What Does a Document Do? Restoring Memory and Reinventing the Landscape for Masewal People in Mexico

Over the last 3 years, Alessandro Questa (PhD candidate, Anthropology and Mellon Indigenous Arts Fellow) has served as a witness and mediator between Masewal people and Mexican federal authorities during the process of restoration, protection, and reevaluation of certain local Indigenous documents from the 17th century. His experience navigating between different regimes of value and systems of knowledge led him to ask "what is a document and what can it do?"

Spanish Majors Design New Course for First Responders

Recent graduates Marc Blatt (CLAS 2017) and Sabhi Singh (CLAS 2017), both Jefferson Scholars and Spanish majors, spent their final year at UVa determining how to give back to the community and improve the world around them.

Click here to read about the innovative Spanish-language modules they developed for first responders in Charlottesville, Albermarle County, and the surrounding communities.

Department Graduation Ceremony

The department ceremony for the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese will be in the Culbreth Theatre (the Drama Building) at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.

The ceremony will be in this location regardless of the weather.

Tickets are required to enter the theatre and the number of tickets each graduate will receive will be determined in early March, 2017. 

Centro de las Américas Public Lecture: Sugar, Knowledge, and the History of Capitalism

Please join us on Friday, May 5, at 2 pm in Hotel A (Center for Global Inquiry & Innovation) for a public lecture by David Singerman, Americas Center/Centro de las Américas, Visiting Scholar.

The talk, '"En la producción azucarera todo está metrificado': Sugar, Knowledge, and The History of Capitalism,” will be followed by a reception.

Davide Domenici: Color and Codices in DH Studies

On Thursday, April 27, Professor Davide Domenici (University of Bologna) will speak with undergraduate and graduate students in Latin American Digital Humanities (SPAN 7559/4993) and Indigenous North American Arts (ARTH 3595, Arts Practicum). Please join us in Alderman 317 from 11-12:15 pm to learn about new research into the Mesoamerican writing systems, spiritualities, and color symbolism.

Davide Domenici Roundtable: "Material Indians: Early Modern Circulation of Ethnographica."

Please join us on Thursday, May 4, from 2:30-4 pm in Wilson 142 for a roundtable discussion with Professor Davide Domenici (Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà/Department of History, Culture, and Civilization, University of Bologna).

As part of Professor Domenici's week-long visit to UVa, sponsored by the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures, we'll discuss "Material Indians: Early Modern Circulation of Ethnographica and the Construction of the Indies as a Global Category."

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Spanish Majors Design New Course for First Responders

June 9, 2017

Recent graduates Marc Blatt (CLAS 2017) and Sabhi Singh (CLAS 2017), both Jefferson Scholars and Spanish majors, spent their final year at UVa determining how to give back to the community and... Read»

Graduation

May 19, 2017

Finals Weekend 2017 will take place Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21. Finals Exercies for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will be on Saturday, May 20 and the... Read»

Garth and Giuliano Awards for Spanish majors, 2017

May 4, 2017

Please join us in congratulating Savannah Artusi, Kate Eagen, and Lisa Trinh, this year's recipients of the Marie M. Giuliano Award and the Virginia Louis Garth Scholarship!

The Marie M.... Read»

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