Past Events - 2006

Fall 2006 Events


Betrayal and Diaspora Consciousness: Rites and Rights of Passage

Date: October 13
Presenter: Aisha Khan, Department of Anthropology at New York University
Co-sponsored by: Department of Anthropology


The University of Iowa Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble

Date: October 20 -22


Queer Latino Shame

Date: October 27
Presenter: Rubén Ríos Avila, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras
Co-sponsored by: the Latin American Studies Program


Spring 2006 Events


Afro-Caribbean Legacies: Memory, Ritual, Resistance

Lecture and Performance Series

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Dessalines Toro d’Haiti:’ The Archive of Voudou

Date: February 1
Presenter: Laurent Dubois, Dept. of History, Michigan State University
Discussant: Mark Peterson, Dept. of History


Horse-headed Woman: The Hybrid Art of Lydia Cabrera and Wilfredo Lam

Date: February 20,
Presenter: Diana K. Davies, Director, International Programs


Spring 2006 Graduate Student Colloquium


Cuban and Jamaican Cultural Practices in Contemporary Luanda

Date: March 8
Presenter: Beatriz Rodríguez Feo, ABD, Dept. of Anthropology


The Poetics of Negrismo and Négritude

Date: March 8
Presenter: Mamadou Badiane, ABD, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
Discussant: Anny Curtius, Dept. of French &  Italian, and Peter Nazareth, English and African Studies


Gaspar Betancourt Cisneros ' El Lugareño': Modernity, Slavery, and Enlightenment in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Date: April 3
Presenter: José Gomariz, Assistant Professor, Florida State University


The Voice of the Slave: Juan Francisco Manzano's Poetics of Resistance

Date: April 4
Presenter: José Gomariz, Assistant Professor, Florida State University
Discussant: Adriana Méndez Rodenas, UI Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese


Silencing Slavery in Puerto Rico : Contemporary Representations of African Heritage in Elementary Education

Date: April 17
Presenter: Isar P. Godreau-Visiting Professor, UI Dept. of Anthropology; Researcher and Director, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
Discussant:  Paul Greenough, UI Dept. of History