Variaciones del archivo en dos instantáneas

Posted by Alejandra Rosenberg Navarro – Ph.D. Student of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at NYU “‘Archival’ memory exists as documents, maps, literary texts, letters, archeological remains, bones, videos, films, CDs, all those items supposedly resistant to change…The repertoire, on the other hand, enacts embodied memory: performance, gestures, orality, movement, dance, singing…The repertoire requiresContinue reading “Variaciones del archivo en dos instantáneas”

Material Remains of a Modern Project

Posted by Angela Arias Zapata – PhD student.  Media, Culture, and Communication. NYU A conversation that lingered in the background during most of my fieldwork period in La Chorrera was a traditional dance that was going to take place in one of the malocas located in the nearby communities. The particular characteristic of this event was that it wasContinue reading “Material Remains of a Modern Project”

“Let’s Go Back in Time, Ladies and Gentlemen!”

Posted by Angela Arias Zapata – PhD student.  Media, Culture, and Communication. NYU It was a rainy Friday morning in San José del Guaviare when I boarded the old Douglas DC-3 that would take me to La Chorrera, in the Colombian Amazon region. The DC-3 is an American made cargo airplane, famous for its role duringContinue reading ““Let’s Go Back in Time, Ladies and Gentlemen!””

CLACS Hosts Series on the Legacy of Brazilian Slavery

Written by CLACS MA Candidate Constanza Smita Ontaneda Rehman-Khedker Tomorrow, Thursday April 30th, CLACS will be proud to host a series of events on Brazilian Quilombos, with a live performance by Rio de Janeiro’s Maga Bo and BNegão. These two consecutive events are part of a larger series that focuses on the history, culture, andContinue reading “CLACS Hosts Series on the Legacy of Brazilian Slavery”

Iyarina to remember and in remembering, to reflect

I ended up in Iyarina, Ecuador this last summer thanks to an invitation by Dr. Tod Swanson, Associate Professor at Arizona State University, after my dear friend Dr. Osvaldo Sala connected us. At the time, I was auditing a Quechua class at NYU and became very interested in the indigenous struggle related to the preservationContinue reading “Iyarina to remember and in remembering, to reflect”

Imminent Displacement: the Shipibo in Lima

About 1000 Shipibos live in Cantagallo, a shanty-town in the Rimac district of Lima, Peru.  The Shipibo-Conibo are an indigenous group that live near the Ucayali river in the Amazon region of Peru. They make up about 10-15% of Cantagallo, the rest being populations that migrated from other areas in Peru, particularly the Andean regions. Continue reading “Imminent Displacement: the Shipibo in Lima”

Barbara Weinstein awarded Silver Professorship

Barbara Weinstein, a CLACS affiliated Professor of History at NYU, was recently awarded the prestigious NYU Silver Professorship. Wienstein has taught at NYU since 2007, and previously taught at University of Maryland-College Park, the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Vanderbilt University. Her research has focused on 19th and 20th centruy Brazil,Continue reading “Barbara Weinstein awarded Silver Professorship”