Latest News and Announcements

CLAS Director Mauricio Tenorio Wins Book Award for "I Speak of the City"

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) just announced that Mauricio Tenorio's I Speak of the City: Mexico City at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2012) has been awarded the 2015 Spiro Kostof Book Award.

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Save the Date for the 2015 Urban Forum: Cities and Spectacle in Modern Brazil (May 8–9)

On May 8–9, 2015, the University of Chicago Urban Network, Center for Latin American Studies, and Franke Institute of Humanities will present "Cities and Spectacle in Modern Brazil." For more information and the preliminary program, please visit the conference website hosted by the Urban Network.

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CLAS Tinker Field Research Grant Colloquium Series

Questions of how best to conduct preliminary field research in order to cultivate a dissertation or thesis topic span across discipline and region—how does one establish him/herself in a community? What is the appropriate trip length? How does one identify the best information sources and develop scholarly contacts? What happens if you do not find the archive materials you were looking for?

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CLAS Event in the Chicago Maroon

On February 9, CLAS partnered with the Institute of Politics to organize "The Thaw: What’s Next for U.S.-Cuba Relations," featuring Maria de los Ángeles Torres, director and professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago; Ana Carbonell, Managing Partner of The Factor, Inc., a Florida based public affairs and political strategy consulting firm; and moderator Eddie Arruza, a correspondent and segment host for Chicago Tonight.

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2015 CLAS TInker Field Research Grant CFA

The 2015 CLAS Tinker Field Research Grant competition is now open. CLAS TFRG travel grants are intended for University of Chicago  graduate  students  who are in the preliminary (pre-dissertation) stages of conducting field research in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Latin America. For more information, and to apply, please click here.

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UChicago Feature Article on Claudia Brittenham, CLAS-Affiliated Faculty Member

Art historian Claudia Brittenham, co-author of The Murals of Cacaxtla: The Power of Painting in Ancient Central Mexico (University of Texas Press), discusses her work in Mexico and the importance of art in the UChicago feature story Mexican murals reveal art's power, published on the University's home page on January 5, 2015.

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Opportunity for K–12 and Post-Secondary Educators: Travel to Belize and Tikal

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago, the Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico are pleased to announce a summer 2015 educator travel opportunity to Belize and Tikal (Guatemala).

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Upper Midwest Latin American Studies Initiative Regional Faculty Research-Travel Award Competition

CLAS announces a new research-travel award for faculty members at institutions in Illinois who are engaged in Latin American/Caribbean research projects or conference presentations. As part of our postsecondary outreach program, external faculty members are eligible to compete for modest travel funds each year.

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Introducing the Blog of the Center for Latin American Studies at UChicago

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Latin America Chicago 2013–2014 is now available!

The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce the release of the 2013–2014 edition of Latin America Chicago. This annual publication features news and stories about our affiliated faculty, students, Tinker Visiting Professors, and students, as well as the Center’s academic and public engagement activities.

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