• ‘The Visual Representation of the Urban Slave in Imperial Spain and in New Spain’ - by Carmen Fracchia Friday, 28 November 2008, 12.00 pm, Sala Manuel Gómez-Moreno, 2C10-2C24, 2a planta, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Madrid This talk will focus on the problematization of the visual representation of black slaves in Imperial Spain and in New Mexico: the Castilian images of the miraculous transplantation […]
  • ‘The cultural landscape of Brazil in Mário de Andrade’s photographic experiment’ - by Luciana Martins Wednesday, 12 November 2008, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Room 8C, Chesham Building, King’s College London, Strand In 1927, the leading modernist intellectual Mário de Andrade spent three months in the interior of Brazil as a self-dubbed ‘apprentice tourist’, visiting the states of the Amazon and Pará, up […]
  • ‘Tournaments of Value: Argentina and Brazil in the Age of Exhibitions’ - by Jens Andermann Thursday, 23 October 2008, 5:00-7:30 pm, Seminar Room 12, ISA Exhibitions are a privileged site for observing the emergence of Latin American nation-states as subjects of capital in the second half of the nineteenth century. As such, they were inscribed from the outset in a global force-field […]
  • Transtango ‘Two Journeys’ - Saturday, 14 February 2009, 8pm, Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH Transtango is a unique music, film and dance performance inspired by ‘Urban Encounters’ produced by Patricia Bossio. An enticing blend of contemporary tango and jazz cooked up by British composer Tim Garland along with Eduardo Vassallo and […]
  • Past and Present: New Perspectives on Carmen Martin Gaite - Saturday, 21 March 2009, 11.00am – 5.00pm, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London Stewart House, Room 274/5 Organiser: Maria-José Blanco (University College London) This Study Day will bring together students, researchers and academics in order to share ongoing research and broaden horizons. In particular it aims to […]
  • External Events ‘“Conversation” as Community: On the Stakes of Painting and Photographing the Bonds of Kinship and Community’ - Wednesday, 13 May 2009, 1pm-3pm, The Keynes Library, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WCIH 0PD Birkbeck speakers include: Carmen Fracchia (CILAVS); Gabriel Koureas (Art History); Kate Retford (Art History); and guest artists: Hannah Eaton and Flora Whiteley. This event was the Official Launch of Birkbeck Research in Representations of Kinship […]
  • International Conference / Seminário Internacional - Returns of the Real: Engagements with Contemporary Film and Theory Retornos do Real: Cinema e Pensamento Contemporâneos August 19-21, 2009, Salão Moniz de Aragão, Fórum de Ciência e Cultura, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Co-sponsored by CILAVS and the AHRC, this event -part of the research network `Recoveries of […]
  • Conference: Predisciplinarity and the Divisions of Knowledge 1750-1850 - This conference explores the fluid and unfamiliar contours of predisciplinarity/adisciplinarity in an expansive Romantic Century, 1750-1850. We envision this conference as an opportunity to defamiliarize foundational moments, master narratives, and key figures of the Romantic century, by opening them up to predisciplinary and eccentric objects, encounters, and texts. Plenary Speakers: […]
  • ‘Shaking Idiosyncrasies: Latin American Artists and the Poetics of Movement’ - Friday, 6 March 2009, 6pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD This event is associated with the opening of Cristina Roca: Shaking Idiosyncrasies solo exhibition at Hold & Freight gallery. This talk will be led by Latin American artists exploring their artistic productions based on their experiences of […]
  • Roundtable – ‘World Cinema: Critical Views’ - Monday, 11 May 2009, 6pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD What does ‘world cinema’ mean? How useful is the term to an understanding of different cinematic practices and cultures around the world? What does it mean to consider ‘world film’ as an academic discipline? How important is […]

Image credit @ Carmen Fracchia