Sociopolitical humor and satire have a long tradition in Latin America. Since the nineteenth century, a variety of artists and writers have contributed to its development. Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posada (1851–1913), whose satirical broadsides and calaveras or “skulls” provided a critical portrayal of social, cultural, and political tensions in Mexico during the Porfiriato and the beginning of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, is considered one of the founding figures of this tradition. Many other figures took this tradition in different directions up to the present.
Freemasonry had a tremendous impact on modern European history and its ideas changed not only the way of thinking but also stimulated a political discourse. In the major works on Freemasonry, however, there is a mainly European focus. Although, in North and South America the import of masonic ideas had a similar effect. The early struggle between the York Rite and the Scottish Rite would lead to later party developments and Freemasons would create a major political impact in the “New World“ too.
The Asociación de Antropología e Historia de Panamá (Association of Antropology and History of Panama) announces the call for papers and for registrations to the Congreso de Antropología es Historia de Panamá 2016. The event will take place at the City of Knowledge (Panama City, Panama) between 7-9 September 2016.
The deadline for the sending of abstracts is 30 april 2016.
The timeframe for full enrolment is 1-15 July 2015.
The Congress invites papers in the following areas and themes (NOTE: The papers could be about any country or region):
The University of Chicago Department of Romance Languages and Literature is delighted to announce this joint conference at the Franke Institute for the Humanities
1100 E. 57th Street
Thursday, May 12, 2016
8:15-8:45 AM BREAKFAST
8:50-9:00 AM Opening Remarks.
Call for papers
Revista Hispánica Internacional de Análisis Literario y Cultural
Department of Spanish Studies, University of Adelaide, Australia
IXQUIC announces a call for papers for its 12th issue, a monographic on the subject of “Central American Literature of the last 50 years”, to be published in December of 2016. Papers will be accepted in Spanish, English and French.
The South Central Modern Language Association 73rd Annual Conference will take place November 3-5, 2016 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX.
InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies
CALL FOR PAPERS
The InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS) welcomes original contributions for the annual issue of the journal (online and print) to be published in the fall/winter 2017. Researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences are encouraged to submit papers in final form by September 30th, 2016.
Call for Papers
"Many Cold Wars: Re-conceptualizing the Post-WWII World"
Sidnei J. Munhoz (Universidade Estadual de Maringá/ Brown University)
Masuda Hajimu (National University of Singapore)
Special Issue Aim and Theme Description:
CfP: From the “New World” to Global Cultural Transfers since the 16th Century
ao. Prof. Dr. Martina Kaller, University of Vienna
Prof. Dr. Frank Jacob, City University of New York (QCC)
LACS Dissertation Prize
Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association (LACS-SHA)
The 2016 LACS Dissertation Prize will be awarded to the best dissertation completed and
defended in 2016 in the fields of Latin American, Caribbean, American Borderlands and
Frontiers, or Atlantic World history. Dissertations for Ph.D.s awarded in 2015 are eligible for consideration. Dissertations awarded at any institution in the US South and adjacent states (i.e. any state in which the SHA has held a meeting) will be considered.