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Fall Events

September 15 - October 15

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September 15 - October 15

500 Years Since the Fall of Mexico-Tenochtitlan

Made possible by the Special Collections and Rare Books Department of Elihu Burritt Library, the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center, and the Departments of History and World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Five hundred years ago August 13th, the Aztec capital Mexico-Tenochtitlan fell to Spanish forces and their allies. In recognition of this momentous event, the LALCC, in collaboration with Rare Books and Manuscripts of the Elihu Burritt Library, and the Departments of History and World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has put together a stunning exhibit of contemporary primary sources (codices) and images from the library’s collections and recent images from Mexico’s commemoration of the event.  It is available through October 15th in the exhibit cases on the second floor of the Library.

Many thanks to the exhibit organizers: Eva Wolynska and Renata Vickery of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Elihu Burritt Library, Drs. Rocio Fuentes and Jessica Rutherford of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, LALCC student workers Madeline Rodriguez and Adiana Disdiel, and Mary Ann Mahony from the Department of History. 

October 11

 The Quincentenary of the Fall of Mexico-Tenochtitlan. Osiris Sinuhe Gonzalez Romero, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

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Meeting number (access code): 2622 157 4200
Meeting password: pYXZ53q5PTN

Dr. Gonzalez Romero will analyze primary sources (codices, chronicles, and archaeological evidence) to understand the "clash of civilizations" related to the fall of MexicoTenochtitlan 500 years ago. This talk will address  memory, resistance, and the future of indigenous peoples in Mexico. The analysis of memory related to ancient manuscripts or codices has a historical character that is at the core of indigenous cultural heritage. An analysis of resistance helps to challenge some myths and clichés regarding the fall of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, not only in the colonial period but also to understand contemporary struggles. Finally, the study of the future highlights that indigenous cultural heritage is still alive, despite colonization.

On Webex! Open to the public.

October 13, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Second Annual Fall Research Conference

"Living in Las Americas: Politics, Health, and Society Beyond Borders"

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Meeting number (access code): 2623 037 2209
Meeting password: MMk3vfFJf93

This year’s conference theme, “Politics, Health, and Society Beyond Borders,” offers an opportunity to more fully comprehend the impact of COVID-19 on our hemisphere in a broad historical, social, and political context.

Scheduled events at Hilltop Café at CCSU are open to CCSU students, faculty, and staff and will be broadcast online via WebEx. Events include two plenary lectures by visiting speakers José Sola, Professor of History, Cleveland State University, and Eduardo Moncada, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University. Dr. Sola will discuss the malaria eradication efforts in early twentieth-century Puerto Rico and Dr. Moncada compares the efficacy of recent social distancing policies in the U.S., Brazil, and Mexico.

This all-day conference includes additional panels, roundtables, and workshops featuring research on health and society in Latinx and Latin American communities presented by CCSU and other regional university faculty and researchers exploring the histories and social, political, and cultural impact of social movements and health inequalities across the Américas.

This event was made possible by a grant from Connecticut Humanities

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November 10, 4:30pm - 7:10pm

Latino/a/x Media in Connecticut, in Conjuction with the Department of Journalism


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