Mate Monday: Today at noon

Mate Monday: Today at noon

Just a reminder to join us today in the Serafy room at noon for this month’s Mate Monday! This month’s topic is Found in Translation: The Art of Translating Latin American Literature.  Post-Doctoral Fellow in Modern Languages, Dr. Janet Hendrickson, will lead us in a discussion of the ins and outs of translation.  She’ll share her insights, introduce some of her work, and open the floor to discussion of Latin American literature in general.  It’s a great way to learn…

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Mate Monday, new time!

Mate Monday, new time!

Please note the different time for March’s Mate Monday. We will be meeting in the Serafy room on Monday, March 9, at noon. We’ll have the typical refreshments (cookies and mate), and feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. This month’s topic is Found in Translation: The Art of Translating Latin American Literature.  Post-Doctoral Fellow in Modern Languages, Dr. Janet Hendrickson, will lead us in a discussion of the ins and outs of translation.  She’ll share her insights, introduce…

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Emiliano Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

Emiliano Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

Please join us tonight for historian Alan Knight’s talk on Emiliano Zapata and the Mexican Revolution, which will take place tonight at 5pm in the Serafy Room (SB Hall).  This event is open to all and is hosted by the History Department and the Latin American Studies Concentration.  The talk will last 45 minutes, with time for questions afterwards.  I hope that you will consider joining us, and please spread the word.

Searching for the Disappeared: Mexican Mothers Turning Grief into Action

Searching for the Disappeared: Mexican Mothers Turning Grief into Action

We invite you to attend a talk tonight (10/8) at 6pm in the Art History Auditorium entitled “Searching for the Disappeared: Mexican Mothers Turning Grief into Action.” Lucia Diaz, mother of a disappeared son, will be speaking about the organization she has founded, “Colectivo Solecito,” which is a collective of mothers from the Mexican state of Veracruz who search for information regarding their disappeared children. Researcher Matt Hone, PhD will be on hand to discuss the wider context of the…

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This Day in History: November 3, St. Martin de Porres

This Day in History: November 3, St. Martin de Porres

In this LAS Blog series, you’ll learn about important events and people from Latin America’s rich past.  This first entry is a timely one; with the Porres Lecture coming up on Monday, November 6th (7pm, Art History Auditorium), this is a great chance to acquaint yourself with the lecture’s fascinating namesake!  So, here goes… St. Martin de Porres (Peru, b. 1579) died on this day in 1639.  Porres’s origins are murky and clouded by centuries of hagiography, but most scholars…

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Upcoming LAS events at UD

Upcoming LAS events at UD

¡Hola! We’d like to you be aware of some events coming up that should be of interest.   Monday, October 30th at 4pm in Anselm 230. Mate Monday. Come, join us for some mate and traditional sweet breads (including pan de muerto and other snacks) as we have a discussion about racism in Latin America. Drs. Pezzia, Petersen, Muñoz Solano, and Espericueta will be talking about Latin America’s history and present and the complexity of race and ethnicity in Latin…

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