Arts and Humanities

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...

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‘Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Art’ Showcases Experiences of Marginalized Subjects Through Video and Film

April 30, 2018

 

Queer subjectivities took center stage in a 2017-2018 series at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) titled “Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Video Art and Film.” The series concentrated on two activities which spanned the academic year: an exhibition of video art on display in the center titled Guiñadas Gráciles, curated by Joaquín S. Terrones, Lecturer in Literature and Women and Gender Studies at MIT; and...

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2018 Apr 25

Book Presentation: The Cuban Revolution as Gospel: Jose Angel Toirac and Robert Glück present "Parables"

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

The Communist Party in Cuba purveyed images of Fidel Castro that borrowed from Christian iconography in order to “sell” Fidel. Cuban artist José Angel Toirac and Bay Area writer Robert Glück present their recent collaboration, the artist book Parables. Parables gathers photos from magazines and newspapers like Granma, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party. It repurposes the Cuban Revolution as a Gospel, a new religion with a new scripture. Fidel performs the life of Christ, from his childhood in Nazareth to his ascension into Heaven. Toirac and Glück will...

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2018 Mar 30

Latin GSD: Latinin' America Spring Symposium

12:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard GSD, Gund Hall, Stubbins Room and Room 109

The third edition of the annual Latin GSD Spring Symposium will host designers, artists, and historians in the format of interviews, conversations and lecture presentations. The speakers will engage in discussions about deep history, colonial processes, Modernist projects, and contemporary labor networks as the precursors to a variety of state of affairs and cultural clichés that define the contemporary Latin American experience and identity within the realm of...

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2018 Mar 22

The 18th Annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH)

Thu - Fri, Mar 22 to Mar 23, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

The 18th annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH) will bring together scholars from around the world to discuss the theme of "The Pacific in the World." This is a two-day conference organized by Harvard graduate students.

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2018 Mar 28

Latinx Initiative: 21st Century Bilingualism at Harvard: How Latinx students are reshaping Spanish classroom pedagogy

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: María Luisa Parra, Senior Preceptor in Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Novel theoretical frameworks are being developed as global immigration challenges our traditional notions of languages bound to nation-states. These new approaches enable us to understand emergent social bilingual practices and identity development in children and youth. In this presentation, we will discuss how these...

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Harvard Review of Latin America y el boom de las telenovelas

February 8, 2018

por Borka Sattler para La Exitosa Noticias de Peru

Vale la pena comentar el reciente número, de otoño boreal del 2017, de la publicación ReVista editada por el Centro David Rockefeller para Estudios Latinoamericanos de la Universidad de Harvard.

La mayoría de los artículos están dedicados al boom de las telenovelas que se difunde en América Latina y que son exportadas alrededor del mundo, constituyendo documentos de cultura de masas que muestran la idiosincrasia de esta parte de América.

El impacto que tienen las...

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2018 Apr 10

Los Ojos del Camino / The Eyes of the Journey

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Cases Study Room (S-020), 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker:  Rodrigo Otero Heraud, director of the film The Eyes of the Journey and Hipolito Peralta Ccama, protagonist in The Eyes of the Journey

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