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Latin America Through Moving Images

This seminar embarks on discussions about the cultural diversity of Latin American countries, the complexity of political contexts, and societal transitions to new orders. It uses films and other manifestations of moving images from different periods as tools and resources to explore issues of representation; politics and memory and ongoing social tensions. The emphasis on archival materials (both analog and digital) creates a space to think about the digital way in which we approach collections these days, encouraging a reflection on how resources are made available; challenges that Latin America faces for access and availability of audiovisual cultural production, and digital resources that optimize reflections and discussions about the region.

Seminar Schedule. Seminars run Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a midday communal lunch. Seminar conveners may adjust the class schedule in response to participant needs. Special events may also be held during the week. Participants are required to attend the full week of seminar meetings and maintain 90% attendance overall.

Seminar Materials. Eligible participants are provided with all required seminar materials (books, articles, laboratory equipment, and entrance fees).

Accommodations & Meals. Limited housing accommodations are provided to participants who live more than 50 miles from the program site. All admitted participants are provided with some meals during the program period.

Application Procedure. Applicants should submit the completed application along with all of the following:

  • A statement of intent that indicates how the seminar participant will apply what is learned at the home institution
  • A current CV
  • A letter of support from either the division dean or department head, who is well-acquainted with the applicant’s area of research
  • Their institutional liaison officer’s approval