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BLOG: Unlocking dLOC: A Guide to the Digital Library of the Caribbean: Part Two by Kiran Baldeo

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Hey, you, researchers, busy packing bags, ready to head out on an archival trip! Or those of you about to sit down at your computers and navigate a digital repository. Yes, all of you! I want to hear how your research went and so do our readers.  I’m currently looking for posts that I can edit over the summer and publish in the fall.

BLOG: Unlocking dLOC: A Guide to the Digital Library of the Caribbean: Part One by Kiran Baldeo

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I am pleased to continue the “Teaching with H-Latam’s Research Corner Blog” series. If you have used archival materials in the recent past, whether in person or online, or if you work in a research repository that we have not covered yet, I would love to hear from you. I’m currently looking for posts that I can edit over the summer and publish in the fall.

BLOG: Pandemic Realities: In-Person Research at the Archivo General de Puerto Rico under COVID. Phase 2: Entering the Archive by Rosa Cordero

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I am pleased to continue the “Teaching with H-Latam’s Research Corner Blog” series with Part II of the posts on the Archivo General de Puerto Rico.

BLOG: Pandemic Realities: In-Person Research at the Archivo General de Puerto Rico under COVID. Phase 1: Preparation by Rosa Cordero

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Today I am pleased to present the next entry from the “Teaching with H-Latam’s Research Corner Blog” series. Are you a graduate student (or an advisor of one) who has recently used archival materials, whether in person or online? This is a great way to provide advice for future patrons and to get an early publication on your CV.

BLOG: The Archivo Histórico del Atlántico in Barranquilla, Colombia and Its Notarial Records, Part II: Using Notarial Records by Laura Carolina De Moya-Guerra

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I am pleased to continue the “Teaching with H-Latam’s Research Corner Blog” series. In the first post, Tatiana Seijas and Gretchen Pierce described how they created an assignment using the blog to introduce graduate students at Rutgers to the process of archival research. Today’s post is the second of around twelve entries written by Seijas’s students.

BLOG: The Archivo Histórico del Atlántico in Barranquilla, Colombia and Its Notarial Records, Part I: Finding Notary Records by Laura Carolina De Moya-Guerra

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Today I am pleased to continue the “Teaching with H-Latam’s Research Corner Blog” series. In the first post, Tatiana Seijas and Gretchen Pierce described how they created an assignment using the blog to introduce graduate students at Rutgers to the process of archival research.

BLOG: Teaching with H-Latam’s Research Corner Blog: A Graduate Seminar on Historical Methods at Rutgers University by Tatiana Seijas and Gretchen Pierce

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Today I am pleased to begin a series on teaching with Research Corner. It will feature this pedagogical post on using the blog to teach graduate students and another on undergraduates. The best student work, which will focus on digital or physical archives with Latin American resources, will be published over the coming months as well.

BLOG: 2021: A Research Odyssey. Or, the Second Year of H-Latam’s Research Corner/Rincón del Investigador/Canto do Pesquisador by Gretchen Pierce

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Gretchen Pierce is Associate Professor of Latin American History at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. She is the co-editor of Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History (University of Arizona Press, 2014) with Áurea Toxqui, and has published a number of articles, book chapters, and academic blog posts on alcohol in Mexico.

BLOG: The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, and Technology by Justin Castro

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Today I am pleased to publish another post that might help U.S. Americans who are unable to leave the country but are looking to maintain an active research agenda. Can you help contribute to this discussion on Research Corner? Or do you have other ideas about research in or on Latin America that you would like to publish? I am nearing the end of my pile of edited drafts and hope to receive more in December or January to get me set up for the spring.

BLOG: Conducting Digital and Ethnographic/Participatory Action Research during COVID by Yovanna Pineda

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As the pandemic rages on, I am happy to publish another contribution on Research Corner that considers how best to maintain an active research agenda. Do you have any further advice? Or would you like to contribute posts about specific physical or digital collections of Latin American materials that we have not featured yet? Do you have any other ideas for Latin American research-centered posts? I’m looking to receive new drafts by December or January.

BLOG: History in the Hospital (Part I): Exploring Brazil’s BibSMC Archive by Cari Maes

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I am pleased to begin a two-part series on maternal and infant health in Brazil. Cari Maes is an assistant professor of History at Oregon State University. She earned her Ph.D. in modern Latin American history at Emory University. Her research focuses on the rollout of Brazil’s first national maternal and infant health system during the era of Getúlio Vargas.

BLOG: Centro de Documentación Arkheia: la importancia de preservar y exhibir archivos de arte mexicano por Marco Polo Juárez Cruz

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El día de hoy terminamos una serie sobre recursos artísticos en México. El primer post está aquí. Si le gustaría contribuir a este blog también, favor de llenar este Google Form. Posts pueden estar en español, portugués o inglés.

BLOG: Una mirada a la formación artística en México desde el acervo de la Academia de San Carlos por Marco Polo Juárez Cruz

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El día de hoy tengo el gusto de empezar una serie sobre recursos artísticos en México. Si le gustaría contribuir a este blog también, favor de llenar este Google Form.

BLOG: The Digitization of the Archivo General de la Nación del Perú by William Cohoon

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I am pleased today to begin the first of a multi-part series on archives that contain information useful to scholars of colonial Latin America, with a special emphasis on Peru. Would you like to contribute your knowledge, whether as a patron or as an employee, on archives, libraries, databases, etc, for the good of the community?

BLOG: Formas de conocer la Biblioteca Digital de Bogotá por Daniela Scarleth Camacho Bernal y Juan Pablo Angarita Bernal

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El día de hoy tengo el gusto de presentar un post sobre la Biblioteca Digital de Bogotá. Si le gustaría contribuir a este blog también, favor de llenar este Google Form.

BLOG: Help! A Call for Guest Bloggers by Gretchen Pierce

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Gretchen Pierce is Associate Professor of Latin American History and the 2020-2021 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. She is the co-editor of Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History (University of Arizona Press, 2014) with Áurea Toxqui, and has published a number of articles, book chapters, and academic blog posts on temperance in Mexico.

BLOG: Constructing a Variegated Research Approach to 20th Century Transnational Caribbean and Women’s History, Part III: Researching in a Pandemic by Elizabeth S. Manley

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Today we conclude our three-part series on the challenges of beginning a second book project, transnational research, and maintaining a research agenda during a pandemic.

BLOG: Constructing a Variegated Research Approach to 20th Century Transnational Caribbean and Women’s History, Part II: Into the Archives by Elizabeth S. Manley

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I am happy to continue with the second of a three-part series on the challenges of beginning a second book project, transnational research, and maintaining a research agenda during a pandemic. If you missed the first post, please click here.

BLOG: Constructing a Variegated Research Approach to 20th Century Transnational Caribbean and Women’s History, Part I: Building a Second Book by Elizabeth S. Manley

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Happy spring, H-Latamist@s! Today we begin a three-part series on the challenges of beginning a second book project, transnational research, and maintaining a research agenda during a pandemic. If you would like to share insights of your own, please express your interest here.

BLOG: Research in the Archives of Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia: Part II, Inside the INAH by Sam Holley-Kline

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Today we conclude our two-part series looking at the many archives and libraries associated with Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. If you missed the first helpful post, click here.

BLOG: Research in the Archives of Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia: Part I, State Archaeology in the Archivo Técnico by Sam Holley-Kline

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Today we return to looking at physical research repositories in a single country; in this case, Mexico. If you are also interested in writing a post(s) on the challenges and joys of doing research on Latin America and the Caribbean, please click here.

BLOG: Comparative Research: The Example of Tuberculosis in Philadelphia and Buenos Aires by Vera Blinn Reber

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I am happy to continue our series on transnational research. If you are interested in contributing to this blog, click here. Vera Blinn Reber (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison), taught for 38 years at Shippensburg University and is now Professor Emerita. She is author of British Mercantile Houses in Buenos Aires, 1810-1880 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979) and over twenty-five articles.

BLOG: The UNESCO Archive: A Brief Introduction to the Physical and Digital Repositories by Lisa Pinley Covert

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Today we continue Lisa Pinley Covert’s two-part series on transnational research. If you missed the first post on transnational research tips, please click here. If you are interested in contributing to this blog for the good of the community, click here.

Some Positive Research News in an Otherwise Dismal Year: Research Corner/Rincón del Investigador/Canto do Pesquisador’s First Year by Gretchen Pierce

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Gretchen Pierce is Associate Professor of Latin American History and the 2020-2021 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. She is the co-editor of Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History (University of Arizona Press, 2014) with Áurea Toxqui, and has published a number of articles, book chapters, and academic blog posts on temperance in Mexico.

Transnational Archival Research in the Americas, Part I, by David Carey Jr.

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David Carey Jr. is Doehler Chair in History at Loyola University. In addition to writing more than thirty peer-reviewed articles and essays, he is the author of I Ask for Justice: Maya Women, Dictators, and Crime in Guatemala, 1898-1944, which was the co-recipient of the 2015 Latin American Studies Association Bryce Wood Book Award. His most recent book is Oral History in Latin America: Unlocking the Spoken Archive.

Co-Researching and Authoring Across National Borders, Part III: by Andrae Marak and Laura Tuennerman

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I am pleased to conclude our three-part series on both how scholars can collaborate to increase their research output and on transnational work on the U.S.-Mexican borderlands. If you missed the first or second post, please check them out.

Co-Researching and Authoring Across National Borders, Part II: The Benefits and Challenges of Co-Authoring by Laura Tuennerman and Andrae Marak

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I am pleased to continue our three-part series on both how scholars can collaborate to increase their research output and on transnational work on the U.S.-Mexican borderlands. If you missed the first post, please click here.

Co-Researching and Authoring Across National Borders, Part I, by Andrae Marak and Laura Tuennerman

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I am pleased to begin today with the first of a three-part series on both how scholars can collaborate to increase their research output and on transnational work on the U.S.-Mexican borderlands. Andrae Marak is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences & Graduate Studies and a Professor of History and Political Science at Governors State University. Laura Tuennerman is a Professor of History at California University of Pennsylvania.

An Introduction to Resources—Especially Botanical Resources—at the Field Museum for Latin American Researchers by Joshua Henkin

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Today I am excited to present a post on a topic that differs a bit from some of the previous ones, as it focuses on Latin American-oriented botanical resources at the Field Museum in Chicago. Joshua Henkin is a Research Associate at the Field Museum of Natural History in the Department of Botany. He has a BA in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania (2010) and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Pharmacognosy (2019).

Archivos Históricos Municipales de Cd. Juárez, Parral y Santa Bárbara, la segunda parte por Andrés Hijar

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Es un gusto para mi presentar el segundo de dos artículos que muestran la experiencia de Andrés Hijar investigando temas como sindicatos, la clase trabajadora, Lázaro Cárdenas, movimientos sociales, elites políticas y económicas, prohibición, entre otros, en el Archivo Municipal de Ciudad Juárez y los archivos de Parral-Santa Bárbara en Chihuahua. Si no viste el primero, haga un clic aquí.

Archivos Históricos Municipales de Cd. Juárez, Parral y Santa Bárbara, la primera parte por Andrés Hijar

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Es un gusto para mi presentar el primero de dos artículos que muestran la experiencia de Andrés Hijar investigando temas como sindicatos, la clase trabajadora, Lázaro Cárdenas, movimientos sociales, elites políticas y económicas, prohibición, entre otros, en el Archivo Municipal de Ciudad Juárez y los archivos de Parral-Santa Bárbara en Chihuahua. Nació en Ciudad Juárez, a unas cuadras del archivo.

The Digital Archives of the Brazilian National Library – Part 2, by Fernando Miramontes Forattini

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I am pleased to continue with part two on the Brazilian National Library, which focuses in more detail on the visual sources the institution has to offer. If you missed the first part, which looked at the repository in a more general way, click here.

The Digital Archives of the Brazilian National Library - Part 1 by Fernando Miramontes Forattini

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After a brief pause, I am pleased to continue our series on digital repositories with two posts on Brazil’s Biblioteca Nacional Digital (BNDigital). We begin with a general overview and continue with a specific post that discusses their iconographic material and goes into a little more depth on their usage rules.

Call for Guest Bloggers: Transnational, Digital, and Physical Repositories

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H-LatAmist@s: I hope you are all doing well in this trying time. I know you are incredibly busy, eking out some time for research, transformng courses, programs, and institutions (once again) for the fall, and trying to stay physically and mentally healthy.

How to Find Documentaries in Mexican Film Archives: A Quick Guide by Gaurav Pai

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Today we pause our digital mini-series to return to a post about (mostly) physical repositories. I am pleased to present Gaurav Pai, a PhD Candidate and pre-doctoral instructor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. Pai studies and teaches about media technologies, documentaries, and non-theatrical film.

Oliveira Lima Library Digital Collections - The Oliveira Lima Family Papers by Nathalia Henrich

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Today we continue our mini-series on digital repositories with a post on the Oliveira Lima Library Digital Collections, a site of interest to scholars of Brazil and Portugal. Nathalia Henrich has been the Director and Curator of the Oliveira Lima Library at the Catholic University of America since 2018. She holds a Ph.D. and MA in Political Sociology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) where she also received a BA in Social Sciences.

Appendix: Getty Research Institute Digital Resources for Latin America. Compiled by Jonathan Saxon

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Getty Research Institute Digital Resources for Latin America

Compiled by Jonathan Saxon

This list includes titles for open access online digital resources for Latin America available through the Getty Research Institute (GRI). The GRI’s digitized resources include photographs, maps, and drawings covering a range of eras and topics. The list below is organized by country.

Art and Archeology of Mexico: More Digital Resources from the Getty Research Institute by Jonathan Saxon

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I am pleased to continue our multi-post series on digital collections. Today Jonathan Saxon examines the Getty Research Institute’s (GRI) online portal Obsidian Mirror-Travels: Refracting Mexican Art and Archaeology.

Aztec Archeology to the Mexican Revolution: A Digital Photohistory at the Getty Research Institute by Jonathan Saxon

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I am excited to continue our multi-post series on digital collections. Today Jonathan Saxon examines the Getty Research Institute’s online portal, A Nation Emerges: Sixty-five Years of Photography in Mexico and his subsequent post will cover the GRI’s Obsidian Mirror-Travels: Refracting Mexican Art and Archaeology. He earned his M.A.