International Association of Art Critics (AICA) XLIX Annual Conference in Havana, Cuba "New Utopias: Art, Memory and Context"
11-15 October, 2016
We are please to inform you that the
XLIXth Congress of the International Assocation
of Art Critics(AICA) will take place in Havana, Cuba, between October 11-15, 2016. A post-Congress tour outside the Cuban capital will follow, October 16-17.
Date & Time: Friday, April 4, 2014 Book Presentation: La Habana: cartografías culturales Location: Modern Times Bookstore Collective 2919 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 Phone: 415-282-9246
Exhibition Title: Pioneros: Building Cuba's Socialist Childhood On view September 18-October 1, 2015. Gallery Hours: Open daily 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m. and late Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.; closed on all major holidays and holiday eves. Admission is free.
Site: Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003
Follow the link below for the full program of events.
Eleventh Biennial MESEA Conference Ethnicity and Kinship: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Family, Community, and Difference
Date & Time: Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25, 2015 Conference Title: Second Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory & Criticism Conference Latina/o Utopias honors the spirit of José Esteban Muñoz’s audacious and provocative scholarship and wishes to celebrate the indelible imprint that his intellectual legacy has left on the field of Latina/o literary theory and criticism. Site: John Jay College, CUNY, 524 West 59th Street, New York, 10019
Register for the conference at the link provided below.
The Fifth Latino Art Now! Re-imaging Global Intersections Conference in Chicago will examine the contemporary shifting contours of US Latino art and the (trans) national and global cultural forces that continuously shape it and how it in turn shapes these forces.
At mid-decade we are witnessing growth of the field in American Art History as well as in Latino visual culture. Renewed visibility for artists in a wave of major exhibitions at national museums and galleries, the expansion of curatorial and academic infrastructure, and new publication and research initiatives tend to signal wider and expanding opportunities. Can we at the present moment map Latino art activity within a larger transnational, hemispheric and global context and discourse? Can we re-image a more global American art? How have Latino artists entered transnational and global art networks? Taking cities as critical spaces of globalization, what can we say of urban interventions as sites of artivism? What are the future directions? In other words, what is Latino Art Now?
Dates and Locations: Chicago Cultural Center Thursday, April 7, 201678 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602 & University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center East, Conference Center Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, 2016 750 Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Date & Time: Monday, September 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Lecture Title: Collecting and Curating Cuban: Memory, Museums and Material Cultures
Lecturers: Raúl Rubio - Associate Professor of Languages and Literature at John Jay College of the City University of New York.
Christian Larsen - Curator at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, focusing on 19th and 20th-century Latin American material.
Lecture synopsis: Collecting and curating are practices not only reserved for museums and cultural institutions. Individuals tend to curate their own lives, careers, work and creative spaces, in order to fashion their identity. Material ‘things’ are often appropriated—collected—in order to substantiate identity, not only for oneself but also for others. This Co-Lecture presented by Professor RaúlRubio, John Jay College, City University of New York, and Christian Larsen, Curator at the Wolfsonian-FIU will parlay both the theory and praxis of a wide-range of topics concerning Cuban material cultures, collecting and curating Cuban things.
Site: Cuban Research Institute FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Date & Time: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 6:30pm Book Presentation: La Habana: cartografías culturales Location: Books & Books, Coral Gables, Florida, 265 Aragon Avenue
The 2016 MESEA conference in Warsaw will focus on ethnic and minority discourses that have undergone erasure, yet keep resurfacing, on cultural traces left by groups long gone that have been forgotten and silenced, as well as on cultural inscriptions left by those who have become visible and audible more recently. Yet, in addition to engaging with the archaeological hermeneutics of recovering submerged layers of ethnic meaning, we also invite scholars to engage in the perhaps more radical act of what Sara Dillon has called a “palimpsestuous” reading: a reading that attends to the ways in which multiple inscriptions and competing narratives are intertwined and produce complex meanings.
Dates and Locations: Tenth Biennial MESEA Conference The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas Cultural Palimpsests: Ethnic Watermarks, Surfacing Histories June 22-24, 2016 University of Warsaw, Poland
Date & Time: Monday, May 19, 2014 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm Lecture Title: Collecting & Curating Cuba: Memory, Museums and Material Cultures An overview of Mr. Rubio's research on Cuban material culture, which examines a wide-range of artifacts, from cultural commodities to the museum archive.
Site: University of California
Congreso Internacional sobre Género y Narrativa: Homenaje a Pilar Dughi Perú, Lima (September, 2016)
Description: Pilar Dughi (Lima, 1956-2006) estudió psiquiatría en la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Fue magíster en Literatura Peruana y Latinoamericana por la misma universidad. Hizo estudios de posgrado en La Sorbona de París. Obtuvo el primer premio en el II Concurso Nacional de Cuento de la Asociación Peruano Japonesa del Perú en 1995. Fue galardonada en el Cuento de las Mil Palabras de la revista Caretas en 1987 y 1988, así como en el concurso Juan Rulfo, convocado anualmente por Radio Francia Internacional. Publicó dos libros de cuentos: La premeditación y el azar (1989) y Ave de la noche (1996). Ganó el Premio de Novela Corta del Banco Central de Reserva con Puñales escondidos (1988). Fue directora de la Asociación Civil Manuela Ramos y consultora de la Unicef. Póstumamente se publicó la antología de cuentos La horda primitiva(2008). Por ello, la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, a través de la Escuela Académico-Profesional de Literatura y el Departamento Académico de Literatura, invita a los docentes universitarios, los investigadores y los estudiantes de posgrado a participar en el Congreso Internacional sobre Género y Narrativa Latinoamericana. Homenaje a Pilar Dughi, a realizarse del 22 al 24 de setiembre de 2016. Los objetivos del congreso incluyen: promover el estudio interdisciplinario de la narrativa peruana y latinoamericana, propiciar un espacio para la reunión de los investigadores de la narrativa peruana y latinoamericana contemporánea y difundir y valorar críticamente la obra narrativa de Pilar Dughi.
The Observatory on Latin America invites you to the Third Annual New School Graduate Student & Alumni Conference on Latin America!
The conference aims to showcase exemplary graduate student and alumni work that responds to critical questions related to Latin America in order to inspire dialogue between students and alumni across The New School. The speakers were selected among a pool of applicants as their work best demonstrates advanced research and understanding.
Dates and Locations
Wednesday April 27th, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM 66 West 12th Street, Orozco Room, 7th Floor The New School, New York, NY:
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 8 through Friday, April 10, 2015 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Conference Title: LGBTQ Scholars of Color Conference, Sponsored by CLAGS (Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies) Gathering a national group of LGBTQ people of color involved in research, evaluation, and scholarship. The purpose is to build a vibrant network of LGBTQ Scholars of Color and to foster a pipeline for emerging LGBTQ Scholars of Color. Participants will have opportunities to be mentored by senior scholars, to meet others LGBTQ scholars of color from all over the country, and to gain skill sets in various areas (e.g., advanced methodological methods, grant writing, navigating the tenure process, etc.).
Date & Time: Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm Book Presentation: La Habana: cartografías culturales Location: Barnes & Noble, Coral Gables, Florida, 152 Miracle Mile Phone: 305-446-4152
Date & Time: Thursday, February 26 through Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Conference Title: "More Than White, More Than Mulatto, More Than Black": Racial Politics in Cuba and Americas The Tenth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies takes Martí's dictum as a cue for further academic inquiry and public debate. Our main theme, Racial Politics in Cuba and the Americas, invites comparisons between Cuban experiences of race and those of other Latin American and Caribbean peoples (such as Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Haitians, and Brazilians), as well as their diasporic communities. Site: FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms
Date & Time: Friday, September 12, 2014 6:00 PM Lecturers: Raúl Rubio, Julie Skurski, and Mario A. González-Corzo Lecture: As part of the Bildner Center's Cuban Film Series focusing on the Special Period, this event features the screening of Fernando Pérez's Suite Habana (2003), followed by a panel discussion Snippets of the lives of 10 ordinary Habaneros in one day during the Special Period, Suite Habana (2003), directed by Fernando Pérez, offers a rich framework for interpretation and analysis. At the same time, the film is a work of art - a visual symphony. NYT critic Neil Genzlinger describes it as "an elusive but intermittently beautiful tone poem on film." Hear how two CUNY faculty members - an economist and a literature professor interpret the film.
Site: 1218 Segal Theater, The Graduate Center CUNY,
Date: Tuesday, March 22 through Friday, March 25, 2016
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2016 Annual Conference
The mission of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is to promote the study of popular culture throughout the world through the establishment and promotion of conferences, publications, and discussion. Aiding the PCA/ACA in this goal is the PCA/ACA Endowment which offers support for scholars and scholarship.
The PCA/ACA actively tries to identify and recruit new areas of scholarly exploration and to be open to new and innovative ideas.
Location: Sheraton Seattle, 1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
Date & Time: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm Book Presentation: La Habana: cartografías culturales Location: The Twig Book Shop
Date & Time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm Book Launch: Handbook on Cuban History, Literature, and the Arts
Rafael Rojas - Princeton University Global Scholar Ana Maria Hernández - LaGuardia Community College Raúl Rubio - John Jay College, CUNY Mauricio Font - Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies Araceli Tinajero - The City College of New York and Graduate Center
This handbook explores key themes in the current debate about Cuba’s contemporary cultural and historical dynamics. Leading academics from Cuba, the United States, and Europe bring to light significant revisions of the artistic and literary canon and the historical archive, and they reconsider often neglected subjects and dynamics in historiography as well as contemporary affairs. The book includes new studies on contentious mobilization, leftist activism, and youth organizations in the pre-revolutionary republic. Current analyses include the relation between the Cuban state and intellectuals; institutional legitimation processes; the formation and reconstruction of national identity discourses; and new framings of gender, race, and sexual orientation. The book illuminates the growing salience of social issues and changes in music, literature, cinema, and theater, thus fostering a fuller understanding of historical and current social dynamics of a Cuba in transformation today.
Site: Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere StudiesThe Graduate Center, CUNY Event Location: Skylight Room