Welcome to H-LatAm, an international forum for the scholarly discussion of Latin American History. It is a member of the H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online initiative and affiliated with the Conference On Latin American History (CLAH).

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ANN: Deadline Extended: CFA: 2017-2018 Center Research Fellowship - USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research

This opportunity may be of interest to senior scholars who work on the Guatemalan genocide and/or on Holocaust-related immigration to Latin America and/or Holocaust survivor communities and life in Latin America after the Holocaust. These are just some of the topics that could be explored in-depth in the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive.



Call for Applications – USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research
2017-2018 Center Research Fellowship
Deadline Extended: November 15, 2016

QUERY: Latino/Chicano Scholarly Recommendations

Greetings All.


I am currently planning out a curriculum for a Latino Course at a freshman level for college students, and would like to read any possible scholarly resources on the following:

1.) Folklore and Origination before 1900 (Countries, cultures, and original stories, if possible)

2.) Historical timeline of conversion to literacy through reading versus orality of history previous to 1800