CLACS Faculty in the News
CLACS Lecturer, Dr. Quetzil Castañeda, recently participated in an extensive televised interview on the Al Jazeera English talk show The Stream. The segment, titled "Is the Mayan Prophecy Being Exploited for Profit?" focused on 2012-related tourism in southern Mexico and questions of appropriation, resistance, and cultural resiliency among contemporary Maya populations. View the segment in its entirety here.
Mendel Professor of History, Dr. Daniel James, was recently interviewed by the prominent Argentine magazine Revista Ñ, marking twenty years since the first Spanish-language release of Resistencia e Integración (Resistance and Integration), his seminal study of the Argentine labor movement in the Peronist era. In his introduction to the interview, journalist Horacio Bilbao calls the book "a classic of Argentine historiography," and engages Dr. James in a discussion not only about the Peronist period, but also about the status of the labor movement in contemporary Argentina. Read the full Spanish-language interview here.
Rudy Professor Emeritus of French and Italian and Director of the Creole Institute, Dr. Albert Valdman, was recently honored with the inaugural Life Time Achievement Award of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, an international scholarly association gathering together specialists of pidgin and creole languages from around the world. Learn more about the SPCL here.
Cinema Maldito: On the Margins of Brazilian Cinema
Thursday, February 23 & Friday, February 24
CLACS, IU Cinema and various cosponsors are preparing for a Brazilian film with Richard Peña, who will be programming the festival, introducing the films and presenting a public lecture on Friday (2/24) at 3pm. Peña has organized the NY Film Festival at Lincoln Center for 25 years, is a professor of film at Columbia University and specializes in Latin American/Latino Cinema. For show times and more details, visit the IU Cinema webpage.
Portuguese-Speaking Diaspora from the 16th to 20th Century
Exhibit runs until March 1
Lilly Library – Lincoln Room
This exhibit calls attention to the Lusophone presence in Brazil, India, Africa, China and Japan. Many of the materials are from the Charles R. Boxer collection, which is one of the major archives on the Portuguese in Asia. Certain Brazilian materials are from the Bernardo Mendel collection. Items on display include rare first editions, maps, engravings and photographs; the content ranges widely with works of history, religion, fiction, poetry and art. This exhibit represents only a small fraction of the extraordinary Lusophone materials in the Lilly's collection.
Online Proceedings from the 2008 Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages (STILLA) available now! See here for free access.
John Galuska, a CLACS affiliated faculty member, is currently featured on the iub.edu homepage. Please see the article, "'Farming the City:' SPEA class to be taught by Foster International director spring semester," here: http://homepages.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/16770.html. For more information about John's urban farming ventures visit here: http://www.cityfarmer.info/
CLACS Minority Languages Coordinator Daniel Suslak speaks to the Mexican newspaper Milenio about his research on the Ayapaneco language. Click here to read.
Nearly forty years ago, in 1972, the Lilly Library at Indiana University organized a special exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Brazilian independence. Titled Brazil from Discovery to Independence, it was the sixteenth volume in the Lilly Library Publications Series, which began with a series of unnumbered issues in October 1960. This year Indiana University is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Lilly Library and it seems an opportune time to reissue the Brazil catalogue. But it is also important to note that since 1972, the Brasiliana collection has grown considerably. The first part of the publication is a digitized copy of the original 1972 catalogue. The second part, titled Brasiliana at The Lilly Library, provides a broader view of pre- and post-independence materials from the library's collections, with a special eye to more recent acquisitions focusing on U.S.-Brazil cultural relations in the twentieth century.
Dr. Carmen Helena TÚllez receives 2010 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award
We are extremely pleased to announce that our close affiliate, Dr. Carmen Helena Téllez, Professor of Music and Director of the Latin American Music Center, has been awarded one of the university’s highest honors. Please read below for more details about Carmen’s remarkable accomplishments, and join us in congratulating her for this richly deserved honor.
In July 2010 CLACS was awarded Title VI status ($250,000 anually for four years) from the US Department of Education as a National Resources Center (NRC) for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
CLACS Fall 2008 Photo Contest Winners Announcement
CLACS would like to thank everyone that submitted photographs for the contest, we had excellent submissions and the judging was difficult. After deliberation CLACS has selected our Three Winners: Katie Bucher, Richard Wilk and Daniel Suslak, as well as Three Honorable Mentions: Iris Rosa, Jenny Riley and Catherine Tucker. Their photos and narratives can be accessed here and congratulations to all of our winners.
May 2006: Jeffrey Gould, CLACS Director and Rudy Professor of History, gives lecture at Chile's Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano
New website for the Central American and Mexican Video Archive (CAMVA) project. Click here!