabriela Uruñuela and Patricia Plunket Nagoda, Professors of Anthropology, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico

Two thousand years ago, the pre-Hispanic village of Tetimpa was buried by a massive eruption of Mexico’s largest active volcano. People were forced to abandon their houses as walls collapsed under the weight of falling ashen pumice. Many household objects, though, were preserved, including numerous unique family shrines. In this illustrated talk, archaeologists Patricia Plunket Nagoda and Gabriela Uruñuela will discuss how the remarkable...

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2014 Feb 20

History and Literature Lecture: Imagining a Secret History: Writing Days of Awe

6:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center 110, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Achy Obejas, Novelist, Translator and Journalist

We write to invite you to attend this spring’s Distinguished Lecture in History and Literature on Thursday evening, February 20, at 6 p.m. in Barker 110, featuring Achy Obejas, an award-winning novelist, translator, and journalist.
In her talk, "Imagining a Secret History: Writing Days of Awe," Obejas will discuss the process that produced her 2001 novel, Days of Awe, a complex exploration of one woman's journey through Cuban, American, and Jewish pasts to uncover her...

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Alice Flaherty

Faculty Project: Puerto Rico Winter Institute 2008

Puerto Rico Winter Institute 2008

Puerto Rico Winter Institute 2008: Beyond Babel: the Art and Science of Empathic Translations...

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Cheryl Giles

Faculty Project: Latin American Women's Stories of Trauma and Healing: A Multicultural and Multidisciplinary Approach to Ministry, Healing and Scholarship (Ecuador)

Luis Cárcamo-Huechante

Faculty Project: A Latin American and Iberian Studies Course on Gender, Sexuality, and Literature.
Faculty Project: New Poetics, New Politics: From Pablo Neruda to the Mapuche Canto
Faculty Project: The Other Voices of America

The Other Voices of America

Of the over 1.2 million Mapuches in Chile, over half live within the greater Santiago metropolis. To help maintain a...

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Scott Cohen

Faculty Project: Sustainable Design: Galapagos Case Study (Ecuador)

Andrew Nevins

Faculty Project:Semantics of Under-represented Languages of the Americas

Semantics of Under-represented Languages of the Americas

Lead Faculty: Andrew Nevins, Associate Professor of Linguistics, and Gennaro Chierchia,...

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Amy Spellacy

Faculty Project: Neighbors North and South: Literary Culture, Political Rhetoric and Inter-American Relations in the Era of the Good Neighbor Policy, 1928-1948

Alfred Guzzetti

Faculty Project: Barrios Family DVD (Nicaragua)

Barrios Family DVD (Nicaragua)

Professor Alfred Guzzetti and filmmaker Susan Meiselas collaborated in a project to follow up upon the 1984 film...

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Brad Epps

Faculty Project: Iberoamerican Film Initiative-ARTS@DRCLAS
Faculty Project: Patricio Guzman Film Series/Retrospective (Chile)
Faculty Project: A Latin American and Iberian Studies Course on Gender, Sexuality, and Literature.

Faculty Project: Ibero-American Cinema: Entertainment, Experimentation and Politics in a Globalized Age

Gender, Sexuality and Culture...

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Darcy Frey

Faculty Project: The Influence of Brazil on the Worldwide Climate-Change Debate

The Influence of Brazil on the Worldwide Climate-Change Debate

Brazil’s role as a carbon polluter, a victim of that pollution, and a possible...

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2014 Mar 25

Tuesday Seminar Series: Racism with Equality? Lessons from Socialist Cuba

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge St.

Speaker: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Harvard University

The Tuesday Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

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