Written by Jorge Gaupp, Berta del Río and Robert Myak
- Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
- Monday, Nov 5, 2018
By Julie Clack
On Tuesday, October 23, the Princeton community gathered in the lobby and courtyard of East Pyne to celebrate the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos.
According to Professor Aisha Beliso-De Jesus, the organizer of the event, the Day of the Dead — which takes place from November 1 to 2 — is an indigenous and Catholic syncretic practice in Mexico and Latin America that remembers and honors the deceased.
- Monday, Oct 22, 2018
On Friday, October 19th, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese promoted the third edition of the "Noite de Capoeira" (Capoeira Night).
The event was coordinated by lecturer Daiane Tamanaha and the group Princeton Capoeira. The "Noite de Capoeira" took place at the entrance of East Pyne and more than 20 people, including students, professors, and "capoeiristas" (people who practice capoeira), came to the event.
- Monday, Sep 17, 2018
On Friday, September 14, 2018, students, faculty, graduate students and staff gathered at Palmer House for the department’s annual Welcome Back Reception.
Acting Chair Rubén Gallo, introduced new faculty member Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús, lecturer Rafael Sanchez-Mateos Paniagua, visiting faculty Ulrike Capdepon and Marília Librandi-Rocha, and graduate students Yangyou Fang and Robert Myak.
Photos from the event can be viewed on the department’s Facebook page.
- Monday, Jun 4, 2018
Photos from the Class Day reception can be accessed here.
Photo credit: Daiane Tamanaha
The Department announced the following prizes which were awarded to undergraduates at the Class Day reception held June 4, 2018:
Premio Ángel Rama for excellence by a freshman or sophomore in advanced Spanish courses:
- Tuesday, May 1, 2018
In April, the Department of French and Italian and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese cosponsored Cesar Cumbe’s week-long visit to Princeton with the help of the 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.
Cumbe is a professor of sociolinguistics at the University of Maputo in Mozambique, and an affiliated researcher at the Observatory for Societies of the Indian Ocean, based on the French island of La Reunion.
- Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
On April 5th, there was a special screening of the film "The Eyes of the Journey"/"Los Ojos del Camino". The screening was co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Program in Latin American Studies.
- Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
On April 9, art historian T.J. Clark delivered the Eberhard L. Faber Memorial Lecture on “Velazquez, Aesop, and War.” The lecture was cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
- Thursday, Apr 19, 2018
On Friday, April 6, The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and Professor Christina Lee, presented a workshop titled The Spanish Transpacific, between East and West, 1521-1815.
- Thursday, Mar 29, 2018
Little attention had been paid to Puerto Rico before Hurricane María, perhaps because of the complex colonial relationship with the United States. This colloquium was held on March 9, 2018, to gain a better understanding of the political, material, and cultural dimensions of the fiscal crisis and of citizenship and the construction of the Body Politic in a colony. Panels also included questions related to human rights, gender, public health, migration, community power, and solar heating. Economists, legal scholars, academics, and activists from the island will be speaking.