Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of the Americas (ILCLA) / Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages if Latin America (STLILLA), Ohio State University. MLCP presenters included Serafín Coronel Molina (Education), John McDowell (Folklore and Ethnomusicology), Bryan Rupert (Anthropology), and Daniel Suslak (Anthropology).
"Rethinking Language and Social Stratification: The Case of Haiti." David Tezil, Department of Linguistics, IUB. Part of the Graduate Student Brown Bag Series.
"Im/mobile crossings: Mapping the spiritual borderlands of Haiti and the Dominican Republic." Elena Guzmán, Dept. of Anthropology, Cornell University. Part of the Graduate Student Brown Bag Series.
"Acoustic Colonialism and its Counter-Currents: Sounds and Listening(s) in the Mapuche Territory." Luis Cárcamo-Huechante, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Texas at Austin. Keynote address of the CLACS Graduate Student Conference.
"Pilgrimage: An Evening with Erol Josué, Vodou Priest, Singer, Dancer." Erol Josué (Bureau National d’Ethnologie d’Haïti). Organized by Rebecca Dirksen (Dept. of Folklore and Ethnomusicology) with CLACS support.
"Voices of the People/The Power of Word and Image." A two-day conference in which poets, writers, translators, language specialists, archaeologists, and a film-maker discussed Mexico's indigenous languages and cultures. Organized by Anya Royce (Dept. of Anthropology) with CLACS support.
Screening and discussion of the in-progress film Profundo Laberinto (Deep Maze), on the place of blackness in Mexican imaginings of national identity. Roberto Olivares (documentary filmmaker).
"Maya Cultural Night: Poetry, Art, and Music." Organized by Quetzil Castaneda (Latin American and Caribbean Studies, IU). Featuring the poetry of Wildernain Villegas Carrillo. With Edber Dzidz Yam (CIESAS Mexico)
"Le créole haïtien, de langue d'alphabétisation des adultes à langue d'enseignement: un parcours de promotion inachevé." Renauld Govain (Faculty of Applied Linguistics, State University of Haiti)
Screening of Daughter of the Lake (Hija del lago), a 2015 Peruvian documentary on the effects of climate change on the water supply in one Andean community. Ernesto Cabello Damián (documentary filmmaker).
"(Re)Presentation of/in Indigenous Politics." Roundtable including Ernesto Cabellos Damian (filmmaker), John McDowell (Dept. of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, IUB), Dan Suslak (Dept. of Anthropology, IUB), and Mintzi Martínez-Rivera (Dept. of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, IUB).
Screening of Echo of the Mountain(Eco de la montaña), a 2014 Mexican documentary on the work and life of Huichol artist Santos de la Torre. Nicolás Echevarría (documentary filmmaker).
Screening of Dauna: Gone with the River (Dauna. Lo que lleval el río), a 2015 Venezuelan film about an indigenous woman's conflicts of identity as she attempts to navigate two cultures. Mario Crespo (filmmaker).
"Brazilian Folk and Popular Music for the Violin - Lecture Demonstration." Raimundo Nilton Silva (Escola de Musica de Brasilia and the IPFW Community Arts Academy - String Camp).
"Latin American Music Scholarship: Negotiating Intellectual Histories, Research Philosophies, and Political Priorities between Latin America and the United States." Javier Leon (Latin American Music Center, IUB).
"Afro-Cuban Music, the Last 30 Years." Michael Spiro (Jacobs School of Music, IUB).
"Maroma Music: A Textual Analysis." Julian Carrillo (Dept. of Anthropology, IUB).
In Spring 2016, the MLCP held a Brown Bag lunch series featuring talks by the following IU and visiting scholars:
- January 19, 2016
"Isthmus Zapotec Artists and Their Art: Image Word and Sound." Anya Peterson Royce, Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology and Comparative Literature, Indiana University
- February 2, 2016
"'Eternal Praise to the Brave Warriors': Indeterminacies of Nationhood in Jesús De Machaca, Bolivia." Karl Swinehart, Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Humanities, University of Louisville
- March 3, 2016
"Paraguayan language attitudes: How much Jopará is too much?" Elizabeth M. Herring, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University
- April 7, 2016
"An Evolutionary Perspective on Cultural Change at an Amazonian Ethnic Boundary." John Bunce, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
- Language and Education in Haiti: Reviving the Réforme Bernard, September 26, 2014
- Expressing Indigenous Culture in Highland and Lowland South America, March 26, 2015
- Teaching and Learning Citizenship and Dignidad across the Latino Diaspora, March 27, 2014
- Indians, Coyotes, and Human Rights on the Mexican Border. A talk by Dr. Victor Clark-Alfaro, November 5, 2013
- Graduate Student Round Table, 2013
- Spring Institute. "Re-thinking Popular Cultures," May 10-11, 2013
- La Cohabitation du francais. A talk by Dr. Rogeda Dorce Dorcil, April 18, 2013
- Soul Train Unbound. A talk by Dr. Andrea Queeley, April 15, 2013
- Freedoms in the Jungles. A talk by Dr. Claudia Leal March 21, 2013
- Graduate Student Round Table, November 30, 2013
- Sightseeing the End of the World, November 28, 2012
- Indigenous Airwaves: The Mapuche Struggle, October 19, 2012
- The Social Construction of Quechua, September 7, 2012
- The Challenge of Being Recognized: Politics and Culture in the Struggle for Afro-Descendant Rights in Chile. A talk by Cristian Baez Lazcano, April 24, 2012
- Performing Indigeneity and the Politics of Possibility: From Amazonia to Wallstreet and Beyond. A talk by Beth Conklin, March 28, 2012
- Estado Plurinacional, Derechos Afrodescendientes, y Desigualidad Racial en Ecuador. A talk by Carlos de la Torre and Jhón Antón Sánchez, November 30, 2011.
- Graduate Student Round Table, December 3, 2010
- Defining Intangible Cultural Heritage in Latin America–UNESCO and National Initiatives. A talk by Dr. Anthony Seeger, October 21, 2010.
- An Afternoon Chat with Dr. Gustavo Esteva, October 4, 2010
- Spring Institute, May 20–21, 2010
- Working Group Conversation with Bret Gustafson and Guillermo de la Peña, April 8, 2010
- Graduate Student Round Table, March 26, 2010
- A conversation with Dr. Elinor Ostrom, March 8, 2010
- The Huarpe Archives: Indigenous Resilience and Revisionism in "White" Argentina. A talk by Diego Escolar, November 30th, 2009
- Border Crossings: Southern Guerrero, Migrations, and Black-Indianness. A talk by Laura Lewis, October 29th, 2009
- Two events with Michael F. Brown on Indigenous Heritage and the Changing Prospects of Fieldwork in Amazonian Peru. March 4 & 5, 2009
- Afro-Atlantic Voices: Revisiting Lorenzo Down Turner's 1941 Sound Archive. A talk by Olivia Gomes da Cunha. November 18, 2008
- Faculty Roundtable on Cultural Heritage and Politics. October 10, 2008
- Voice and Biliteracy in Indigenous Language Revitalization: Contentious Educational Practices in Quechua, Guarani, and Maori Contexts. A talk by Nancy Hornberger, April 19, 2008
- Gender and the Public Representation of Indigeneity in Native Amazonia: The Xavante of Central Brazil. A talk by Laura R. Graham, February 29, 2008
- Politics of Language in the Production and Reception of Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto," November 27, 2007
- Computational Linguistics in Nahuatl and Mayan Languages, October 2, 2007
- Perspectives on Afro-Peruvian Music and Online Quechua and Aymara, September 21, 2007
- Using Digital Resources to Promote Minority Language Learning in Chile – Mapudungún and Aymara, April 23, 2007
- Reconfiguring the Political Landscape after the Multicultural Turn: Law, Politics, and the Spatialization of Difference in Colombia, April 6, 2007
- Mesoamerican Working Group Meeting, February 23, 2007
- Curating Heritage in the Americas, February 2, 2007
- Quechua Language Resources at Indiana University, November 10, 2006