latin american studies

Third Wave Coffee, Maya Farmers, and the Anthropology of Wellbeing

Date: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Patterson Office Tower 18th floor West End Room
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His talk focuses on specialty coffee markets and Maya farmers in Guatemala. The best coffees these days are selling for astronomical prices and even though farmers are not getting rich, they are benefitting from the market boom and have high hopes for coffee. 

New Faculty 2014: Meet Monica Diaz

The Department of Hispanic Studies is excited to welcome Associate Professor Monica Diaz to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

 

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

 

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A guide to Día de los muertos celebrations in Lexington

It’s a good weekend to be a hispanista in Lexington. Granted we’ve had a great fall; from the Lexington Latino Festival to the many activities surrounding the Arts and Sciences Passport ¡Viva México! program, those of us who love the Spanish language and Hispanic culture have been busy. Still, this Friday and Saturday are special. 

This weekend we celebrate Día de los muertos, or Day of the Dead, a well-known holiday that has become increasingly popular in the US. On November 1st and 2nd, families throughout Latin America (but especially in Mexico) build altars and visit cemeteries to remember loved ones who have passed away. The holiday is joyous, despite the macabre theme. Día de los muertos is a time to laugh with death, to accept the fact that we’re all headed that way eventually, and to give those we have lost a place at our table for the night. Here are some suggestions for how you can celebrate this weekend, just follow the hyperlinks to more information about and directions to the events. ¡Qué vivan los muertos!

Preparations

Celebrate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at UK

Latino and Hispanic students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to come together to build relationships and network with each other at the next event of the University of Kentucky 2012 Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month (H/LHM) Celebration.

Sin Pais (Without Country) "Documentary and Dialogue"

Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Consolidated Baptist Church
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Sin Pais (Without Country) attempts to get beyond the partisan politics of immigration issues by exploring one family's complex and emotional journing involving deportation.

Contact Rebecca Comage, rebecca.comage@uky.edu, for transportation needs and questions. We will be providing transportation for the first 20 students who rsvp.

Latin/Hispanic Student and Faculty Mixer

Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 133 Student Center
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This will be an opportunity for Latino and Hispanic students, faculty and staff to come together to build relationships and network with each other.

Contact Kairise Conwell: k.conwell@uky.edu

Music from Latin America

Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery, Fine Arts Library
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Puerto Rican guitar virtuoso Eladio Scharron is joined on stage with flutist Carrie Weisinger.

Contact: Dieter Hennings (guitarprogram@uky.edu)

Challenge to the Production of Indigenous Knowledge

Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Caudill Little Library

 

The Latin American Studies Program at the University of Kentucky presents a conference by Joanne Rappaport, Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Department of Spanish and Portuguese Georgetown University entitled "Challenges to the Production of Indigenous Knowledge"

The talk will take place on Wednesday March 7th at 3:00p.m. in the Niles Gallery in the Fine Arts Library.

Joanne Rappaport received a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign in 1982. Her interests include ethnicity, historical anthropology, new social movements, literacy, race, and Andean ethnography and ethnohistory.

UK to Host Documentary Screening on Argentina's Dirty War

UK presents a screening of the documentary "Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity" on a period during Argentina's Dirty War when more than 500 babies were kidnapped and given to military supporter

UK Presents Tribute Concert to Late Spanish Poet

Concert is joint-effort between the School of music and Latin American Studies Program.

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