You are here: Home / Archive

Fall 2013

Congratulations to Stefano Varese named LASA/Oxfam America 2013 Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship

Click here for: Introduction of Recipient, Stefano Varese by Charlie Hale

Click here for: Eulogy of Utopian Proxies: From Dystopian Reality to the Research of Hope



To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Coup  d'Etat in Chile, the UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas (HIA) and the Chilean's Student Association (ChileUCD) are presenting two documentaries this September 11th and 12th

The Battle of Chile/ The Coup d'Etat (Patricio Guzman, 1976)

SSH 1113, Social Science & Humanities Building

Sept 11th,  5:10PM

Between March and September of 1973, the left and right face off in the streets, in the factories, in the courts, in the universities, in parliament, and in the news media. The situation becomes unsustainable. The United States finances the truckers' strike and foments social chaos. The contradictions within the left-wing increase the crisis. A wide sector of the middle class supports the boycott and civil war. On September 11, Pinochet bombs the governmental palace.


National Stadium/ Estadio Nacional  (Carmen Luz Parot, 2001)                                     

SSH 1113, Social Science & Humanities Building

Sept 12th,  5:10PM

In the immediate days following the coup, the national soccer stadium in Santiago was converted into the country’s largest detention center, as thousands of Chilean men and women were arrested and taken there, many of whom were tortured and killed.  The stadium became synonymous with the regime’s abuses and served as a physical metaphor for what was taking place in the country: a place of national celebration and unity now representing brutality and imprisonment.

click here for a preview of Estadio Nacional

October 4th, 3p.m.

Ciocolat Restaurant (3rd and B)

Coffee with Marco Curatola

HIA will cover all drinks and desserts. Open to all students, undergrads and grad students.

Marco is a lively scholar, who recently taught as a Tinker Professor at the University of Chicago. His English is excellent--but he's happy to speak in Italian or Spanish as well.  He is an anthropologist-historian-ethnohistorian who has published widely. For example, he recently edited an important volume rethinking the Quipu (the Inca knotted mnemonic device).  


October 8th, Tuesday, 1:00pm

King Hall Room 2100A

Till Death Do Us Part: Testamentary Manumission in 17th-Century Lima, Peru

   by: Michelle McKinley, Bernard B. Kliks Associate Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law


Fall 2013 Courses

click here to see courses eligible for the Hemispheric and Latin American Studies Minor during the Fall 2013 quarter

Need a class? Check out NAS001 with Liza Grandia. Click Here for a class flyer


October 9th, Wednesday, 12:00pm-1:30pm

Marco Curatola:

An Aural Religion: The oracular nature of the ancient Andean system of beliefs, collective representations, and ritual practices

Social Sciences and Humanities Building Room 273

marco curatola jpg

click here for enlarged image

Refreshments will be provided.

Open to the Public.

HIA Movie Night:

October 11th, Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Wellman 7

Juan of the Dead (Cuba)

 Juan of the dead poster


 click here for movie trailer


October 17th, Thursday,

International Poverty Eradication Day

The Quad

  Blum Center Poverty Eradication Event Oct 17, 2013


October 18th, Friday, 

HIA Co-Sponsored Talk

 Seventy Days of Night

HIA Movie Night:

October 18th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wellman 6

NO (Chile)

 NO poster

click here for event flier

click here for movie trailer



October 28th - 30th, 9am - 6pm

Interdisciplinary Memory Studies Conference  

Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center

memory studies

click here for larger image



October 29th, Tuesday, 4:00pm

Everson 157




November 12th, 4:00-5:30pm

Social Science & Humanities 273

Peter Kornbluh, Director of Chile and Cuba Documentation Projects, NSA

   Understanding the U.S. Role in Chile:
    40 Years after the Coup

Peter Kornbluh

 2013 HIA Award Presentations Flyer

November 15th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Miss Bala (Mexico)

 miss bala poster

Click here for event poster

Click here for movie trailer

Document Actions


The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas is an interdisciplinary group bringing together faculty and graduate students that focus on the study of transnational processes in the American Hemisphere.

Our Goal includes promoting research to challenge the boundaries of disciplinary specialization and culture area studies, exploring the connections throughout the social, cultural, and economic landscape of the Western Hemisphere from an array of perspective and redirecting and redefining the study of Latin America from a broadly hemispheric viewpoint.

Read more 

Contact Us

Chuck Walker, Director Stephanie L. Ivory, Program Coordinator 

Phone: 530-752-3046
Fax: 530-752-5655 

Undergraduate Advising

Schedule your appointment with a staff advisor today! Be sure to select "Latin Amer & Hemispheric Std (Minor) (Economics, History, EAS)" 

This is Pacific Theme