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Carvings with Personality: Alebrijes from Oaxaca, Mexico

Furthering our exploration of Mexico through the  "¡Viva Mexico!," Passport to the World Program, the University of Kentucky Libraries introduces us to the whimsical folk art of Alebrijes from Oaxaca, Mexico. These carved and decorated figures of animals can be found in the William T. Young Library. In this podcast, Francie Chassen-Lopez, co-chair of the "¡Viva Mexico!" Program and a professor in the Department of History, and Dara Vance, a graduate student within the Department of History, discuss the history and production of Alebrije and what can be found in the exhibit. Head to the William T. Young library to check out the exhibit and take a photo of your favorite Alebrije - don’t forget to share online and tag as #vivamexico to share it with your friends and the University! Click for more information about alebrije or the exhibit.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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A guide to Día de los muertos celebrations in Lexington

It’s a good weekend to be a hispanista in Lexington. Granted we’ve had a great fall; from the Lexington Latino Festival to the many activities surrounding the Arts and Sciences Passport ¡Viva México! program, those of us who love the Spanish language and Hispanic culture have been busy. Still, this Friday and Saturday are special. 

This weekend we celebrate Día de los muertos, or Day of the Dead, a well-known holiday that has become increasingly popular in the US. On November 1st and 2nd, families throughout Latin America (but especially in Mexico) build altars and visit cemeteries to remember loved ones who have passed away. The holiday is joyous, despite the macabre theme. Día de los muertos is a time to laugh with death, to accept the fact that we’re all headed that way eventually, and to give those we have lost a place at our table for the night. Here are some suggestions for how you can celebrate this weekend, just follow the hyperlinks to more information about and directions to the events. ¡Qué vivan los muertos!

Preparations

Festival Latino 2013

6 pm    Music by Bachata Flow
7 pm    Opening Ceremony of Festival Latino 2013
  • Mayor Jim Gray and other speakers
  • UK Chorus – National Anthem, My Old Kentucky Home
  • Latin American Flag Parade
8 pm    Fireworks
  •     Music by Bachata Flow, Hypo-Regetonero
  •     Raffles
9 pm    Kentucky Salsa All Stars 
 
Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Downtown Courthouse Plaza
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Printing Workshop - The King Library Press

Juan Pascoe will lead a printing workshop. - 8:30 AM - Continental Breakfast; 9:00 AM - Printing Workshop - The King Library Press. Registration in advance and a fee of $35 (includes lunch) is required. To register for this King Library Press Workshop call 859-257-1742 or email PEHolbr@harvard.post.edu.

 

Juan Pascoe presidirá un taller sobre la imprenta Mexicana. El taller tomará lugar en King Library press y tiene un costo de $35 que incluye el almuerzo. Para registrarte puedes llamar al  859-257-1742 o enviar un correo a PEHolbr@harvard.post.edu. Habrá un desayuno a las 8:30 am y el taller comenzará a las 9:00 am.

Date: 
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 8:30am
Location: 
King Library Press
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Taller Martin Pescador: A Private Press in Mexico

Juan Pascoe will be lecturing about Private Press in Mexico. This lecture is free and open to all; a workshop is open to registration for the following day.

Juan Pascoe dará una charla sobre la Imprenta Privada en México. Esta charla esta abierta al público y la admisión es gratuita. Al día siguiente habrá un taller para el cual la inscripción esta abierta. 

Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Great Hall, Margaret I. King Library
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Signs of the Times: Text and Image in Classic Maya Civilization

Professor William M. (Bill) Ringle is Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Davidson College, North Carolina. With over thirty years of experience excavating Maya sites in Yucatan, his research explores Maya art and writing, urbanism, settlement patterns, and the archaeological applications of Geographic Information Systems.

 

El profesor William M. Ringle del departamento de Antropología  de Davidsln a college, Carolina del Norte estará dando una conferencia en UK. Ringle tiene más de 30 años de experiencia en excavaciones Mayas en el área de Yucatán. Sus excavaciones e investigaciones se enfocan en el arte y escrituras Mayas, así como también en urbanismo, patrones comunes en asentamientos y en la aplicación de sistemas informáticos geográficos en la arqueología. 

Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Location: 
CB 114
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Deborah Nichols (Dartmouth College) "When Money Grew on Trees: Aztec Markets, Merchants, and Commerce"

Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Location: 
CB 114
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Indias no tan nobles - Native Petitions and the Rhetoric of Purity in Colonial Mexico

The College of Arts & Sciences ¡Viva Mexico! Program, Gender & Women’s Studies, and Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
Presents: Monica Diaz “Indias no tan nobles.” Native Petitions and the Rhetoric of Purity in Colonial Mexico.
Date: 
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Alumni Gallery, Young Library
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Y Tu Mama Tambien

 Presented by the Late Night Film Series, the Hispanic Studies Department and A&S Passport to the World ¡Viva México! Free Screening.

Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Worsham Theater
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Los Olvidados - Luis Bunuel

Los Olvidados - Luis Bunuel - Presented by the Late Night Film Series, the Hispanic Studies Department and A&S Passport to the World ¡Viva México!

Free Screening.

Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Worsham Theater
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