Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period

The Newberry – Chicago’s Independent Research Library
Saturday, April 11, 2015
9 am to 3 pm
Keynote speaker: Laura Matthew, Marquette University

NahuatlMapThis symposium aims to explore the complexities of Latin America during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, grappling with the multiple perspectives of the many Indigenous and European cultures involved in this time of contact and conflict.

This is a hybrid program, with two scholarly sessions in the morning and a public keynote lecture in the afternoon. Papers for the morning sessions will be precirculated to those who register to attend, and the authors will not read the papers. They will talk briefly about their research projects, followed by prepared commentary, with the bulk of the time given to discussion among the panelists and with the audience.