Event Calendar

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.

Spring Conference

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 @ Gilman 308
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

Brazilian Movie Nights @ Gilman Hall 479
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Brazilian Movie Nights @ Gilman Hall 479

The Portuguese Language Program presents: Brazilian Movie Nights

September 19, 2019

Bald Mountain

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.

Portuguese Program Speaker Series @ Hodson Hall 305
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Portuguese Program Speaker Series @ Hodson Hall 305

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

Information Session for Brazil Study Abroad Intersession @ Levering Conference Room A
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

View the flier.

Book Talk: Alan McPherson @ Gilman 308
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Book Talk: Alan McPherson

Temple University

Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice

Co-sponsored by the Department of History