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.
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?
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.
On Friday November 11th, 32 new members were initiated into the Sigma Delta Pi honor society! Sigma Delta Pi is the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Members each must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the third-year level, must have a minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0- point scale in all Spanish courses taken, and must rank in the upper 35% (3.2 GPA) of his/her class.
“The Indies of the Setting Sun: How Early Modern Spain Mapped the Far East as the Transpacific West”
Ricardo Padrón, Professor of Spanish, UVA
2018-19 Mellon Fellow
Friday, November 4, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am ET
Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4-5:30 pm in Hotel A (Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation) for a talk by Shawn Austin (History, University of Arkansas). Professor Austin's lecture, "From Warriors to Soldiers: Indigenous Mission Militias and Cultures of Violence in the Río de la Plata via Guaraní Worlds," uses Guaraní-language documents to consider how colonized Indigenous people used violence to advance their own interests under Spanish colonial rule.
photo credit: Adál Maldonado
Read all about the Spanish Theater Group's recent performance of Flamenco y Exilio, written by Fernando Valverde and directed by Fernando Operé, in The Cavalier Daily.
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October 11, 2023
If you aim to practice Spanish while promoting Spanish Literatures and Cultures, Sigma Delta Pi is for you.
September 20, 2023
Wednesday, September 20 @ 5:00pm
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September 19, 2023
Join UVA's Italian Studies Program for an aperitivo to learn about opportunities on Grounds and abroad!