Dartmouth Hosts Major Symposium on Independence Movements in Latin America


Dartmouth’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese will host a major international symposium, “The Independence Effect,” examining the influences behind independence movements in Latin America. The symposium runs from Thursday, October 27 through Saturday, October 29 and is open to the public.

Professor Mary Coffey will give a guided tour on October 29 of Dartmouth’s Orozco Murals, shown here, as part of a symposium on Latin America. (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

The symposium includes several panel discussions as well as a guided tour of The Epic of American Civilization mural, painted in Baker Library by the Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco between 1932 and 1934. Associate Professor of Art History Mary Coffey will lead the tour on October 29 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Mary Louise Pratt of New York University will deliver the keynote lecture, “The Futurology of Independence,” on October 27, at 6 p.m., in Haldeman 125. José Manuel del Pino, chair of the department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Adrian Randolph, associate dean for the arts and humanities and director of the Leslie Center for the Humanities, will make welcoming remarks at 5:30 p.m.

“The Independence Effect” symposium is co-sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities; the Office of the Dean of the Faculty; Latino American, Latino and Caribbean Studies; the Dickey Center for International Understanding; the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy; Dean of Interdisciplinary and International Studies; and the General Consulate of Spain in Boston.

For more information, contact Phyllis Ford at phyllis.ford@dartmouth.edu or (603) 646-2400.

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