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CANCELED: Digital Engagement at the John Carter Brown Library — a New Curatorial Platform for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Friday, May 1, 2020

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street

In view of recently released university guidance on events on campus, CLACS has made the decision to cancel its events with the exception of the March 11, 2020 lecture by Julio Capó, Jr. This decision was not made lightly. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to providing more programming as soon as we are able to do so.

JCB Fellows Pedro Leal and Guillaume Candela will speak about their work at Brown.

Pedro Germano Leal is a Research Fellow at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Assistant Director for Digital Engagement and Discovery at the John Carter Brown Library, where he is currently developing a new digital platform for the institution’s prime collection of manuscripts rare materials printed in or related to Latin America between the 16th and the 19th centuries.

He holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow and specializes in the relationship between literature and visual culture in the early-modern period, with an emphasis on emblem studies and intermediality in Latin America during the colonial period. On that subject, he has recently edited two books: Emblems in Colonial Ibero-America: To the New World on the Ship of Theseus (Glasgow Emblem Studies 18, distributed by Droz, 2017); and Jeroglíficos en la Edad Moderna: Nuevas aproximaciones a un fenómeno intercultural (with José Julio García Arranz, as a special issue of Janus, Estudios sobre el Siglo de Oro, 2020).

Guillaume Candela is a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow for Data Curation in Latin American and Caribbean Indigenous Languages at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, where he is developing a Digital Google Earth Project on Indigenous languages in Latin American and Caribbean JCB Collection. He defended his Ph.D. at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris III University. His dissertation focuses on the spiritual conquest of Paraguay between 1537 and 1585, before the Jesuits' arrival. His work analyzes the actions and the writings of the clergy. He also examines the interactions between missionaries and natives. His professional experience includes a counseling post as Counsellor of the Minister of Culture in Paraguay and a teaching post as Assistant Professor at François-Rabelais University (Tours, France). In 2018, he published a book Entre la pluma y la cruz. El clérigo Martín González y la desconocida historia de su defensa de los indios del Paraguay. Documentos inéditos (1543-1575), Asunción, 2018. In 2019, he published a chapter "Influences of the Lascasian Discourse in Paraguay (Sixteenth Century): the Itinerary of Martín González”. Bartolomé de las Casas, O.P.: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion, Brill, 2019. In 2018, he also published a paper "Reflexiones de clérigos y frailes sobre las deportaciones indígenas en la conquista del Paraguay entre 1542 y 1575." Chungara, 50 (2), 2018. He is the co-author, with Bartomeu Melia, of “Lenguas y pueblos tupí-guaraníes en las fuentes de los siglos XVI y XVII.Mélanges Casa de Velázquez, 45 (1), Madrid, 2015.


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