Challenges of linguistic data collection in Uruguay

Posted by Madeline Gilbert – PhD student in Linguistics at NYU I have now been in Uruguay for a bit over a month.  On one hand, it feels like I’ve accomplished quite a bit; on the other hand, there is a lifetime of research to be done here.  In the last blog post I talkedContinue reading “Challenges of linguistic data collection in Uruguay”

“Portuñol”: Spanish and Portuguese Language Contact in Northern Uruguay

Posted by Madeline Gilbert – PhD student in Linguistics at NYU For two months this summer, I am doing linguistic research in Uruguay. I am splitting my time between Montevideo, the capital, and Rivera, a city that lies on the border between Uruguay and Brazil. The border between Uruguay and Brazil actually runs right throughContinue reading ““Portuñol”: Spanish and Portuguese Language Contact in Northern Uruguay”

“Hunting Men”: Migration, Racial Discrimination, and Military Conscription in the Río de la Plata

Posted by Keyanah Freeland, PhD Student Department of History As I noted in my last entry, the Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay houses a collection of Afro-Uruguayan periodicals spanning the mid-nineteenth century well into the twentieth. For the past few weeks, I have been conducting research there, parsing through the periodicals of the late nineteenth centuryContinue reading ““Hunting Men”: Migration, Racial Discrimination, and Military Conscription in the Río de la Plata”

The Ties that Bind: The Making of Diaspora in the Río de la Plata

Posted by – Keyanah Freeland, PhD Student NYU Department of History   Historically separated and linked by the estuary of the Río de la Plata, the cities of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay are not often figured as important sites within the historic formation of the African Diaspora within the Americas. Indeed, since theContinue reading “The Ties that Bind: The Making of Diaspora in the Río de la Plata”

Documentary Film by CLACS Alum Featured at Uruguayan Film Festival

The documentary film Hit– co-written and co-directed by CLACS alum Adriana Loeff – takes a musical journey through the past five decades of Uruguayan culture and politics. Hit is showing in the Uruguayan Film Festival at NYU on Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00pm. All films are free and open to the public. Currently a producerContinue reading “Documentary Film by CLACS Alum Featured at Uruguayan Film Festival”