News & Events Archive


Graduate Speaker Series

The Program in Latin American Studies in conjunction with History of Art and GRLL presents: “A New Atlantic History: Connecting Colonial Latin American and Medieval Europe” Presented by Professor Amy G. Remensnyder of Brown University Tuesday February 23rd, 6:30pm Gilman 479


Brazil in Focus: Brazilians, Culture & Politics

Please join the Portuguese Language Program for the inaugural Symposium on Brazil – Brazil in Focus: Brazilians, Culture & Politics – to take place on November 9 and 10, 2015. This symposium offers our community of scholars and students the opportunity to be exposed to new ideas and concepts, and the opportunity to discuss current topics related to Brazil. […]


Symposium: Global Empires, American Republics, and the Novel

Please join the Program in Latin American Studies for “Global Empires, American Republics, and the Novel: A Symposium on Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo” Speakers include Professor James Sanders of Utah State University, Professor Peter Mallios of the University of Maryland, Professor Maya Jasanoff of Harvard University, and Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez. There will be a Morning […]


Fall 2015 Events

The Fall 2015 schedule of PLAS events has been announced. Take a look at the exciting lineup of speakers we will host on campus, as well as the inaugural JHU Symposium on Brazil.


New PLAS Course Fall 2015

AS.100.246 (01) Colonial Latin American History Survey This course offers a general survey of Colonial Latin American history, covering both Spanish and Portuguese America, from European conquest to the revolutionary wars of independence. Emphasis will be placed in exploring the nature and effects of conquest, the making of new pluri-ethnic societies, and the eventual break […]


PLAS Round Table: Why Now?

Join us April 1 for the PLAS Round Table featuring James Dator, Mariana Mora, Deborah Poole, and Lester Spence: “Why Now?” Discussion on #yamecansé and #ican’tbreathe movements.


Applications deadline extended

Graduate Teaching Fellowship The competition for the 2015–2016 Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Latin American Studies is open and applications deadline was extended until Tuesday, February 17, at 1 p.m. to the PLAS Office (Gilman 281).