UPR’s Institute of Caribbean Studies Presents “Conferencias Caribeñas 12”


The Institute of Caribbean Studies presents its latest cycle of Caribbean Conferences, Conferencias Caribeñas 12, for Spring 2013. All lectures will take place at the Manuel Maldonado Denis Amphitheatre in the Carmen Rivera de Alvarado Building (CRA 108), School of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. The following are the lectures slated for this semester:

Dr. Jorge Capella  [CarlCOOS]—“Las mareas y corrientes del Mar Caribe” February 14, 2013; 1:00–3:30pm

Dr. Fabienne Viala [Hispanic Studies, Warwick University, UK]—“En canoa con Cristóbal Colón (1942-1992): Anamnesis y conmemoraciones del Quinto Centenario en Cuba, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana”  February 21, 2013; 1:00–3:30pm

Dr. Anne E. Eller [Department of History, University of Connecticut]—“Santo Domingo, Haití y el Caribe del siglo XIX” February 28, 2013; 1:00–3:30pm

Dr. Sally Price [Professor Emerita, College of William and Mary] “Laundering Culture: Power and the Production of Museum Exhibits” March 5, 2013; 1:00–3:30pm

Dr. Richard Price [The Best Book Award of the American Political Science Association in the field of Human Rights, 2012, and Senior Book Prize of the American Ethnological Society, 2012 for Rainforest Warriors: Human Rights on Trial]—“Anthropology, History, and Human Rights: Saramaka People v. The State of Suriname” March 7, 2013; 1:00–3:30pm

Dr. Julia Sagebien [School of Business Administration, Dalhousie, University of Canada] and Prof. Rafael Betancourt [Colegio Universitario San Gerónimo de La Habana, Universidad de La Habana, Cuba]—“El rol del sector no estatal en el establecimiento de una economía solidaria y social en Cuba” March 14, 2013; 1:00–3:30pm

Dr. Francisco Scarano [Director, The Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, University of Wisconsin]—“Conversación con autores de capítulos del libro editado por el Dr. Francisco Scarano y Dr. Stephan Palmié, THE CARIBBEAN: A HISTORY OF THE REGION AND ITS PEOPLES with Drs. Pedro San Miguel, Jalil Sued Badillo, and Humberto García Muñiz: March 20, 2013; 10:00am–12:00pm

Dr. Stuart Schwartz [George Burton Adams Professor of History, Yale University]—“Cursed be Your Isles and Cursed your Institutions”: Revolutions, Slavery, and the Politics of Disaster in the Last Early Modern Hurricane” March 21, 2013; 1:00–3:30pm

Dr. Norman Girvan [Professor Emeritus, University of the West Indies; former Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States]

1. Round Table on The New World Group, April 10, 2013 10:00am–12:00pm

2. “The Future of Caribbean Economic Integration” April 11, 2013 1:00–3:30pm

Dr. Aldo Lauria Santiago [Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University]—“Trabajo y lucha social obrera puertorriqueña en Nueva York, 1953-1959” April 18, 2013 1:00–3:30pm

Audrey (Áurea) Winpenny [Ph.D. Candidate in Education, Culture, & Society at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania]—“La lengua desfosilizada: Los silencios mutables dentro del reino soberano de callarse” April 30, 2013 1:00–3:30pm

All lectures will be broadcast LIVE online through the following website: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cc71***

Comments and suggestions on the presentation will be welcome at iec-ics@upr.edu

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

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