Captured in the Sacred Valley of Peru by faculty member Don Leonard, "Salt of the Earth" was awarded 1st Place in the Places category of the 2016 International Photography Exhibition.
NEWSLETTER: April 9, 2018
Brazil Gateway Reception
The Brazil Gateway team will be on campus in April and they will be hosting a reception on April 12th. From 5-8 pm at TRISM (1636 N. High Street), join the OSU Brazilian community to celebrate all things Brazilian, learn about the Brazilian Student Association on campus, and Portuguese language opportunities at Ohio State.You can also get more information about the new Education Abroad program in Curitiba, Columbus' sister city.

Please RSVP to . This event is co-sponsored by the Brazil Gateway, BRASA, CLAS, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Greater Columbus Sister Cities International. 
Classics Coffee Hour: Plato in Paraguay
Today ( Monday, April 9th), join the Classics Coffee Hour for a lecture from Professor Michael Brumbaugh about   the discovery of a new manuscript: "A Commentary on the Guaraní Way of Life Compared with Plato's Republic," ( De administratione guaranica comparate ad rem publicam Platonis commentarius ), an 18th-Century neo-Latin treatise by José Manuel Peramás. Written in Latin and published in early 1793, Peramás' work offers a systematic comparison of the Guaraní (American Indian people of Paraguay and adjacent regions) with an ideal Platonic republic. Writing from exile in the Papal States during the run-up to the French civil war, Peramás challenges contemporary narratives about the Americas and antiquity in an effort to avert a return to the primordial chaos described in Ovid's 

The lecture will take place from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the Thompson Library Multipurpose Room. Coffee and cookies will be provided!
World Music Ensembles Spring Concert
This Sunday, April 15th, join us at the World Music Ensemble Spring Concert, to be held in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium (Hale Hall) from 1:15 - 3:15 PM. The event will include ensemble performances representing music & cultures from around the world, including a performance by the Andean Music Ensemble. Light refreshments will be provided.
Summer Seminars Abroad in Havana, Cuba
The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University announce this year's intensive Summer Seminars Abroad, a 16-day workshop in Spanish linguistics in Havana, Cuba. 
The program, to take place  July 9-25, 2018,  is intended primarily for Spanish teachers. Applications are open, however, to graduate students from Spanish and other disciplines who have a demonstrated ability in the use of the Spanish language and a need for this type of course. 
For more information, and to apply for the program, please visit the website:
Lucrecia Martel Retrospective
During the month of April, the Wexner Center for the Arts will be presenting the films of Argentine Filmmaker, Lucrecia Martel. A member of the New Argentine Cinema Movement, Lucrecia Martel has been described as " One of the most prodigiously talented and critically adulated filmmakers in contemporary world cinema" (Bomb Magazine). The film times will be listed below, and tickets can be purchased at the Wexner Center for the Arts website:

Tuesday, April 17th, 7 pm: The Headless Woman
Wednesday, April 18th, 7 pm: Zama
Friday, April 20th, 7 pm: La ci énaga (Short Works)
Saturday, April 21st, 7 pm: The Holy Girl
First Ohio State Brazilian Literary Spring

Thursday, April 19
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library
Will Eisner Seminar Room
"Brazilian Comics" with Luli Penna
in English

Friday, April 20
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Hagerty Hall Room 255
"21st Century Brazil in Voices, Images, and Letters" 
in Portuguese
Call for Papers: Latin America: Tradition and Globalization in the 21st Century
Saint Mary's College of California in collaboration with Universidad Internacional is organizing the  5th International Congress "Latin America: Tradition and globalization in the 21st century"  that will take place on  August 2 and 3, 2018,  with the participation of various foreign and Mexican universities.
In the new millennium Latin America has emerged as one of the major players in the international field of culture, politics and economy. Therefore, the conference aims to review the manifestations of Latin American cultural diversity, be it art, music, indigenous languages, linguistics, literature, economics, politics, history and other current or related topics, such as the influence of Latin American cultures in the United States. 
Papers and panel proposals on any subject relating to Latin America are welcomed. Graduate student presentations are also welcome. Submit a 250 word abstract (in English or Spanish) by June 15, 2018 to the conference coordinator:
For more information, visit the conference website:
Discovery Theme Project: Be The Street
Be the Street has pulled together faculty and graduate students from five departments - Theatre, Dance, Spanish & Portuguese, English and Comparative Studies. Over the past year, Be the Street has worked with the renowned Albany Park Theater Project (APTP), an award-winning Chicago theater company, to develop a new community-engagement program in the Hilltop neighborhood.

On May 5th, join Be the Street for open rehearsals held throughout the day (8:30 am - 4:00 pm). On Sunday, May 6th, there will be a community conversation at 1:00 and a public performance at 2:30. All performance events will take place at Third Way Cafe (3058 W. Broad Street). For more information, visit:
Direct Action & Research Training Information Session
The DART Center will be hosting an online information session for Ohio State students and alumni interested in community organizing, uniting congregations, and working for social, economic, and racial justice. You can RSVP at:

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:
* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Improving low-performing public schools
* Fighting for immigrants' rights
Positions start  August 13, 2018  in Knoxville, TN, Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC, Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Lawrence, KS, and St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Call for Proposals: Congreso Internacional de Jóvenes Hispanistas, Teóricos y Comparatistas
La Universidad de Vallodolid in Spain will be hosting the 4th annual International Young Hispanists, Theorists, and Comparatists Congress from October 26th through 28th. Individuals who recently received their doctoral degrees are invited to submit proposals about the topic "Literature and Politics: Policies of Literature." Proposals must be submitted by June 3rd. Visit their website for more information:
Autumn 2018 Less Commonly Taught Languages of Latin America: Course Offerings
The Center for Latin American Studies is excited to announce new less commonly taught language course offerings for Autumn 2018, including:
  • Yucatec Maya
  • Haitian Creole
  • Portuguese
  • Quechua
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