Category: Events Spring 2011

Flamenco Roots: A series of illustrated talks on the music’s origins and evolution. (3-day event)

April 28th, 2011 in Events, Events Spring 2011, Instituto Cervantes

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Traditional romances (ballads) serve us as a clear example of how flamenco has evolved over time. These romances have a long tradition in Andalusia, initially as a popular form of oral artistic expression, and have always occupied a very special place in flamenco singing. From the Middle Ages to the 21st century, romances have traveled to us through time, faithfully preserved in the songs of flamenco.

Recital: Romances in the style of El Negro (“About a nun”), Alonso el del Cepillo (“Olive pickers”), El Chozas (“Zaide and Celinda”), Luis de Córdoba (romances from his childhood); Antonio Mairena (“They’ve told us about great wars…”), María La Perrata (“The Moorish king had a son”), and Pepe Marchena (“To the rosemary flower”).

Augustín Gómez, commentator
Luis de Córdoba, singer
Manuel Silveria, guitar

Sponsored by Instituto Cervantes (Boston), Universidad de Corboda, and Voces Hispanicas/Hispanic Voices, an initiative of the Department of Romance Studies at Boston University, made possible by the generosity of Santander Universities Global Division.

Free Admission and in Spanish. Details at www.boston.cervantes.es

When:  Monday, Apr 25, Tuesday, Apr 26, and Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 6:00pm
Where: BU Photonics Center, 9th Floor

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The Romance Studies Colloquium presents Irit Kleiman

April 13th, 2011 in 2010/2011 Romance Studies Colloquium, Events, Events Spring 2011

THE ROMANCE STUDIES COLLOQUIUM PRESENTS

PROFESSOR IRIT KLEIMAN

Spies Like Us: The Real Adventures of Medieval Traitors and the Scholars who Study Them.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

5-7 PM

132 CAS

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

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Professor Maria Soledad Barbon: “Sátira, comida y canibalismo”

April 12th, 2011 in 2010/2011 Geddes Lecture Series, Events, Events Spring 2011

YOU ARE INVITED TO A LECTURE

“Sátira, comida y canibalismo”
BY
PROFESSOR MARÍA SOLEDAD BARBÓN
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST
TUESDAY APRIL 19
4 PM
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
CAS-725 COMMONWEALTH AV.
ROOM 200
SPONSORED BY BOSTON UNIVERSITY’S GEDDES FUND

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Geddes Lecture Series presents Professor Ottavio Di Camillo

April 10th, 2011 in 2010/2011 Geddes Lecture Series, Events, Events Spring 2011

Lecture

Ottavio Di Camillo

Graduate Center at CUNY

 

“At the Origins of Spanish Humanism”

Friday, April 15, 2011

5:30pm

Boston University

College of Arts and Sciences

685 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 132

 

Sponsored  by the James Geddes, Jr., Lecture Series

 

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Osvaldo Golijov: In Conversation with Alicia Borinsky — The Music of Tango

March 30th, 2011 in Events, Events Spring 2011

Golijov event

 

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Bert Vaux: “What is happening to American and World English?”

March 23rd, 2011 in 2010/2011 Geddes Lecture Series, Events, Events Spring 2011

Bert Vaux:  “What is happening to American and World English?”

(Geddes lecture)

Wednesday, 4/13

1:00-2:00 PM

KCB 101

Reception to follow in 621 Comm. Ave., room B02.

Bert Vaux: “Linguistic Profiling”

March 23rd, 2011 in Events, Events Spring 2011

Bert Vaux: “Linguistic Profiling”

(lecture sponsored by BULA and the CAS Academic Enhancement Fund)

 

Tuesday, 4/12

7:00-8:00 PM

KCB 101

 

Reception to follow in KCB 101.

The Romance Studies Colloquium presents Celia Bianconi

March 23rd, 2011 in 2010/2011 Romance Studies Colloquium, Events, Events Spring 2011

The Romance Studies Colloquium

Presents

Celia Bianconi

“Foreign Language Education, Higher Education Policy and Politics in the United States: How is Higher Education Policy Influenced by Politics in the United States?”

 

 

Tuesday March 29

5-7 pm

132 CAS

Refreshments will be served during the talk.

 

 

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Special Event: Yves Charles Morin on James Geddes, Jr.

March 23rd, 2011 in 2010/2011 Geddes Lecture Series, Events, Events Spring 2011

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