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September 2021

LACIS’ Fall Meet & Greet + Opportunities in Spanish-speaking Countries (with study abroad)

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Did you know that UW-Madison offers an undergraduate degree, Master's, MA/JD, and Phd Minor in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS)? Come and meet our friendly and helpful staff and see if the LACIS…

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“What happened to the bees? A documentary on the environmental conflict of the cultivation of transgenic soybeans in Mayan territory”

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Adriana Otero Puerto About the presentation: Presentation on the negative impact of the cultivation of transgenic soybeans in the Mayan territory of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, such as the massive death of bees, the…

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October 2021

Lecture: “An Ice Age Art Gallery in Amazonia?”

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ella Al-Shamahi / BBC Natural History Unit (Clare Jones) Jose Iriarte Presented by: Presented by Jose Iriarte and Ella Al-Shamahi.  Josie Iriarte is a Professor of Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter. Iriarte…

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“The Conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, 1521-2021: Domination and Oppression vs Resistance and Liberation”

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jesús Alvarado About the presentation: The presentation discusses the conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, its consequence within the context of the colonial order established by Spain, its parallels and continuities with the present situation in the American…

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“The Urbanization of the Rural World. Water, Homes, and Territorial Transformations in the Tropics”

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States
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Antonio Azuela About the presentation: The session will examine the changing meaning and function of the ejido as a form of property in the rural world. This will be linked to the analysis of urbanization…

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“ESCAPE TO DESPECIALIZATION The shapes that art takes on the edges”

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Alejandro Meitin About the presentation: In my presentation I will focus on certain transdisciplinary initiatives that integrate the artistic way of thinking and action in their constitution and development, analyzing some examples of which I…

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November 2021

Lecture: “Short Term Medical Missions to Central America”

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Douglas Dulli, MD, MS Presented by: Douglas Dulli, MD, MS About the speaker: I am a recently retired professor of Neurology and former director of the MEDiC Student-Run Free Clinic program. I have as an…

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Lecture: “Contemporary art and poetry and the colonial archive in Brazil” 

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Diana Klinger Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Diana Klinger About the presenter: Diana Klinger is Associate Professor of Literary Theory at Universidade Federal Fluminense. She has a research productivity scholarship from…

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“The Sacrificial deaths of Peccary and Puma: A Pan-Andean Ethnographic Theme?”

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Frank Salomon Description of the talk: From the Ecuadorian Andes in the 1970s and in the Peruvian central Andes in the 2000's, a surprising unity appears in the sphere of ritual drama. In both places…

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“Ficciones endeudadas latinoamericanas: el poder mimético y ficcional de la deuda” (presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation)

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Karen Garcia Escorcia About the presentation: In this lecture, I will explore functions of debt as a literary motive in cultural productions from Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Cuba. I will argue that debts are used…

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