Additional Events & Programs
PLAS Colloquia, Symposia, Seminars, and Workshops
PLAS invites leading scholars from both the United States and Latin America to participate in its events. PLAS events are venues for the sharing and discussion of cutting-edge scholarship related to Latin American and Latino Studies.
PLAS sponsors a small, thematically-focused annual conference organized by graduate students. Scholars from universities across the United States join the graduate students and faculty of the Johns Hopkins University to present and discuss research related to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Cultural Activities and Outreach
PLAS strives to promote the arts and cultures of Latin America and Latinos in the United States by sponsoring a range of cultural activities on the Homewood campus. Examples of recent initiatives include a photography exhibit, a film series, a concert, and a series of readings by prominent Latino and Latin American novelists. In addition, PLAS strives to connect with the wider Baltimore community. Most of its events are open to the public.
Seminar: Marc Alsina
PhD Candidate, History of Science and Technology
¡Tal el héroe moderno!: Jorge Newbery, the Aero Club Argentino, and the Dawn of Flight in Belle Époque Argentina
The Portuguese Language Program presents: Brazilian Movie Nights
September 19, 2019
1980. Two friends Juliano (Juliano Carazzé) and Joaquim (Júlio Andrade) leave São Paulo looking for a gold dream. They arrive in Amazon Jungle like millions of other men, full of dreams and illusions. But the obsession for the richness and power in the mining change their lives. A history about the gold fever, greed and violence in the biggest open gold mining in the world, Serra Pelada.
October 17, 2019
After living as a man for nearly 60 years, Laerte Coutinho, one of Brazil’s most brilliant cartoonists, introduces herself to the world as a woman.
November 14, 2019
All the Reasons to Forget
After having broken up a long-term relationship, Antônio has no doubts he will quickly get over Sofia, his ex-girlfriend, but nothing is as simple as it seems, actually, it never is… And when Antônio realizes it is impossible to control his own feelings, he starts refusing them, using all kinds of modern palliative measures, to get rid of memories of his ex-girlfriend, such as: cognitive psychoanalysis, controlled substances, Tinder, among others, leading him to several tragicomical situations.
The Johns Hopkins University Portuguese Program presents the Fall 2019 Speaker Series:
September 23, 2019
Hodson Hall 305
“Professor A.J.R. Russell Wood and the Study of History”
Dr. Franklin Knight, Leonard and Helen L. Stulman Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
October 7, 2019
Levering – Great Hall
Carlos Alberto Wahnon de Carvelho Veiga, Cape Verde’s Ambassador to the United States
October 14, 2019
Levering – Great Hall
Dr. M’bare N’gom, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Morgan State University
Join us for an information session to learn more about 2020 Intersession study abroad in Brazil: Health, Politics, and Cultural Studies in Bahia. Students will earn 3 credits as they study in Brazil from Jan. 4-24.
Applications to study abroad are due Oct. 1. Apply on the Study Abroad website.