Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:00pm, CGIS South, S-250
Arts & Sciences Workshop Series:
“Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market and the Making of a Discipline “
Fernando Degiovanni, Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Series co-chaired and moderated by Mariano Siskind, Professor and Chair, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Brian D. Farrell, Director, DRCLAS, Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 5:00pm, Room 133, Barker Center
Elizabeth Horodowich, New Mexico State University
Alexander Nagel, New York University
“Europe and its Amerasian Mirror, 1492-ca. 1700”
Cartography Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center
In most accounts of European explorations and colonizations after 1492, it is assumed that an initial confusion between America and Asia steadily, even swiftly, gave way to the realization that America was a New World. By considering a wide array of texts, maps, objects, and images produced between 1492 and ca. 1700, it becomes possible instead to inhabit a coherent, if malleable, vision of a world where Mexico really was India, North America was an extension of China, and South America was populated by a variety of biblical and Asian sites. Considering the 1558 large-scale printed map by Caspar Vopel and Giovanni Andrea Vavassore held in the Houghton Library, this workshop will explore European representations of the lost vision of Amerasia that dominated the geographical imagination of Europe for two centuries after 1492.
March 22 – March 24 | The Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston
Location: Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA 02478
The Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston (GCFF), in partnership with WCF studios/films LLC, is committed to bringing the best of global cinematography to Boston. The 2019 program will showcase unconventional styles that speak to the evolution of the narrative and documentary form.