Lina Del Castillo of the University of Texas has earned honorable mention from the Sturgis Leavitt Award for Best Article committee for her article entitled “Entangled Fates: French-Trained Naturalists, the First Colombian Republic, and the Materiality of Geopolitical Practice, 1819-1830,” published in the Hispanic American Historical Review.
The committee found her article a fascinating and truly transatlantic history that brought together French science, Colombian independence, and even Ecuador.
Martin A. Nesvig of the University of Miami earned an honorable mention for his book entitled Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of New Spain from the Alfred B. Thomas Book Award Committee.
The committee said of his book, “Nesvig employs archival research to construct a narrative of local politics in early colonial Mexico. In contrast to many authors that discuss either colonial power or indigenous resistance, he brings to light the resistance of Michoacán’s Spanish residents to the imposition of power by both the state and the church. With chapter titles such as ‘I Shit on You, Sir; or rather, An Unorthodox Lot of Catholics Who Didn’t Fear the Inquisition,’ Nesvig provides a humorously irreverent portrait of New Spain beyond Tenochtitlán.”
Consider submitting your conference paper for possible publication in the Annals issue of SECOLAS’ peer-reviewed journal The Latin Americanist. See below for further information. Deadline for submission is June 1, 2019
On Wednesday, March 27, attendees of the 66th annual meeting will have the opportunity to join Fundación En Vía, a non-profit organization that works to empower women to better support themselves and their families. We use funds generated through responsible tourism to provide interest-free loans and educational programs to entrepreneurial women in 5 communities in the Tlacolula Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico.
The organization’s tours offer a unique glimpse into life in Oaxaca through the perspective of individual artisans and business women. We visit small communities just outside of the city of Oaxaca where you will meet hard-working, optimistic, and problem-solving women who are part of En Vía’s microloan program. You will hear directly from these women about their businesses, their communities, and their experiences with micro-finance.
The tours highlight artisanal trades, traditional foods, local economy, and of course En Vía’s micro-finance model.
Participants will gain not only a better understanding of the challenges of life here – in the second poorest state of Mexico – but also help provide a viable path out of poverty. We use your tour donation to fund our loan and education programs.
For further information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.