• Reanimating collections, sharing knowledges - Tuesday 25 June 2019, 14:30-17:00, Birkbeck, University of London Room G03, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD   How can archives and collections be more openly available to indigenous researchers? What are the potentialities and drawbacks of digital knowledge bases? What is the role of historic collections to contemporary indigenous […]
  • From Japan to Spain and Latin America. Alternative Cinematic Experiences - Participants in this session explore the transnational dimension of Japanese cinema in relation to Latin America, Africa and Europe. Challenging deeply entrenched ideas about the uniqueness of Japanese culture, they highlight the exposure of its filmmakers to international flows of images, stories, iconographies, and film theories while showing how Japanese […]
  • Culture Bites: Beginning of a Critique of the Catastrophe of Spanish among the Modern Languages in Brexit Britain, a talk by Fernando G. Herrero - Culture is probably the most used and abused term in the humanities and/or liberal arts in the last two-to-three decades. Bites: to take hold, sometimes with the teeth & to come to grips, to take effect sometimes with unpleasant consequences. The noun in the plural form: all dictionary meanings apply. […]
  • Professor Luciana Martins’ Inaugural Lecture: “Drawing together: the visual archive of travel in Latin America” - How can we explore the visual archive of travel to recover traces of cross-cultural exchanges and encounters in Latin America? What place does the act of visual documentation have in the culture of scientific observation and collection in the field? How can we re-connect histories of European scientific fieldwork to […]
  • THE NARCO-CULTURE OF NARCO-ACCUMULATION, A WORKSHOP - In this workshop we will discuss the social, political, cultural, as well as the capital-logics of contemporary narco-capitalism and its mobile territories (from the land in which drugs are cultivated, to the virtual world of laundering and finance in which its profits are realized and re-invested), especially as it is […]
  • CILAVS Seminar Series talk: Death, Afterlife and the Question of Autobiography (Biutiful, 2010), by Prof. Cristina Moreiras, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor - The book The Inoperative Community by Jean-Luc Nancy opens with this statement, which registers the exhaustion of thinking through History as one of the tragedies of our times.  I will approach this exhaustion in regard to a Spanish film that speaks of death and extinction while at the same time […]
  • The Short Films of Helena Solberg - Brazilian director Helena Solberg’s earlier films are contemporaneous with Brazilian Cinema Novo but her work remains uncharted to most audiences. Following her recent retrospective in São Paulo, the aim of this event is to bring into view Solberg’s earlier films, such as, The Interview (1966), The Emerging Woman (1974) and The Double Day (1975). The Interview was shot in […]
  • Screening of The Trial by Maria Augusta Ramos + Q&A with film director - Wednesday, 5 December 1:30PM – 5:00 PM Birkbeck Cinema School of Arts 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD A one-off screening of the Brazilian political doc The Trial at Birkbeck College, supported by DMovies, in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) and the Centre for Iberian and Latin American […]
  • Parable of the Return, Juan Soto - Colombian-born, London-based filmmaker and editor Juan Soto, whose works poetically explore intersections of memory and history, will present two recent works: Parable of the Return (2016) and Too Late For The Cinema (2014). Following the screening Juan will be in conversation with Professor Catherine Grant. DATE AND TIME Sat 13 October 2018 14:00 – […]
  • MEDIATING THE CATALAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT - 12-13 September, 2018 Room 243 Senate House University of London, Malet St Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HU   The ongoing conflict of Catalonia’s movement for independence from Spain has in the last few years captured the imagination of populations in the Spanish state and global audiences alike, polarizing opinion, eliciting passionate […]
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