ICS Lecture: Identifying the Spiritual Universe of the ‘Misterios’ among Dominicans in Puerto Rico

As part of its Conferencias Caribeñas 8 lecture series for the 2011 semester, the Institute of Caribbean Studies of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture “Identificando el universo espiritual de los misterios entre dominican@s en Puerto Rico: un enfoque etnográfico desde las botánicas” [Identifying the Spiritual Universe of the ‘Mysteries’ among Dominicans in Puerto Rico: An Ethnographic Focus from the Botanicas] by Alline Torres Dias da Cruz.

Ms. Torres Dias da Cruz is a doctoral candidate from the graduate program in Social Anthropology at the National Museum/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is presently a visiting researcher at the ICS. Dr. José Alberto Cabán Torres (Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Bayamón) will offer commentary.  The activity will be held on Thursday, February 24, from 1:00 to 3:00pm in Amphitheatre CRA 108 (Carmen Rivera de Alvarado Building), School of Social Sciences, Puerto Rico-Río Piedras.

This activity will be broadcast LIVE online via http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cc71. Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be very welcome at iec@uprrp.edu.

For further information, you may call Dr. Humberto García Muñiz, Director, at (787) 764-0000, extension 4212, or write to iec@uprrp.edu

Image of Zili Danto, one of the “misterios” (or loas), from http://www.mamamamboylas21divisiones.com/zili-danto.html

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