Tinker Talks: Spring 2019
The Tinker Foundation's Field Research Grants provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct pre-dissertation research.  Lunch will be served to all registered attendees.

Tinker Talks #2: Wednesday, March 27, 11:30 - 1:00 PM

* Justin Pinta: "Correntinean Guarani in Argentina: Language Maintenance in the Face of Ideological Hostility"

* Henry Peller: "Chabil Ixim (Beautiful Maize): Agricultural research-extension with Maya milpa farmers in southern Belize"

* Jo Kingsbury: "Natural and human mediated disturbance influences on bird habitats in the Beni Savannas of Northern Bolivia"

* Santiago Gualapuro Gualapuro: "Imbabura Kichwa: Linguistic structure,
language contact and local identity"
For more information about Tinker Talks,  click here
 2019 Brazilian Film Series
The Center for Latin American Studies is excited to announce our 2019 Brazilian Film Series! Over the course of 5 weeks, we will be showing a Brazilian film every  Monday at 2:30 PM in 180 Hagerty Hall

March 25: Don't Call Me Son
After discovering the truth about being stolen by the woman he thought was his
mother as a child, Pierre (AKA Felipe) must deal with the consequences of his
mother's actions and must try to cope with his biological family

April 1: The Second Mother
When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly
appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into
disarray. 

April 8: From the Land to Your Table
From the Land to Your Table shows the perspectives of seven Ibero-American
filmmakers as they capture the conditions and cultural diversity of popular
produce markets in their individual countries.

April 15: The Empty Classroom
Travel to seven different countries and explore the underlying reasons why
nearly one out of every two students never makes it to graduation day.

April 22: Eternal Amazon
At a time when the world is discussing the impact of human actions on the
environment, Amazônia Eterna presents a critical analysis of how the world's
largest tropical rainforest is understood and appreciated.
Summer 2019 Global Teacher Seminar 
When:  June 3-7, 2019 (9am-5pm)
Where: OSU campus

Global Environmental Issues: The Problems, Solutions and Potential Outcomes. This week-long institute aims to inform K-12 teachers on environmental issues related to the natural resources of various countries, including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. The seminar will deepen teachers' understanding of the different environmental issues and challenges facing society now and in the future, and through pedagogical training enable the incorporation of this new content into their curricula. Teachers will receive a certificate of completion with contact hours, and a $100 stipend for attending the seminar and completing a lesson plan by August 1. The registration deadline is May 1, 2019.

Registration and event details can be found on the CLAS website.

Questions? Please contact smith.12674@osu.edu

The seminar is organized by the East Asian Studies Center (EASC) in partnership with the Center for African Studies (CAS), Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES), and Middle East Studies Center (MESC) with support from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grants.
New AU19 Course: Seminar in Modern Latin American Literatures and Cultures
Next semester, Professor Ulises Juan Zevallos-Aguilar (zevallos-aguilar.1@osu.edu) will be teaching SPAN 8570: Seminar in Modern Latin American Literatures and Cultures: Memories in Comics, Graphic Novels and Photography (1900-2018)

Course Description: 
Latin American comics, graphic novels and photos have a unique history of addressing controversial political, cultural, and social issues. This course presents new perspectives on how comics, graphic novels, and photos on and from Latin America both view and express identity and memory formation on major historical events and processes. The readings explore topics including national identity construction, narratives of resistance to colonialism and imperialism, the construction of revolutionary traditions, and the legacies of authoritarianism and political violence. It offers a background history of comics, graphic novels, and photos in the region, and survey a range of countries and artists. They also highlight the unique ability of these arts to succinctly render memory. In sum, this seminar provides an in-depth analysis of understudied practices, in Latin American memory studies.  During the semester we will study the works of H. Oesterheld (Argentina), M. Chambi (Peru), S. Salgado (Brazil), G. Iturbide (Mexico), J. Padrón (Cuba), R. Ríos (Chile), J. Salvador Lavado (Argentina) among other artists. Class will meet T/Th from 9:35-10:55am in Hagerty Hall 071. 
Second OSU Brazilian Literary Spring*
Wednesday, March 27 (7-8:15pm)
Hagerty Hall 255
Alexandre Vidal Porto & Leonardo Tonus, Literary Soiree. 

Thursday, March 28th (2:20-3:40pm)
Hagerty Hall 259
Leonardo Tonus. Apresentação de Agora vai ser assim.

Friday, March 29th 
Hagerty Hall 255
1-1:45pm Keynote lecture of Leonardo Tonus. "Os novos objetos do exílio e a invisibilidade do refúgio"
The 22nd Annual Hispanic & Lusophone Studies Symposium
2-3:30pm  Alexandre Vidal Porto. Respondents: Denilson Lopes & Leonardo Tonus Chair: Isis Barra Costa

Saturday, March 30th (1-2:30pm)
Hagerty Hall 255
Denilson Lopes. "Mário Peixoto in England" Respondents: Leonardo Tonus & Alexandre Vidal Porto Chair: Lúcia Costigan


For more information, please email barracosta.1@osu.edu


*Hosted by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese
The 22nd Annual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium
When: March 29-30, 2019
Where: Hagerty Hall

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Ignacio Sánchez Prado Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Leonardo Tonus Université Paris-Sorbonne

In a time of xenophobia, hate speech, and political unrest in the United States of America, the 2019 Ohio State Anual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium questions on a global scale the "supposed" universal values that the American flag represents. Neither justice nor liberty has been given to those who challenge the premise of an indivisible nation. 

For more information about this event, click here.

Any questions can be directed to spposymposium2019@gmail.com 
The 22nd Annual Ohio State University Congress on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics (OSUCHiLL)
When: March 29-30, 2019
Where: Hagerty Hall

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Anna Maria Escobar (Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illiniois - Urbana Champaign) - Her research interests include Contact Linguistics and Bilingualism, Sociolinguistics and Dialectology, Dynamics of Language (Variation and Change), Historical Andean Sociolinguistics, Quechua/Spanish Contact, Morphology, Grammaticalization and Semantic Change.

Patricia Amaral (Associate Professor at Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University - Bloomington) - Here research interests include Syntax-Semantics Interface, Historical Linguistics (Syntactic and Semantic Change), Lexical Semantics, Romance Linguistics and Experimental Pragmatics.

For more information about this event, click here.

Questions? Please contact:
Luana Lamberti or Paloma Pinillos Chávez at OSUCHiLL2019@gmail.com
So Far From Home, So Close to the Heartland: Latin American Immigrants in Rural Ohio
When: Saturday, April 6 (12-6pm)
Where: 301 Merrick Hall, Ohio Wesleyan University

The Global Studies Institute of Ohio Wesleyan is pleased to announce their conference So Far From Home, So Close to the Heartland: Latin American Immigrants in Rural Ohio. There will be a keynote address by Jeff Stewart, the Director of the Immigrant Workers Project on the state of immigrants in rural Ohio. There will be presentations by faculty and students on a project that interviewed 340 immigrants this summer. The program is open to faculty, students and others. There is no charge for the conference and thanks to the generosity of the OWU Global Studies Institute we will provide a complimentary lunch and refreshments to attendees that register by March 28.  

Please register here:  own.edu/gsi/immigration-conference 
Marcela Echeverri Lecture
When: April 5th, 2019 (3-4:30 pm)
Where: Dulles Hall, Room 168

Marcela Echeverri Munoz is an Associate Professor of History at Yale University. She received her PhD in Latin American and Caribbean History from New York University and has written about anthropology, gender, and nationalism in mid-twentieth century Colombia; slavery, Afro-Latinos and Indigeneity in the Spanish empire, and state formation in South America. Her book, Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolution: Reform, Revolution, and Royalism in the Northern Andes, 1780-1825, was awarded the 2017 Latin American Studies Association Jimenez Prize. Echeverri
has won fellowships from the Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and Fundación Mapfre (Madrid, Spain), and other prestigious venues. This event is sponsored in part by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University Center for Latin American Studies.

For information on the 2017-2019 CHR program, You Say You Want a Revolution? Revolutions in Historical Perspective, visit http://chr.osu.edu/

Co-sponsored by the Department of History, Center for Historical Research, Center for Latin American Studies
 Latinx Studies Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
When: Friday, April 19th, 2019 (12:30-2:30 pm)
Where: Research Commons (18th Ave. Library, 3rd floor)

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese invites you to join them in their Latinx Studies Edit-a-Thon! Participants will be asked to translate, proof read, add information, and edit references in Wikipedia articles focused on Latinx Studies. 

If you have any questions, please contact Leila Vieira ( vieira.31@osu.edu)
Gil Joseph Lecture
When: April 12th, 2019 (3-4:30 pm)
Where: Dulles Hall, Room 168

Gil Joseph (Yale University) will be presenting his lecture, "Revolution in Modern Latin America". Professor Joseph's research and teaching interests focus on the history of modern Latin America, particularly Mexico and Central America, on revolutionary and social movements, and U.S.-Latin American relations, especially during and after the Cold War.

Co-sponsored by the Department of History, Center for Historical Research, Center for Latin American Studies
2019 Summit of Ohio Latinx Conference 
Pueblo Unido: Strength in Community
When: April 12-14, 2019
Where: Denison University, Granville, OH

You are invited to the 3rd annual Summit of Ohio Latinx (SOL)! The summit was born in 2015 at Denison University when Latinx students, staff, faculty, and allies began to raise questions about the growing Latinx student population at predominantly white institutions in the Midwest. How can we better mentor and equip this population? What issues are they facing on and off campus that we should be aware of? How is their experience on campus impacting their decisions and the choices they make after college? As a result of these conversations, a committee of passionate individuals was formed. They created SOL in hopes of inviting other institutions to unite and discuss ways to learn from each other and make a positive change for future Latinx students. 


For more information visit: conferences.denison.edu/sol/
Or contact SOL ( sol@denison.edu)
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