|June 15, 2014|
Deadline June 15
The Oregon Encyclopedia is working with scholars, writers, and other experts to create an online compendium of authoritative, original, and well-written information about the state’s history and culture. The Oregon Encyclopedia is pleased to announce we are partnering with the Oregon Department of Education to develop teacher resources on the history of African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian Americans in Oregon. We would very much like to include your scholarship or other authors who you recommend in the project, and we are writing to invite you to contribute original 500 word entries on any of the following topics.
CLLAS Symposium: “Public Engagement in History, Equity, Race/Ethnicity and Human Rights: Lessons from Latino and Latin American Studies at UO”
|March 12, 2015|
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“Public Engagement in History, Equity, Race/Ethnicity and Human Rights: Lessons from Latino and Latin American Studies at UO”
• Panel presentations:
- “Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon”
- “Human Rights and Social Memory in Guatemala: The National Police Archive”
- “Latino History, Resources, and Public Education in Oregon”
- “Afro-Indio America: Music and Culture”
• Keynote address
• Reception and music performance.
The symposium will be a space for students, teachers, researchers, and activists to come together to hear about exciting work being done on issues of Latino/a equity, human rights, and culture.
Border Film Week – Events at the University of San Diego
Journalism professor and CLLAS advisory board member Gabriela Martínez has been invited to screen her documentary Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala for the Border Film Week Series organized by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego. The documentary will be screened on March 26 and Martínez will attend the screening and do Q/A.
Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala (RT 54 min.) tells the story of Guatemala’s National Police Historical Archive (Archivo Histórico de la Policia Nacional—AHPN) intertwined with narratives of past human rights abuses and the dramatic effects they had on specific individuals and the nation as a whole. In addition, it highlights present-day efforts to preserve collective memories and bring justice and reconciliation to the country.
The film is the result of a collaboration between academic units at the University of Oregon and AHPN. With funding support from the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), and other campus units, Carlos Aguirre and Gabriela Martínez (associate professor, UO School of Journalism and Communication), are heading up a series of projects for UO. › Continue reading
|May 19, 2014|
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- Carlos Aguirre (Professor of History, University of Oregon), “The Writer and the Revolution: Mario Vargas Llosa and Cuba, 1959-1968.” Carlos Aguirre, a historian of modern Latin America, has just completed a book manuscript on the early literary and political career of Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa. This presentation will offer new angles to understand Vargas Llosa’s trajectory from a supporter of the Cuban revolution to a critic of socialism and a self-proclaimed liberal. › Continue reading
|June 5, 2014|
|3:30 pm||to||5:30 pm|
Jane Grant Room
1408 University St.
For junior faculty associated with CLLAS, Latin American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and the CSWS Americas RIG
CLLAS will host a publishing roundtable where junior faculty can hear from senior faculty on their publishing experience and gain advice in Latino/Latin American Studies and gender. This will also be a great opportunity for junior faculty to bring specific questions. The panel will touch on many issues, including: › Continue reading
2014 Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture in Latin American Studies — “The Right to Resist Development: Ethnocide and Ecocide in Amazonia
|May 28, 2014|
|2:00 pm||to||3:00 pm|
The 2014 Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture in Latin American Studies presents
The Right to Resist Development: Ethnocide and Ecocide in Amazonia, with Professor Stefano Varese
Professor Stefano Varese is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Native American Studies, University of California, Davis. He was the recipient of the 2013 LASA / Oxfam American Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship. His publications include Witness to Sovereignty: Essays on the Indian Movement in Latin America (2006) and Salt in the Mountain: Campa Ashaninka History and Resistance in the Peruvian Jungle (2004). › Continue reading
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