Fall Links

Week 10

Check out the Writing Center’s resources for writing all kinds of evaluations.

Check out a segment of an interview with Julio Cortázar:

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Week 9

Check out a map of Humboldt’s voyages in the Americas:

Week 8

Here are two sculptures made by “Aleijadinho” (Antonio Francisco Lisboa), the Brazilian sculptor described in 1796: Ouro Preto:

Week 7

Look at an annotated reproduction of “Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz,” painted by Andrés de Islas.  N.Y. times writer J.D. Biersdorfer e xplains the meaning of the iconography in the image (click to enlarge it).

Week 6

This Friday, Nov. 5, Augusto Obregón will be speaking in LH1, 12:30-2:00.  Obregón lives and works in Esteli, Nicaragua and serves as vice president of the Federacion Para Desarrollo Integral entre Campesinos y Campesinas (FEDICAMP), a non-profit organization that works with small-scale farmers on sustainability.  For more than 30 years, he has advocated for the rights of small-scale farmers and educated communities about the negative impacts of free trade on health, the environment and food safety.

Listen to Dana Leibsohn, an art history scholar, describing and comparing a page from the Codex Mendoza and  “The Mulatto Gentlemen of Esmeraldas” here.

Week 5

All of the readings for Tuesday are on Moodle.

Take a virtual tour of two Meso-American archeological sites: Teotihuacán (NE of Mexico City, fl. 300-600 A.D.) and Tikal (Northern Guatemala, fl. 300-800 A.D.).

Read a New York Times article about undocumented college students and the Dream Act.

Week 4

The solution to the Nahuatl puzzle is on Moodle.

The informational meeting for study abroad in Santo Tomás, Nicaragua is this Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m in SEM 2 E3109.

We are having a field trip to Seattle on Thursday and Friday and a special event in Olympia on Saturday.

For the field trip, we’ll be staying at the Green Tortoise Hostel. On Thursday afternoon, we’ll be seeing the Picasso exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum (you can read a Seattle Times article about the exhibit here).  Then we’ll be taking a tour of El centro de la raza to hear about the work that they do with the Latino community in Seattle.  On Friday morning, we’ll be going to the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations (NWFCO) to hear about immigration issues.  This will include a presentation from the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP).

On Saturday afternoon, we’ll be going to an event called Memoria, música y liberación in downtown Olympia.  The flier for that event is below.  You can read about the book Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment here.

Week 3

Read about conversos and crypto-Jews who left Spain for the U.S. Southwest here.

Week 2

Listen to a canticle composed by Alfonso X, “the Wise,” a 13th-century Castilian king:

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Week 1

Take a virtual tour of the Great Mosque of Córdoba here.

Take a virtual tour of the main synagogue of Toledo (now called Santa María la Blanca) here.

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