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LALISA Conference “Peripheral Mappings: Social and Cultural Geographies from the Underside of Modernity”

April 13, 2017
April 14, 2017
April 15, 2017

2017 Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Association (LALISA) Conference

Save-the-date for this conference, which is being cosponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

LALISA Conference: April 13-15

Peripheral Mappings: Social and Cultural Geographies from the Underside of Modernity

From Catalonia to California, Cuba, Chile, to all the many areas impacted by the long Iberian expansion that started in the 15th century, the foundational divisions of center and periphery have constituted cultural and social spaces where languages, bodies, ethnicities, and alternate mappings have resisted colonial hegemonic practices and institutions. According to Mexican philosopher Leopoldo Zea (1912-2004) the peripheral mappings within which Spain and Portugal were placed in the early modern period positioned their colonial territories at “the periphery of a periphery.” Decolonial movements and theoretical discussions have critically revisited the concept of periphery and problematized the discussion with new terms such as Gloria Anzaldúa’s “nepantilism” (“being between crossroads”) and her post-binary discussion of mestizo/a identities. Following on the fruitful discussions of our inaugural conference at Reed College in the spring of 2016, our Second Conference of LALISA at the University of Oregon aims to investigate the validity and contemporary currency of the center-periphery model as a way to understand Latin American, Latino/a, and Iberian cultural productions and social formations. We expect to receive papers from various disciplines across the humanities and the social sciences that will deal with issues related to the central themes of the conference.

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Las Casas Annual Lecture on Human Rights– “Bartolomé de las Casas: First Critic of Modernity

April 14, 2017
5:00 pmto6:30 pm

William W. Knight Law Center, Room 110
1515 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Enrique Dussel will present Bartolomé de las Casas Annual Lecture on Human Rights

Bartolomé de las Casas: First Critic of Modernity”

Keynote address for the second day of the LALISA (Latin American, Latino/a, and Iberian Studies Association of the PNW) Conference. 

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CLLAS 2013 Summer Institute for Oregon Middle School and High School Teachers Runs June 23-28 on the UO campus

“Understanding the Many Faces of Latin America through Art and History: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism”

Fifteen middle and high school teachers who were specially selected to attend a summer institute on the UO campus this June will get hands-on experience exploring the themes of race and ethnicity through history and art under the tutelage of a team of art and curriculum experts, including two artists from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Spearheaded by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and the Latin American Studies Program (LAS), “Understanding the Many Faces of Latin America through Art and History: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism” runs June 23-28 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) under the direction of Dr. Lynn Stephen, UO anthropology professor and director of CLLAS. The institute is funded by a grant from the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program, International Studies Division, of the U.S. Department of Education. › Continue reading

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