2023-24 UTM-JHI Annual Seminars

May 16, 2023 by Sonja Johnston

We are pleased to announce that there will be two UTM-JHI Seminars running concurrently in 2023-2024.

Exclusions and Resurgence in Latin America and the Caribbean

Kevin Coleman and Cassandra Lord (Historical Studies)

This Seminar will develop a research cluster in Latin American and Caribbean Studies that will support the current Minor program housed in UTM’s Department of Historical Studies and will enable faculty, undergraduate and graduate students to exchange ideas with each other and with the GTA’s Latin American and Caribbean diaspora communities. Events will address these themes:

  • The politics of Christianity in Latin America
  • Violence against women and security in Mexico City
  • The Kings of the World – screening and discussion with Colombian filmmaker Laura Mora Ortega
  • Visual Culture and Protests in Cuba
  • Resurgence and Colonial Resistant in the P’urhépecha Diaspora

Multilingualism: Reflecting On a Global Reality Through Time, Space, Mind, and Text

Michelle Troberg, Mary-Paule Lory, Mihaela Pirvulescu, Adrien Rannaud, Katherine Rehner, Jeffrey Steele and Ai Taniguchi (Language Studies)

This Seminar will consist of eleven events: an exhibition, three invited lectures, two workshops, a panel, a reading group, a student research symposium, and two distinguished lecture events that will address these themes:

  • Literature and the co-presence of multilingualism
  • Multilingualism, power, and identity
  • Multilingual language development and maintenance
  • Sociolinguistic development and integration in multilingual contexts
  • Multilingualism through time