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Conferences & Symposia

47th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory

March 2-3, 2019
Room 300 Levis Faculty Center

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Co-Sponsor: Krannert Art Museum

Qinti Workshop

March 15-16, 2019
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Quechua Innovation and Teaching Initiative (QINTI) inaugural workshop. It is a meeting of Quechua language instructors in the United States will be gathering to collaborate towards the creation of a shared curriculum for beginner level instruction, as well as teaching materials that articulate cultural contents.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies


Indigenous (Latin) America: Territories, Knowledge, Resistance and Voices

November 17-18, 2017
Room 314, Illini Union

Center for Latin American Studies and American Indian Studies

Walls of Meaning: Significance in Inka (Inca) Stonework

November 15, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Krannert Art Museum

Co-presented by Krannert Art Museum, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and School of Art + Design


Symposium on the Andean Countries

Friday, September 23, 2016

Illini Union, Room 104  



Marleen Haboud, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador  

Mercedes Niño Murcia, University of Iowa  

Fernando Ortega, Universidad de San Francisco de Quito  

Frank Salomon, University of Wisconsin at Madison  

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
Claudia Brosseder
, History

Anna María Escobar, Spanish & Portuguese

Nils Jacobsen, History

Mariselle Meléndez, Spanish & Portuguese

Andrew Orta, Anthropology

Clodoaldo Soto, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Kasia Szremski, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Norman Whitten, Emeritus, Anthropology


CAS/MillerComm Spring 2016: "Healing the Souls of Black Folks: Transformational Frameworks for the African Diaspora"

Feb 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Knight Auditorium of the Spurlock Museum (600 South Gregory, Urbana)

In the narrative of black empowerment in the Afro-Atlantic diaspora, the concept of healing is transformational. The questions of coping, which W.E.B. DuBois wrestled with in his 1903 work, The Souls of Black Folk, are disturbingly familiar today. Examining African migration to Brazil and the Caribbean, Kim Butler explores the ways young people create a powerful language of healing through Carnival, Mandinga, and hoodoo bag, and how they grapple with white supremacy, dwindling educational opportunity, police violence, poor housing, and income disparities.

W.E.B. DuBois lecture.

Hosted by: Center for African Studies, Department of African American Studies. In conjunction with: Center for Global Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for Women and Gender in Global Perspectives, Department of History, Department of Sociology, European Union Center, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, Spurlock Museum.



Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foriegn Language Building

Elena Delgado, Professor of Spanish, UIUC

In a society of hyper-communication, compulsive transparency and prescribed positivity, who can make claims, express political grievances and “speak from the heart” in the public sphere? How does the study of political emotions, particularly at a time of economic and social crisis, illuminate current notions of democratic citizenship and social justice?

This talk will start by analyzing the ubiquitous presence of heart-centered imagery in the “Spain of crisis” (as it has come to be known in Spanish), something quite remarkable considering that its prevalence coincides with the rising public visibility of fraud and corruption scandals, in all segments of society. I will continue by examining the contradiction implicit in the exigency of a transparent heart when the visceral truths that are exposed to the public unsettle and stir, rather than soothe and patch up. I will then focus on recent movements that have successfully mobilized social and political activism, and in doing so have been accused of stirring visceral (and therefore irrational) reactions: secessionism in Scotland and Catalonia and the movement of the Outraged (Indignados) in Spain. I will show how through the deployment of both “negative (outrage or anger) and “positive” (hope, joy) emotions, those movements have contested the orchestration of neoliberal psycho-politics in times of crisis and managed to reclaim their space in the democratic public sphere.




Fall 2016 Finals Week Study Break




International Week 2016: Bringing together our campus, our community, our world

April 4-10, 2016

International Week at Illinois is comprised of a series of educational, cultural, and recreational events designed to foster interest in our global community. Coordinated by Illinois International and a cross-campus organizing committee, the goal of International Week is to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources available to everyone at Illinois.

International Week is also the annual International Achievement Awards Banquet recognizing outstanding alumni, faculty, and students whose exceptional work and service have made a significant global impact. Annual nominations are solicited for five award categories, and all recipients are honored at a banquet co-hosted by the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost, the Alumni Association, and Illinois International. The Sheth International Alumni Lecture, a public presentation given by the alumni winner, is a highlight of the award festivities. More information about the International Achievement Awards and profiles of past recipients is available here.

International Week 2016 will take place April 4-10, 2016. If you have questions regarding the planning for the upcoming International Week, please contact Marta Schneider at


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