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Rutgers University Press--Latin America and Latino Studies Series

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  • Rutgers University Press--Latin American/Latino Studies Collaboration

The CLAS is more than glad to promote the work of our Rutgers University Press in Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies!

 

 

 

 

Check out the Press's Special Page for the May 2022 Virtual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association.

....Will soon have a conference discount posted.

RUP's relevant series:

Critical Caribbean Studies

Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States

Latin American Studies

Other elements in this collaboration will be posted to this page!

Digitized Archival and Library Resources in Latin America

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Digitized (full text) Latin American History Documents and Texts

Latin American and Caribbean Primary Resources Database-Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials

Mexico--Archivo Historico Militar

Mexico-Hemeroteca Nacional Digital

Mexico-Biblioteca Virtual de Mexico

Mexico--Biblioteca Digital Mexicana

Mexico-Biblioteca Nacional Digital

Mexico-El Colegio de Mexico Biblioteca Digital

Mexico: The Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives at the Center for Research Libraries

Digitized Latin American Newspapers at the Center for Research Libraries, 1805-1922

Digitized Materials Search at the Center for Reserach Libraries

US Foreign Relations Materials: State, Pentagon, Nixon, CIA, Presidends, ASAN, UN...

Cuba--Digitized Card Catalog of Major Libraries and Archives

Cuba--Biblioteca y Hemeroteca Digital Cubana

Mexico--Fideicomiso Archivos Plutarco Elias Calles y Fernando Torreblanc

World Digital Library--UNESCO & Library of Congress

Biblioteca Digital del Patrimonio Iberoamericano

El Salvador--Biblioteca Nacional

Digital Library of the Caribbean

Peru: BIblioteca Nacional Digital del Peru

Mexico and Guatemala: Catalogo de Documentos Digitalizados

Puerto Rico: Archivo Digital Nacional de Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: Guia de Archivos Digitales de la Universidad de Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: Biblioteca Digital Puertorriquena

Global: Digitized Books and Documents through Ancestry.com

Colombia: Biblitoeca Nacional Digital

Colombia: Archivo Nacional Busqueda

Colombia: Banco de la Republica-Hemeroteca Digital

Colombia: Biblioteca Digital de Colombia

Colombia: Universidad de los Andes-Archivo Digital

Colombia: Universidad Javierana-Archivo Digital

Chile: Biblioteca Nacional Digital de Chile

Mexico: Memorias de Hacienda Digitalizadas

Slave Societies Digital Archive

Colombia: Catalogo Colectivo Archivos Colombianos

Senderos Digitales: Archivo Histórico Digital

Colombia: El Archivo Histórico Judicial de Medellín digitized collections: Colección Negros y Esclavos

Regional East Coast LACS Events Compendium--Updated Regularly

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PANEL | Princeton University | April 12

 LASA Panel: Latin America in Focus

Listen to past, current, and future presidents of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of the region. They will discuss important issues such as Latin American politics and the return of the left, democracy, migration, Indigenous epistemologies, climate change, and the current public health crisis, as well as the many opportunities and challenges involved in leading LASA.

Hour: 4:30 PM ET
More information: here


BOOK TALK | Columbia University | April 12

Abortion and Democracy

While restrictions on abortion are on the rise in the U.S., several countries in Latin America have decriminalized, legalized, or eased restrictions on abortion. The book Abortion and Democracy. Contentious Body Politics in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay (Routledge, 2021) offers critical analyses of abortion politics in Latin America’s Southern Cone, with lessons and insights of wider significance. Drawing on the region’s recent history of military dictatorship and democratic transition, this edited volume explores how abortion rights demands fit with current democratic agendas. In this event, Yasmine Ergas engages in conversation with editors Barbara Sutton and Nayla Luz Vacarezza to discuss the movement’s history, strategies and challenges.

Hour: 5:00 PM ET
More information: here

PANEL | NYU | April 13

Chavismo Revisited: Venezuela 20 Years After the 2002 Coup


This event revisits the significance of April 2002 for Venezuela, the Americas, and the larger Left. Building on the conversations in the latest issue of the NACLA Report, “Chavismo Revisited,” this event brings together Venezuelan scholars and activists to discuss the promises and contradictions of the Bolivarian Revolution over the past two decades and how the country and Chavismo got to where they are today.

Hour: 6:30 PM ET
More information: here


FILM SCREENING + Q&A | NYU | April 14

Seeds: Black Women in Power

This film shows the aftermath of the tragic assassination of Marielle Franco, the only Black councilwoman from the city of Rio de Janeiro, and how it inspired Black women across Brazil to run for office. The film follows several women in various stages throughout their 2018 electoral campaigns, demonstrating the possibility of doing politics in a new way, and transforming mourning into struggle. The Defend Democracy in Brazil Committee (DDB- NY) and the New York University’s Urban Democracy Lab are partnering with The People’s Forum to bring Éthel Oliveira to New York for the discussion of the original documentary that she co-directed with Júlia Mariano: Sementes: Mulheres Pretas no Poder (Seeds: Black Women in Power, 2020).

Hour: 6:30 PM ET
More information: here

CONVERSATION | Columbia University | April 4

 The Current State of LGBTQI+ Rights in Costa Rica, Barbados, Haiti & Guatemala

A conversation with participants in the Human Rights Advocates Program, moderated by Jean Freedberg, Director of Global Partnerships at Human Rights Campaign.

Hour: 12:00 PM ET
More information: here

CALL FOR PAPERS | Universidad Internacional, Mex | July 28-29

Eighth Annual International Conference

Latin America: Tradition and Globalization in the 21st Century

Due date: June 21, 2022
More information: here


PRESENTATION | University of Florida | April 5

Bodies, Art, and Protest: Puerto Rican Feminists' Disruptive Performances


Noralis Rodríguez Coss, Puerto Rican feminist scholar, activist, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, will explore the power of several feminist street performances denouncing gender-based violence and other social injustices during the 21st century in Puerto Rico.

Hour: 12:00 PM ET
More information: here

BOOK PRESENTATION | Yale University | April 6

Sweet Fuel: A Political and Environmental History of Brazilian Ethanol


Jennifer Eaglin, assistant professor of environmental history/sustainabilityat Ohia State University, will talk about her first book, Sweet Fuel: A Political and Environmental History of Brazilian Ethanol (Oxford University Press). Her book traces the growth of the Brazilian sugar-ethanol industry from the 1930s to the creation of the National Ethanol Program in 1975 to the launch of the flex-fuel engine in the 2000s and the labor and water pollution issues that came along with it.

Hour: 4:00 PM ET
More information: here



PANEL | Columbia University | April 7

Academic Freedom Under Attack


Faculty from four countries (El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, and the U.S.) discuss the range of repressive threats and silencing attempts that individual scholars and academic communities are confronting. This event seeks to raise awareness and build solidarity across academic communities.

Hour: 1:00 PM ET
More information: here

CONVERSATION | NYU | April 7

Thinking and journaling about race and identity in the U.S while being a cholo from Perú


Sharing personal memories and observations on not being white on both sides of the border, in this talk Marco Avilés, a Quechua-Peruvian writer and journalist, will discuss how writing about this dual experience feeds his literary and academic work.

Hour: 6:00 PM ET
More information: here

 

DISCUSSION | Yale University | April 8

Achieving Equality through Law and Advocacy


This discussion will feature the work of three graduate students who explore the challenges and opportunities of achieving equality through law and civil society organizing. Juridical approaches, public policies, and programs directed towards adolescent pregnancy have focused mostly on sexual and reproductive rights, leaving other questions about health, housing, and safety at the margins of policy and law.

Hour: 2:00 PM ET
More information: here



CALL FOR PAPERS | Universidad Internacional, Mex | July 28-29

Eighth Annual International Conference

Latin America: Tradition and Globalization in the 21st Century

Due date: June 21, 2022
More information: here

PANEL | Columbia University | March 21

Structural Racism in Brazil and the US


What can a comparative look at these countries teach us about the consequences of structural racism and about potential solutions to eradicate racism from our societies?

Hour: 12:30 PM ET
More information: here

PRESENTATION | UPenn | March 22

Redefining Genocide: Political Purposes of a Polysemic Term

This presentation will show how the term “genocide” was appropriated by the political language of black and indigenous social movements in Brazil during the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century.

Hour: 12:00 PM ET
More information: here


PANEL | Columbia University | March 22

Presidential Elections in Colombia 2022


Discusión sobre las perspectivas de las diferentes coaliciones políticas en la elección presidencial de mayo, la futura gobernabilidad dados los resultados legislativos de marzo, y la capacidad del sistema político de responder al descontento ciudadano.

*Simultaneous Spanish-English translation available.

Hour: 4:00 PM ET
More information: here

PRESENTATION | NYU | March 24

Media Representation of African people and Afro-Descendants

As a part of the Conciencia-Afro: Conversations about the Realities of Afro-descendents in Spain series, this session by Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio focuses on several aspects: from the dehumanization of black bodies in the media, to the perception of black people as eternal newcomers. We will also talk about the hypersexualization of black people, especially women, and the asymmetry in the media treatment of childhood.

Hour: 12:30 PM ET
More information: here

LECTURE | NYU | March 23

What the Devil is Happening in Peru? Neoliberalism and the Plebeian Republic of Pedro Castillo

Nicanor Domínguez Faura presents a talk that  addresses the latest political crisis in Peru, a country marked by profound regional and social divisions as well as the current political confrontation between its center-left government and the rightwing opposition.

Hour: 12:30 PM ET
More information: here


PANEL | CUNY | March 24

Mexican Democracy in Regional Context

Conversation with professors Rafael Fernández de Castro (UC San Diego), Sandra Ley (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica, Mex), and Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer (El Colegio de México).

Hour: 3:00 PM ET
More information: here

CALL FOR PAPERS | Universidad Internacional, Mex | July 28-29

Eighth Annual International Conference

Latin America: Tradition and Globalization in the 21st Century

Due date: June 21, 2022
More information: here

SEMINAR| The University of Manchester | March 16

"Indios altivos e inquietos". Lenguajes, prácticas e identidades en la política popular de los andes quiteños a fines del siglo XVIII.


Mireya Salgado (FLACSO, Ecuador) aborda las sublevaciones de Riobamba de 1764 y de Otavalo de 1777 como coyunturas en las que se despliegan lenguajes y prácticas de una política subalterna que ha sido invisibilizada desde los grandes relatos.

Hour: 1:00 PM EST
More information: here

PRESENTATION | República Argentina & Columbia University | March 16

Nuevas Agendas, Más Derechos: Desafíos actuales y futuros para la igualdad de género


Presentation by Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, Ministra de las Mujeres, Géneros y Diversidad de Argentina.

Hour: 6:00 PM EST
More information: here

FILM SCREENING + Q&A | UPenn | March 17

Cursed be Your Name, Freedom: Rock and AIDS in 1990s Cuba


Film screening followed by Q&A with Vladimir Ceballos Santos, a Cuban filmmaker based in Providence, Rhode Island.

Hour: 5:15 PM EST
More information: here

EXHIBITIONS | The Latinx Project | NYU 

Building Radical Soil: January 27 - May 5


A group exhibition that moves us to appreciate the interrelatedness of our everyday lives and the environment. The group fosters an understanding of urgent issues that include extractive economies, environmental racism, and colonial settlement through the reevaluation of ancestral, intergenerational, and community knowledge.

More information: here

Encoded marks, Unwinding paths: February 10 - May 5

Mary Valverde presents a solo exhibition built on codes and marks. Curated by Eva Mayhabal Davis, the on-site installation is a testament to Valverde’s development of an aesthetic language, paying homage to Andean Indigenous and African roots. 

More information: here

CALL FOR PAPERS | Universidad Internacional, Mex | July 28-29

Eighth Annual International Conference

Latin America: Tradition and Globalization in the 21st Century

Due date: June 21, 2022
More information: here

PRESENTATION | Georgetown University | February 28

Urban-Origin Migration: Industrial Monterrey in the Mexico-U.S. Migratory System


This presentation by University of California professor Rubén Hernández-León moderated by John Tutino, will discuss how the economic crises of the 1980s and 1990s saw the dislocation of regiomontano industrial workers, many of whom transferred skills to the manufacturing clusters of Houston and Chicago.

Hour: 5:00 PM EST
More information: here

DIALOGUE | CUNY | March 3

Chile turns Left: Meaning and Prospects


A conversation among Claudia Heiss (Universidad de Chile), Felipe Agüero (Universidad de Chile), and Desmond Arias (CUNY), organized by the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies.

Hour: 2:00 PM EST
Registration: send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BOOK LAUNCH | CUNY | March 10

Dona Ivone Lara's Sorriso, by Mila Burns


By looking at one of the most important samba albums ever recorded (and one that also happened to be authored by a black woman), Mila Burns (Assistant Professor, CUNY) explores the pathbreaking career of Dona Ivone Lara, tracing the ways in which she navigated the tense gender and race relations of the samba universe to ultimately conquer the masculine world of samba composers.

Hour: 6:00 PM EST
More information: here

 

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS, AHA/CLAH MEETING | January 5-8, 2023

American History Association Meeting, Philadephia 2023

The Program Committee invites CLAH members to submit panel and paper proposals for the meetings to be held in Philadelphia, January 5-8, 2023.

Deadline: Feb 15, 2022
More information: here

EXHIBITIONS | The Latinx Project | NYU 

Building Radical Soil: January 27 - May 5


A group exhibition that moves us to appreciate the interrelatedness of our everyday lives and the environment. The group fosters an understanding of urgent issues that include extractive economies, environmental racism, and colonial settlement through the reevaluation of ancestral, intergenerational, and community knowledge.

More information: here

Encoded marks, Unwinding paths: February 10 - May 5

Mary Valverde presents a solo exhibition built on codes and marks. Curated by Eva Mayhabal Davis, the on-site installation is a testament to Valverde’s development of an aesthetic language, paying homage to Andean Indigenous and African roots. 

More information: here

WORKSHOP | Princeton University | February 9

Marketing Made-in-China Products in Cold War Latin America: Cuba, Chile, 1960-1965

The Department of History's Latin America and Caribbean Workshop will have Jian Ren, Rutgers University, as a guest speaker.

Hour: 4:30 PM
More information: here

 

COLLOQUIUM | Princeton University | February 10

Systemic Racism and the Social Impact of Affirmative Action Policies in Brazil 

A Brazil LAB event with Silvio Almeida (Professor of Law and Philosophy, Mackenzie University and Getúlio Vargas Foundation).

Hour: 4:30 PM
More information: here

 

DIALOGUE | Columbia University | February 10

A Música - Repertório de Viagens

A conversation with Silvio Luz de Almeida and MC Carol on reconstructing history in Brazil's favelas, organized by the Geographies of Injustice Working Group.

Hour: 11:00 AM
Registration: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the zoom link.

 

EXHIBITIONS | The Latinx Project | NYU 

Building Radical Soil: January 27 - May 5

A group exhibition that moves us to appreciate the interrelatedness of our everyday lives and the environment. The group fosters an understanding of urgent issues that include extractive economies, environmental racism, and colonial settlement through the reevaluation of ancestral, intergenerational, and community knowledge.

More information: here

Encoded marks, Unwinding paths: February 10 - May 5

Mary Valverde presents a solo exhibition built on codes and marks. Curated by Eva Mayhabal Davis, the on-site installation is a testament to Valverde’s development of an aesthetic language, paying homage to Andean Indigenous and African roots. 

More information: here

 

WEBINAR | Columbia University | Jan 25

Lives in Limbo: The Need for Multilateral Response to the Venezuelan Crisis in Latin America

This panel will discuss the varying responses of nations to the Venezuelan migration crisis and the need for multilateral response in the face of crisis and how national migration policy towards Venezuelans reflects international responsibility in protecting the rights of Venezuelans abroad.
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Registration: here

 

CONFERENCE | Villanova University | April 22 - 23

Defending the Land: Socio-Environmental Conflicts in the Americas. 

The conference aims to examine from an interdisciplinary perspective how the transformation and degradation of the environment caused by the colonial enterprise that began in 1492 have shaped human ecologies across the Americas.
Call for papers: deadline Jan. 31, 2022
More information: here

 

CONFERENCE | Florida International University | February 3-4

Cuba before and after J11: Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions

The Thirteenth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies takes the protests of July 11, 2021, as a point of departure for reflection and discussion about the past, present, and future of Cuba. 
Registration: here

 

CONFERENCE AND EDITED PRINT | NYU | The Latinx Project

Nuyorican/Diasporican Art

While the Nuyorican movement is recognized for its tradition of socio–political activism, poetry, and music—to date, the visual arts remain under-examined in scholarly literature and the public imagination. This conference and edited print volume will address this invisibility by focusing on Nuyorican visual culture. 
Call for papers: deadline March 31, 2022
More information: here

 

EXHIBITIONS | The Latinx Project | NYU 

Building Radical Soil: January 27 - May 5

A group exhibition that moves us to appreciate the interrelatedness of our everyday lives and the environment. The group fosters an understanding of urgent issues that include extractive economies, environmental racism, and colonial settlement through the reevaluation of ancestral, intergenerational, and community knowledge.

More information: here

Encoded marks, Unwinding paths: February 10 - May 5

Mary Valverde presents a solo exhibition built on codes and marks. Curated by Eva Mayhabal Davis, the on-site installation is a testament to Valverde’s development of an aesthetic language, paying homage to Andean Indigenous and African roots. 
More information: here

 

 


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Teaching Latin America with Archival Research

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A Graduate Seminar on Historical Methods at Rutgers University by Tatiana Seijas and Gretchen Pierce

In the first post of this series posted to H-Latam, Professors Tatiana Seijas and Gretchen Pierce described how they created an assignment to introduce graduate students in the Rutgers History Ph.D. program to the process of archival research.  

 

 

 

 

The Archivo Histórico del Atlántico in Barranquilla, Colombia and Its Notarial Records, Part I: Finding Notary Records

Laura Carolina De Moya-Guerra

 

The Archivo Histórico del Atlántico in Barranquilla, Colombia and Its Notarial Records, Part II: Using Notarial Records

Laura Carolina De Moya-Guerra

 

Pandemic Realities: In-Person Research at the Archivo General de Puerto Rico under COVID. Phase 1: Preparation

Rosa Cordero

 

Pandemic Realities: In-Person Research at the Archivo General de Puerto Rico under COVID. Phase 2: Entering the Archive

Rosa Cordero 

 

Unlocking DLOC: A Guide to the Digital Library of the Caribbean: Part One

Kiran Baldeo

 

Unlocking DLOC: A Guide to the Digital Library of the Caribbean: Part Two

Kiran Baldeo

 

Back to the Archives for the First Time: The Archivo General de Notarías de la Ciudad de México, Fondo Siglo XVI, Part 1

Josh Anthony

 

Unlocking the Nonhuman Animals in the Archivo de Bogotá

Javier González Cortés

Latino Studies Resarch Initiative

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The Latino Studies Research Initiative

Five years ago Professors Lilia Fernandez and Aldo Lauria Santiago organized various loose-end, ad hoc efforts related to Latino Studies research at Rutgers into the LSRI effort.  LSRI helped fund multiple faculty and graduate student fellowship competitions and held multiple research symposia.  We assembled a working group of about 50 faculty and graduate students from across Rutgers' many campuses and schools.  The LSRI has served as an umbrella for multiple and diverse faculty projects including oral history work, historical blogs and documenting the history of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Rutgers and in New Jersey.  More recently the LSRI is sponsoring an edited collection of essays on Latinos in New Jersey, co edited by Aldo Lauria Santiago and Ulla Berg (Rutgers University Press).  The New Jersey Historical Commission has funded the creation of a multimedia, public humanities website that will accompany this book.

As part of its effort to bridge North and South the CLAS will help support and make these initiatives visible with the Rutgers and New Jersey communities.