Arts and Humanities

2017 Oct 30

Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Film: Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito / Mom and Me and My Little Rooster

1:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Director Arisleyda Dilone in person.

Discussant: Lorgia García Peña, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature.

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2017 Sep 28

Boston Latino International Film Festival at DRCLAS

Thu - Sun, Sep 28 to Oct 1, 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

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DRCLAS is pleased to co-sponsor several screenings of the 2017 Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF). In its 15th year, the festival remains committed to its mission of "using the power of film to break stereotypes, bring cultures and communities together, and reveal the complex...

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2017 Nov 04

Día de los Muertos: Peabody Museum Family Celebration

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

Live music, dancers, and beautiful decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee), make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers, and other artwork, and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar.

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2017 Nov 01

Día de los Muertos: Peabody Museum Open House and Evening Celebration

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive evening of music and community.

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Free and...

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2017 Nov 14

Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins

Speaker: Ronald Real, Associate Professor of Architecture, Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture, UC Berkeley

Despite recent attention to wall building as a security measure, the building of barriers along the U.S. – Mexico border is not a new phenomenon. The U.S. Secure Fence Act of 2006 funded the single-largest domestic building project in the twenty-first century and financed approximately 700 miles of fortification,...

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2017 Nov 02

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Brazil's Aesthetic Condition: João Cabral de Melo Neto on Poetry and Society

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Nathaniel Wolfson, College Fellow, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

In the post-war years, the poet João Cabral de Melo Neto reflected on the state of literature in Brazil and in particular the question of how poetry can...

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2017 Sep 28

Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Film / BLIFF 2017: Chavela

7:00pm

Location: 

Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

Boston Latino Intermational Film Festival 2017 presents: 

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Documentary, 92 mins, Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi, USA, 2017

Co-presented by Bright Lights Series at Emerson College, the Wicked Queer Festival and the Independent Film Festival of...

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2017 Nov 04

DRCLAS/The Harvard Coop: Isabel Allende in Conversation on In the Midst of Winter

8:00pm to 9:30pm

Location: 

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre / The Sanctuary Theatre, 400 Harvard Steet, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Coop and The David Rockfeller Center for Latin American Studies are pleased to present Isabel Allende, in conversation to discuss her new novel, In The Midst of Winter, with Diana Sorensen and Erin Goodman.

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Harvard Jazz Bands Tour Cuba

September 1, 2017

 

This past June, the Harvard Jazz Bands, led by their Cuba-born director Yosvany Terry, traveled to Cuba to study popular rhythms and music history of the island. The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies was pleased to support their trip. DRCLAS is also pleased to host an ensemble from the group that traveled to Cuba to perform at our Annual Open House Celebration on September 7, 6-8pm at 1730 Cambridge Street, Second Floor.

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2017 Nov 09

The encounter of knowledges: Challenges and opportunities for the social sciences and threats for social researchers

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Merkert Chemistry Center, Room 130 | Boston College, 2601-2609 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA

Speaker: Rosa Macz, Q'eqchi Maya legal researcher at AVANCSO in Guatemala

Macz has worked extensively in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala, which has seen heightened tensions between indigenous groups and extractive industries, and is co-author of the recently published Despojos y resistencias: Una Mirada de la Región Extractiva Norte desde Tezulutulán-Verapaz [Dispossesion and resistance: An examination of the Northern...

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