Research

LARG

The Latin America Research Group (LARG) is a forum for the study of Latin America. We bring together faculty as well as graduate and undergraduate students working on Latin America from a number of disciplines including anthropology, business, environmental studies, indigenous education, geography, Hispanic studies, medicine, music, philosophy, political science, public administration, and sociology.

LARG aims to foster academic exchanges and research initiatives. It holds an interdisciplinary workshop every two years with the support of the Latin American Studies Program. LARG also sponsors a lecture series every term hosted by the Centre for Global Studies and a diversity of cultural events related to Latin America.

Please contact: , Coordinator for more information.

LARG 2019

March 16, 2019
Clearihue A127

Full program details.

Keynote speaker: Yael Bitrán "A Musical Odyssey. Henrietta Yurchenco and Ethnomusicological Research in Mexico.

Dr. Yael Bitrán is a musicologist and historian of Latin America. She focuses her research on the contributions of nineteenthand early twentieth-century women to the musical heritage of Mexico. Henrietta Yurchencho (1916-2007) was an American pioneer folklorist that produced some of the first recordings of traditional Indigenous music from little explored areas of Guatemala and Mexico. A Musical Odyssey documents Yurchenko’s lifelong commitment to the preservation of this important heritage.

View the full poster here.

 

LARG workshop programs:

LARG 7th workshop (March 11, 2017)

LARG 6th workshop (March 14, 2015)

View 2015 event poster.

Images from 2015 Workshop

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Dean Krull opening the Workshop

Dean Krull opening the Workshop.

Professor Gauthier introducing Professor Heyman.

Professor Gauthier introducing Professor Heyman.

Professors de Alba-Koch, Heyman, and Gauthier.

Professors de Alba-Koch, Heyman, and Gauthier.

Professors McBee, de Alba-Koch, Restrepo and Russek.

Professors McBee, de Alba-Koch, Restrepo and Russek.

Students participants Nunez and Gallivan.

Student participants Nunez and Gallivan.

Participants viewing student research posters.

Participants viewing student research posters.

LARG 5th workshop (March 9, 2013)

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Images from 2013 Workshop
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Lansdowne Scholar, John Sullivan, delivering his lecture at the First Peoples House.

Lansdowne Scholar, John Sullivan, delivering his lecture
at the First Peoples House.

Thomas Heyd discussing adaptation and development in Latin America.

Thomas Heyd discussing adaptation and development in Latin America.

Beatriz Alba-Koch introducing Ambassador Sergio Florencio and Claudio Lucarevshi's special prsentaiton on science and technology inBrazil.

Beatriz Alba-Koch introducing Ambassador Sergio Florencio
and Claudio Lucarevshi's special presentation on science
and technology in Brazil.

Workshop attendees during coffee break.

Workshop attendees during coffee break.

Carlos Gustavo Halaburda's talk on 19th century Argentinian literature.

Carlos Gustavo Halaburda's talk on 19th century Argentinian literature.

LARG 4th workshop (March 19, 2011)

View 2011 event poster.

Images from 2011 Workshop

Opening remarks by Prof. Sikata Bannerjee, Associate Dean of Humanities

Opening remarks by Prof. Sikata Banerjee, Associate Dean of Humanities.

Prof. Beatriz de Alba-Koch, from the University of Victoria, during her talk on Spanish poet Bernardo de Balbuena.

Prof. Beatriz de Alba-Koch, from the University of Victoria, during her talk on Spanish poet Bernardo de Balbuena."

Prof. Bargellini answers questions after her address on the missions of Northern New Spain.

Prof. Bargellini answers questions after her address on the missions of Northern New Spain.

Barbara Fraser from UBC presenting on the love poems of Pablo Neruda.

Barbara Fraser from UBC presenting on the love poems of Pablo Neruda.

Prof. Beatriz de Alba-Koch and Prof. Clara Bargellini.

Prof. Beatriz de Alba-Koch and Prof. Clara Bargellini.

Prof. Clara Bargellini, from the Ntional University of Mexico, keynote speaker of LARG's 4th workshop.

Prof. Clara Bargellini, from the National University of Mexico, keynote speaker of LARG's 4th workshop.

Irina Goundareva (UBC), Prof. Silvia Col´ (UVic), Belkis Barrios (UBC), Tiana Vekic (UBC) and Alejandra Escudero (UBC).

Irina Goundareva (UBC), Prof. Silvia Colás (UVic), Belkis Barrios (UBC), Tiana Vekic (UBC) and Alejandra Escudero (UBC).

LARG 3rd workshop (April 18, 2009)

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Read the abstracts of the presentations.

Images from 2009 Workshop

Dr. Denise Brown, from the University of Calgary, spoke about space, gender and power relations in a Maya community.

Dr. Denise Brown, from the University of Calgary, spoke about space, gender and power relations in a Maya community.

Julian Yates (Geography) presented a paper on recycling techniques in a Brazilian urban community.

Julian Yates (Geography) presented a paper on recycling techniques in a Brazilian urban community."

Dr. Michelle Bonner (Political Sciences) spoke about media and politics in Chile.

Dr. Michelle Bonner (Political Sciences) spoke about media and politics in Chile.

The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Eric Hershberg who teaches in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University.

The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Eric Hershberg who teaches in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University.

Manuel Campirano (Hispanic and Italian Studies) on Argentine filmmaker Eliseo Subiela.

Manuel Campirano (Hispanic and Italian Studies) on Argentine filmmaker Eliseo Subiela.

Ashley Akins (Latin American Studies) talked about her ongoing work in Perú.

Ashley Akins (Latin American Studies) talked about her ongoing work in Perú.

Gabriela Pereira (Anthropology) delivered a paper on the situation of Archaeology in Latin America.

Gabriela Pereira (Anthropology) delivered a paper on the situation of Archaeology in Latin America.

Anne-Mette Hermansen (Anthropology) closed the workshop with a paper on Cuba's tourism industry.

Anne-Mette Hermansen (Anthropology) closed the workshop with a paper on Cuba's tourism industry.

Dr. Bernard Henin (Geography) analyzed leftist politics and development in Venezuela today.

Dr. Bernard Henin (Geography) anayzed leftist politics and development in Venezuela today.

LARG 2nd workshop (March 24, 2007)

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Read the abstracts of the presentations.

Images from 2007 Workshop


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Dr Mario Tapia, keynote speaker

Dr Mario Tapia, keynote speaker of the 2nd workshop.

Dr. Tapia on biodiversity and sustainable development

Dr. Tapia´s address dealt with biodiversity and sustainable development issues.

Dr Jutta Gutberlet

Dr. Jutta Gutberlet´s research deals with urban agriculture in Cuba.

Barbara Fraser

Barbara Fraser spoke about Isabel Allende´s novel The House of Spirits.

Dr Thomas Heyd

Dr. Thomas Heyd delivering his paper.

Group photo

Faculty, students and members of the audience at the end of the workshop.

LARG 1st workshop (May 1, 2005)