Week of June 5, 2022 in UCIS

Monday, June 6

3:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Charlemos! What are Left and Right Parties in Latin America? Answers from Expert Surveys and Party Manifestos
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Political Institutions and Processes Section of the Latin American Studies Association
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A conversation with:
Cristobal Rovira K., Universidad Diego Portales
Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo, UNC Chapel Hill
Nicolas de la Cerda, UNC Chapel Hill
Jonathan Hartlyn, UNC Chapel Hill
Moderated by: Alisha Holland, Harvard University
This Charlemos will take place in English.

Wednesday, June 8

6:00 pm Reading Group
POSTPONED: CLAS Clube do livro
City of Asylum
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Depois de um excelente início com a discussão de Torto Arado, daremos continuidade ao nosso Clube do Livro com a leitura de O Avesso da Pele, de Jefferson Tenório (editora Companhia das Letras). O livro está disponível no Kindle por cerca de 5 dólares. Excepcionalmente este mês, nosso encontro será na segunda quarta feira do mês, no dia 8 de junho, às 18h, no City of Asylum.

6:00 pm Workshop
Threads of Production: Weaving Art & Agriculture
Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Contemporary Craft
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Join the Global Studies Center as we continue our programming as part of the Global Sustainability Series by meeting at Contemporary Craft. This workshop will focus on PA Common Core standards related to agriculture, sustainability, and renewable and natural resources. It will include a faculty led presentation, a hands-on art activity that can be done with students, and a walk through the upcoming Fiber Arts International Exhibit at Contemporary Craft.

Dinner and Act 48 credits will be provided.

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201)

Cost: $10

Hands-on Activity:
Join Contemporary Craft instructor and paper maker Katy Dement, as she leads everyone in making simple small square Hand made paper collages. The projects will include"pocket mining" for single use plastics to include as well as imagery featuring reclaimed materials from packaging.

Friday, June 10

6:00 pm Workshop
Teaching New Approaches to Frontier History through Film
online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Alliance for Learning in World History and The World History Center
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This K-12 Professional Development seminar is a companion program to the Alliance for Learning in World History's New Approaches to Frontier History workshop with a focus on the Pacific. Through the documentary film, Ophir, the seminar will explore the topic of colonialism and its impact on Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Once registration for this workshop is submitted, we will email you the link to view the documentary, Ophir, and will provide you with the Zoom meeting link for the workshop, as well. Please email caf166@pitt.edu with any questions. To register, click here.

Saturday, June 11

10:30 am Workshop
New Approaches to Frontier History
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies and Global Studies Center along with Alliance for Learning in World History and Department of History
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The Alliance for Learning in World History is thrilled to announce its call for applications for "New Approaches to Frontier History" a professional development workshop for world history teachers at all levels. The virtual event will be held on Saturday, June 11 from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm. All accepted participants will receive a $200 stipend. The event provides teacher's with the opportunity to workshop their own syllabus or assignment that engages with indigenous history. Accepted participants will be invited to attend a curriculum workshop cosponsored by Pitt's Asian Studies Center. Applications are due April 15, 2022.

The event will feature three keynote addresses from experts in the field of frontier history:

Dr. Veronica Castillo-Munoz, UC Santa Barbara, “Teaching about the Border: Border Crossings and the Making of the US-Mexico Borderlands”

The U.S.-Mexico border is over two thousand miles long and ranks among the longest borders in the world. Understanding the formation of communities that facilitate border crossings and cultural interactions between these two nations is now more important than ever. This workshop will focus on the best practices to teaching about the border as well as the broader history and experiences of border people.

Dr. James Hill, University of Pittsburgh, “Whose Frontier Is It? Decolonizing Narratives in World History”

This talk seeks to reframe frontier histories from the perspectives of Indigenous peoples. As a first step, capturing the historical views of the colonized towards colonizer is an admirable goal. However, decolonizing efforts should not stop there. A fully decolonized history should demonstrate how Indigenous peoples have adapted to and coped with colonialism, countering narratives of their disappearance and erasure. Indigenous peoples have moved beyond mere survival by refashioning themselves to endure and thrive in a postcolonial landscape.

Dr. Matt Matsuda, Rutgers University, “Water’s Edge: Histories and Frontiers in Pacific and Oceanian Worlds”

Histories of the Pacific world have, over the last decades, been shaped by examinations of frontiers and places of encounter, both insular and connected. Scholars have pursued “unending frontiers,” “oceans unbounded,” “waves across the South,” and a “sea of islands” to illuminate new ways of telling histories and underscore long silenced voices and pasts. We will begin by mapping millennia of the translocal, examine traditions of navigation and diaspora, look to commerce and conquest, seek out lives and legacies of acculturation and persistence, understand imperial power and migrations, and the promises and perils of labor, migration, and a changing oceanic environment. We’ll pay respects to a canoe, a sea creature, a saint, a warrior, and a woman who cared for children, all living in and making their presence known across the centuries.

Email ALWH@pitt.edu with any questions