The Latin American Studies program sponsors unique cultural events each
year, including conferences on cultural and political topics, exhibitions,
poetry readings, and field trips to Philadelphia, New
York, or Washington D.C. for special exhibitions, plays,
or other events. Here is a list of our upcoming, current, and past events:
- The African Americas Project: Artists, musicians and scholars explore connections between Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. October 6-7, 2011
- Imagining Global Citizenship. A speaker series from the Area Studies Programs at the University of Delaware, Fall 2010
- Social Justice in the Americas: Reflections from Latina Scholars. A symposium organized by the Hemispheric Dialogues Research Cluster at the University of Delaware. October 25, 2010
- "Popular Heritage and Institutional Heritage: Rastafari Art in Jamaica in the 1970s."A lecture by Sharon Chacko, a self-taught artist and academic from Jamaica, currently on a Smithsonian Short Term Visitor fellowship conducting research on Rastafari Culture at the National Museum of Natural History. September 15, 2010
- Saberes Alternativaos: Music as Knowledge in the African Diaspora. Fall 2008
- Objects in Motion: Arts and Material Culture Across Colonial North America April 25-26, 2008
- Latin American Ecologies, November 5-26, 2007
- "The Year
of Elections" Voters
and Democracy in Latin America. March
- “Central America: Repression, Resistance & Recovery.” A photographic exhibition about Guatemala and three-week series of events about Central America. April 17-May 6, 2006
- “Political and Economic Perspectives on Colombia’s Future.” A lecture by Prof. Alvarez Zarate, Universidad Externado de Colombia, about the peace process, drug trafficking, and human rights. November 16, 2005.
- “Mirror Dance.” Advance screening of PBS documentary on Cuban-born twin sisters, prima ballerinas, who became estranged by politics. October 25, 2005.
- “The Latin American Diaries: Stories from the 18-22 Generation." A creative presentation by and for students on their experiences traveling in Latin America. Guest speaker: Carla Guerrón-Montero, Anthropology, "On the Perils of Studying Tourism: The Caribbean as a Site of Work, Pleasure, and Inquiry." Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium. September 20, 2005.
- “Desplazamientos, memoria e identidad: Nuevas directoras del cine del Cono Sur.” Presentation about recent film by Latin American Women Directors by Prof. Zulema Moret, Grand Valley State University, April 13, 2005.
- “Latin American Cities.” An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Representations and Uses of Urban Spaces. Sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium. Hosted and co-sponsored by LAS. April 7-8, 2005. Program
- Festival do Brasil. A celebration of Brazilian culture. March 1-5, 2005
- “Unruly Women: Gendered Religion in Colonial Latin America.” Talk and visual presentation by Prof. Stacey Schlau, West Chester University. December
- “After God, El Norte: True Tales of Migration from Mexico to Pennsylvania.” Lecture by Hilary Parsons Dick, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania. November 18, 2004
- New York City Theatre Trip to a Spanish language production by El Repertorio Español of “The Feast of the Goat” about the Trujillo dictatorship in
the Dominican Republic. March 6, 2004.
- “Politics, Poetry, and Photography: Perspectives on the Crisis and Culture in Argentina.” Workshop for Teachers, co-sponsored with Delaware Department of Education. March 13, 2004.
- “Killing the Girls: The Unsolved Serial Murders of Ciudad Juárez.” Talk and visual presentation by Prof. Monárrez, Colegio de la Frontera, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. February 26, 2004.
- “Human Rights and Poetry.” Multimedia Presentation-Lecture, Poetry and Digital Art by Nela Rio, Poet, Artist, Educator. April 13, 2004.
- Buenos Aires: A Tale of Two Cities: Mapping the New Reality through Poetry and Photography: An Exhibition of Poetry and Photography & a Speakers' Forum about Crisis and Change in Latin America
- University of Delaware, Newark Campus, October 13-24, 2003
- Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown, DE, November 17-26, 2003
- Latin American Community Center, Wilmington, March 1-31, 2004