Historian and award-winning author Ann Twinam will present “Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattoes and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies” on Thursday, Oct. 1 at the inaugural lecture of The University of Alabama’s new Latin American, Caribbean and Latino studies minor.
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Brig. Gen. Rafael del Pino, who was second-in-command of the Cuban Air Force during Fidel Castro’s regime, will present a lecture on his book, “Inside Castro’s Bunker,” Monday, June 8 at 3 p.m. in room 256, the Robel Room, of ten Hoor Hall on The University of Alabama campus.
The history department at The University of Alabama and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute present the exhibition “O Mundo Negro: Posters from the Brazilian Black Movement,” from Tuesday, March 17, to Thursday, May 28, at the institute.
he University of Alabama’s department of history invites the public to hear Dr. Jorge Ortiz-Sotelo, chairman of the Peruvian Institute of Politics and Economics, deliver a lecture titled “Defeating the Shining Path: A Lesson in Combating Terrorism in Peru” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in 205 Gorgas Library. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Among the figures who participated in and later wrote about the Spanish Conquest of the New World, one stands out as a passionate and sometimes abrasive champion of the native population – Bartolomé de las Casas. This priest, historian, writer and activist stands as the passionate focus of the scholarship of Dr. Lawrence Clayton, University of Alabama professor of history, and forms the subject of a book that offers insight into the conquest.
Experts in Latino literature for young people will gather at The University of Alabama Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, for the National Celebration of Latino Children’s Literature Conference.
The University of Alabama is hosting the first conference to look at the lives of Latinas and Latinos in the southern United States. “Latinas/os in the U.S. South: Immigration, Integration and Identity” will be held Friday, Feb. 19, at the Hotel Capstone on the UA campus.
Lino Gutiérrez, former U.S. ambassador to Argentina and Nicaragua and a University of Alabama alumnus, will deliver a lecture and meet with faculty and students at UA Monday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov. 3.