UVA in Italy: Siena
MonacanTribal Council Member Sue Elliott, Monacan Citizen Victoria Ferguson, Monacan Tribal Chief Kenneth Branham. Acknowledged with Respect.
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Global Histories and Transgender Studies in the Humanities (March-April)

Please join us for 5 lectures offered as part of the Humanities lab directed by Cole Rizki (Spanish) and David Getsy (Art)!


Global Histories and Transgender Studies in the Humanities

A lecture and seminar series sponsored by the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures at the University of Virginia


(co-sponsored by QVA) 

February 20th, 2023

Professor Allison Bigelow awarded the 2022 Philip Pauly Prize

Professor Allison Bigelow was awarded the 2022 Philip Pauly Prize for her book Mining Language: Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and University of North Carolina Press, 2020). This prize "is awarded for the best first book on the history of science in the Americas (broadly defined to include North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean) and written in English" (History of Science Society).

Celebration of David Gies: Feb. 3 2023

Please join us on February 3 for a celebration of the contributions of David Gies to the field of 18th century Iberian studies, the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, and the wider UVA community. There will be a presentation of a special issue of the journal Miríada Hispánica, dedicated to Professor Gies. Please contact Fernando Operé (fo at virginia dot edu) with questions about the event or how to contribute to it.

Talking About Indigenous Studies: Perspectives from Africa and the Americas

Native American and Indigenous Studies is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary field with arguably two elements at its core: the use of place-based methodologies and a commitment to decolonizing scholarship that serves Indigenous communities. What do these elements mean in different world regions and academic disciplines? Do scholars and communities in Africa, Latin America, and North America understand “place” in the same way? How are Indigenous research paradigms applied across these different contexts?

Spring 2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor Rosa Angélica Morales Sarabia

Rosa Angélica Morales Sarabia received her doctorate in history from UNAM in 2006. Since 1999 she has worked with CEIICH-UNAM (Center of Interdisciplinary Investigations in the Sciences and Humanities), collaborating on projects related to the social, political, and cultural studies of Mexico City. In 2011 she obtained the appointment of Associate Researcher focusing on the history of science. Her current research projects encompass natural history, botanical explorations, and the medical culture of women spanning from the 16th to the 19th century.


News & Announcements

Graduation Announcement

May 20, 2023


The Graduation Ceremony for the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese will follow the Lawn Ceremony on Saturday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony... Read»

Congrats to Professor Bigelow!

April 4, 2023

Professor Allison Bigelow was invited to join the Institute of Andean Studies, an independent, non-profit organization based in Berkeley, California, which is home to the oldest peer-reviewed... Read»

Fellowships & Undergraduate Research Mini-Series 2023

May 15, 2023

The Office of Citizen Scholar Development is offering a mini-series all about fellowships and undergraduate research. ... Read»

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