Conferences

Princeton-Rutgers CFP for LatAm-Carib History Workshop/Conference

The Latin America and the Caribbean Workshop is excited to announce a call for papers for the 2022-2023 academic year. This year the workshop will be organized in partnership with Rutgers University. We welcome proposals on all topics related to the history of the region, both from graduate students and faculty. Past presenters have often shared pre-circulated research papers or dissertation chapters, though we welcome other formats, too.

The workshop will run on a hybrid model, meaning meetings will be accessible both in-person and virtually, and in-person meetings will alternate between Princeton and Rutgers. If you would like to present at LACW, please send the organizers an abstract for your project (shorter than 300 words) by September 1st, along with your project title, your name, and (if you are a graduate student) your year in the graduate program. The days in which the workshop will take place will be decided after receiving work proposals.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

All the best,

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CLAS Participates in the Third Animal Protection Symposium in Colombia

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Animal Protection Symposium in Colombia Supported by CLAS

The third meeting of the National Symposium on Animal Protection, organized by the Observatorio Animalista, was held on June 23, 24 and 25. 

The event gathered speakers who presented research that developed, from different disciplinary fields, the notion of animal protection. In this version of the symposium, three university law firms specialized in dealing with cases of animal abuse shared their experiences and future plans. The Symposium closed with the participation of the Undersecretary of Animal Protection and Welfare of the Mayor's Office of Medellín, who reviewed what has been done by the institution for the animals for nearly 20 years.

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The event was supported by the Ethics and Citizenship Training Center of the Universidad del Rosario - Phronimos, the Center for Latin American Studies and the Colombia Working Group of Rutgers University, USA, the English NGO Animal Defenders International, the law firm Abogato Jurídico, and the Veeduría Animalista and Rescate Animal from Madrid, Cundinamarca (Colombia).

The presentations of the III National Symposium on Animal Protection are available on the Youtube channel and the Facebook page of the Observatorio Animalista.AFICHE

 

The Many Worlds of Mainland “British Latin America”

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The Rutgers British Studies Center and The Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies

The Center for Latin American Studies is Co-Sponsoring this Conference

Registration is NOW AVAILABLE for "The Many Worlds of Mainland 'British Latin America'" Symposium - Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6, 2022, co-hosted by the Rutgers British Studies Center and Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies.

We are bringing together scholars who work on the region and reckon with some aspect of the British presence and legacy in the mainland Caribbean and Latin America.  The papers engage a wide array of topics including systems of unfree labor; artistic production, cultural politics, and identity; engaging the colonial archive; ecologies; and entanglements of empire. We are excited to share that Professor Gaiutra Bahadur will be joining us as the keynote speaker on the 5th while Professor Alissa Trotz will serve as the closing commentator for the final session on the 6th.

This event is hybrid, but if you would like to attend in person, please register quickly, as slots are limited. Online participants should also register.*

Registration Link: 

https://www.jotform.com/build/221105668742051

*registered attendees will receive the link for the pre-circulated papers.

Schedulehttps://rbsc.rutgers.edu/events/11858/the-many-worlds-of-mainland-british-latin-america-symposium

Many thanks to our co-sponsors: the Department of History, the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, the South Asian Studies Program, the Department of Africana Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick.

Hope to see you there!


Nicole, Yesenia and Seth

 

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CFP


Scholarship on the Caribbean has transformed our understanding of the modern world by shifting our thinking about fundamental and global historical processes including diaspora, resistance, revolution, culture, genocide, enslavement, systems of gender and race-based labor extraction, capitalism, globalization, and knowledge production itself. Such work has also increasingly informed contemporary approaches to the scholarship of the mainland Americas and oceanic histories. However, two of Britain’s former mainland Caribbean colonies, British Guiana (Guyana) and British Honduras (Belize) rarely figure centrally in such narratives and are often on the margins of colonial mapping. The sequestration of their histories in part signals the particularities of their post-World War II colonial and post-independence relationships to Britain. What histories and heretofore occluded stories emerge when we center these countries and their multi-racial peoples in entangled local, national, Caribbean and Latin American, imperial and global formations? What are their current conjunctures? How do their grounded realities articulate with regional geopolitical and social transformations? How do these places challenge or enhance our understanding of the Caribbean, Latin America, and British Studies? Pushing on and beyond colonial borders and imaginaries makes it possible to put these places back into conversation with their neighbors, both historically and contemporarily.

Motivated by these questions, this workshop seeks scholars whose work reckons with some aspect of the British presence and legacy in mainland Latin America—whether in terms of formal colonial control, an “empire of neglect,” or informal empire. We especially welcome those who question the very notion of “British Studies,” and, more generally, put critical pressure on “Area Studies” frameworks developed during the Cold War, and see their work in productive tension with such formulations.

We are interested in scholarship in a variety of spaces across mainland Latin America, particularly Guyana and Belize on

  • Blackness
  • Indigeneity
  • Asian and South Asian community formations
  • Enslavement/Emancipation
  • Indenture and systems of coerced labor and carceral confinement
  • Labor
  • Resistance
  • Crossings/Diasporas/Migrations
  • Race, racial politics and racial justice
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Empire
  • Decolonization
  • Capitalism/Neoliberalism
  • Anti-communism and counter-insurgency
  • Artistic production
  • Community activism
  • Culture/Religion
  • Environmental justice
  • The politics of language and translation

We encourage papers that attend to the links between these themes as well as networks in a variety of spaces across the mainland Americas, but also among diverse historical actors— from the Miskitu coastal region to former circum-Caribbean British spaces like San Andres (Colombia), to British enslavers in Venezuela—dating from the sixteenth century to the present. Projects examining the relations between these spaces and actors and the United Kingdom would be most welcome. Finally, we encourage scholarship from a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches from history, anthropology and literature to ethnic studies and film/performance studies. Decisions about submitted proposals will be made by January 3, 2022.

Workshop attendees will be expected to pre-circulate papers in advance of the workshop, which will take place on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Please send a PDF with your name, affiliation, a short bio, and a brief 500- word description of your paper to Quiyana Butler at to=This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="color: #cc0033; text-decoration: none;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, December 17, 2021.

We expect pre-circulated draft papers from presenters (from 4-10,000 words) to be submitted by Friday, April 1.

The workshop will feature morning and afternoon sessions of pre-circulated papers with commentary, a lunch keynote, and a final plenary session featuring intellectual leaders in the field. Workshop attendees will be provided with food and accommodations; limited support for travel may be provided for those without any access to funding. We aspire to conduct this gathering entirely in person, but the workshop may have hybrid Zoom options or go entirely virtual depending on the changing landscape of the ongoing pandemic.

Organizers:
Yesenia Barragan 
Nicole Burrowes 
Seth Koven

This symposium is hosted by the Rutgers British Studies Center and the Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies with the following co-sponsors: the Department of History, the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, the South Asian Studies Program, the Department of Africana Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Contact Email: 

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URL: 

https://britishstudies.rutgers.edu/call-for-papers/call-for-papers

Hemispheric and Transatlantic Archives Workshop: Researching Iberian, Latin American, Caribbean, Latinx Collections

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CLAS hosted a series of research workshops on archives and collections from prestigious libraries on March 4, 2022. The librarians who presented included: Fernando Acosta-Rodriguez (Princeton University), Sarah Aponte (CUNY-Dominican Studies Institute), Laura Martin (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Martin Tsang (University of Miami, Cuban Heritage Collection). They each offered an overview of their collections and highlights, then a session on “hot topics” in librarianship such as research grants, community engagement, collection building, and exhibit curating. The final session was devoted to examples of ephemera from each collection (letters, photographs, Cuban ration cards, writers’ manuscripts). This interactive, hybrid session was attended by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and librarians (staff and faculty).

Many thanks to CLAS faculty and staff, and our co-sponsors:

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
RU Libraries
School of Arts and Sciences Humanities Dean
“Tres Marias” Camões/FLAD Chair in Portuguese Studies

Professor Marcy Schwartz

Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Resources from the Workshop

 

Resources from the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York 



Resources from New York Public Library (NYPL)



Resources from Princeton University Library

 

Resources from the University of Miami



Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Other important Latin American research collections in the U.S.:

  • Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin
  • Berkeley University
  • Harvard University
  • Hispanic Division, U.S. Library of Congress
  • Indiana University
  • The John Carter Brown Library (JCB)
  • Latin American Library, Tulane University
  • Latin American and Caribbean Collection, University of Florida
  • Oliveira Lima Library, Catholic University of America
  • Stanford University
  • University of California Los Angeles 
  • University of New Mexico
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale University



Key Latin American Studies research resources:



Funding Opportunities

  • The University of Houston US Latino Digital Humanities (USLDH) program is a digital scholarship/research undertaking to provide training and research on US Latino recovered materials. https://artepublicopress.com/recovery-program/grantsinaid/

  • Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program. The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program provides assistance for supporting doctoral research at the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC). https://www.library.miami.edu

  • Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices is a grant competition administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) for digitizing rare and unique content stewarded by collecting organizations in the US and Canada. https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/ 

 

 

  • Princeton University Library Research Grants
    Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. 

https://library.princeton.edu/special-collections/friends-princeton-university-library-research-grants



Important Professional Organizations

 

Contact information

  • Sarah Aponte - Chief Librarian and Associate Professor, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, The City College of New York, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Paloma Celis Carbajal, Curator for Latin American, Iberian, and U.S. Latino Collections, The New York Public Library, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez, Librarian for Latin American, Iberian and Latino Studies, Princeton University Library,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Martin Tsang, Cuban Heritage Collection Librarian and Curator of Latin American Collections, University of Miami, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Laura Martin, Ibero-American Studies and Romance Languages Librarian, UW-Madison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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REUNIÓN DE ANTROPOLOGÍA

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Reunion de Antropologia Juridica

The Center for Latin American Studies is co-sponsoring a conference organized by the Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas y Arqueológicas of the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and the Asociación Departamental de Antropólogos de La Paz.

For further and the Call for Papers.