Feb 27 2014
(Latin American Studies, Global Education Office) chaired a panel
Celso Castilho (History) presented a paper in February 2014 at a Rice University Symposium “Race and Nation in the Age of Emancipations: A Symposium on the Atlantic World.” The title of the paper is “Narrating Abolition, Making Blackness: Race, Republicanism, and Political Belonging in Recife, Brazil 1888-1889.”
Tom Dillehay (Anthropology) received several grants including a National Science Foundation grant for research on Mapuche Polity Development in Chile; a National Geographic Society grant for research at Monte Verde, Chile; a CONICYT grant for cultural patrimony grant in Chile; and a National Science Foundation grant for analysis of data from Huaca Prieta, Peru.
Elizabeth Heitman (Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society) presented ways to integrate education on research ethics and scientific integrity into the graduate science curriculum to the administration of UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) on December 4–7.
Jane Landers (History) traveled to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in October 2013 to present a paper entitled “The First Maroon Wars in the Americas: Hispaniola in the Sixteenth Century,” at the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora conference. In October 2013, Landers served as historical consultant and was interviewed for the PBS documentary The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.