2012 and 2013 events

2013

Adolescents in the Americas: Negotiating Identities, Shaping Contexts in an Interconnected World

Adolescents in the Americas: Negotiating Identities, Shaping Contexts in an Interconnected World

October 4, 2013 9:30 AM  – 4:00 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Friday, October 4th

9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Friday, "Youth Refiguring Gender and Sexuality: Institutional Contexts, Interpersonal Dynamics"

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, "Political Engagement and Social Activism among Youth: Opportunities and Possibilities, Present and Future"

This two-day symposium examines the myriad ways in which the activities and voices of youth impact contemporary politics, public culture, and social and interpersonal relationships. Participants include leading scholars in Africana studies, anthropology, education, gay and lesbian studies, gender studies, Latin American and Latino studies, and sociology who conduct research in the United States, Canada and Latin America. For more information and the complete schedule of events, go to: bowdoin.edu/socanthro/symposia/adolescents-in-the-americas-2013/

SPONSORED BY the Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs, the Departments of Education and Sociology and Anthropology, and by the Latin American Studies Program.

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Coffee Colonialism

Coffee Colonialism

October 30, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Professor Steven Topik (History, University of California, Irvine) will be delivering the lecture "Coffee Colonialism: From the Spice Trade to European Colonies to Latin American National Export Crop"

Coffee, along with sugar, has long been considered one of the primary crops of European colonialism. Prof. Topik, one of the foremost authorities on the global history of the coffee market, will argue that European purveyors were “Johnny-come-latelies” and that New World colonies were much more than simply slaves of their colonial masters.  In fact, they played an important role in shaping the international market for this commodity. Topik’s lecture will trace the evolution of the coffee market and trace our love affair with a beverage that has become such a mainstay in our lives. 


Wednesday, October 30
7:30pm
Searles 315


This lecture is sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, with support from the History and Africana Studies Departments.

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2012

A Conversation with Sarah Lipinoga Gallo '03 on Education and Latin American Studies

A Conversation with Sarah Lipinoga Gallo '03 on Education and Latin American Studies

September 25, 20124:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Banister Hall, Joseph McKeen Ctr for the Common Gd

 

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Mexican Immigrant Fathers: The Effects of Gendered Immigration Policy Enforcement with Sarah Lipinoga Gallo '03

Mexican Immigrant Fathers: The Effects of Gendered Immigration Policy Enforcement with Sarah Lipinoga Gallo '03

September 25, 20127:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room

This talk will examine the implementation of current immigration policies, which have come to equate "illegal" with "Mexican immigrant."

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Symposium: "Caribbean Interorality in the New Millennium" Oct. 11-12

October 11, 20129:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Cram Alumni House, Barn (Torrey Barn)

Interorality is the systematic transposition of previously composed storytales into new tales with new symbolic meanings. It is one of the primary and distinctive markers of the Caribbean identity.

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Symposium: "Caribbean Interorality in the New Millennium" (Keynote and Reception)

October 11, 20125:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Daggett Lounge

 

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Symposium: "Caribbean Interorality in the New Millennium"

October 12, 20129:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Cram Alumni House, Barn (Torrey Barn)

Interorality is the systematic transposition of previously composed storytales into new tales with new symbolic meanings. It is one of the primary and distinctive markers of the Caribbean identity.

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Lecture:

Lecture: "Marianne into Battle? The Paulista Woman and the War of Sao Paulo" Oct. 18

October 18, 20124:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

In 1932 the state of Sao Paulo -- then, as today, the most prosperous and populous state in Brazil -- declared war against the federal government. The conflict that ensued became a major event in Sao Paulo's history, and a crucial marker of regional identity.

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Lecture: "Citizenship, Materiality, and Necroviolence Along the U.S.-Mexico Border" Oct. 18

October 18, 20127:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

In this lecture, Jason posits that he notion of citizenship along the U.S.-Mexico border plays a crucial role in the construction, maintenance, and obfuscation of various types of violence including a form that occurs post-mortem.

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Concert/Workshop: Hector Morales and the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble Oct. 22

Concert/Workshop: Hector Morales and the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble Oct. 22

October 22, 20127:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Percussionist Hector Morales and his group return to Bowdoin for an interactive concert, in which they will demonstrate the sultry rhythms of Afro-Peruvian land, festejo, and more. The concert/workshop will present Hector's instructional book for musicians and music lovers.

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Spanish and Latin American Studies Off-campus Study Informational Dinner Meeting

Spanish and Latin American Studies Off-campus Study Informational Dinner Meeting

October 29, 20126:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Daggett Lounge

 

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Screening/Discussion:

Screening/Discussion: "Granito: How To Nail a Dictator" with Filmmakers Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis Oct. 29

October 29, 20127:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

"Granito" is the story of five people whose destinies are joined by Guatamala's past, when a 1982 genocidal military campaign exterminated nearly 200,000 Maya people...and how a documentary film helped bring a dictator to justice.

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