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Exhibition Guatemala: In Words and Images

Exhibition Guatemala: In Words and Images

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8:00 AM to Friday, May 31, 2013, 6:00 PM
Location: 
6th floor Elevator Lobby, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Annie Chuprevich, Administrative Specialist, CAHS
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4221
Contact Email: 
achuprevich@usm.maine.edu

This exhibition is in the elevator lobby on the 6th floor and may be viewed during open Glickman Library hours.

David Carey Jr.

Guatemala: In Words and Images exhibits materials from The Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepéquez: 1587-1991, and is the culmination of four years of work by USM students Chriss Sutherland and Lucas Desmond who were responsible for arranging and describing the collection. Some of the documents from this collection informed the new publication Distilling the Influence of Alcohol, edited by David Carey Jr., USM Professor of History and CAHS Associate Dean.

The Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepéquez: 1587-1991.

This collection spans an extensive historical period and comprehensively represents the demographic, social, and political reality of one of Guatemala’s most important departments. By providing evidence of the colonial and neocolonial structures of the Guatemalan government and Catholic Church, this collection shines a historic light on the present situation in Sacatepéquez and Guatemala more broadly. Guatemalan scholar and activist Christopher Lutz and two native Guatemalan archivists Eddy Gaytán and Héctor Concohá Ch’et assembled the collection throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. The materials are photocopies of original documents from the Archivo General de Centro América, the Archivo Histórico Arquidiocesano Francisco de Paula García Pelaez, both located in Guatemala City, and the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain.

Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History.

book cover Distilling the Influence of AlcoholSugar, coffee, corn, and chocolate have long dominated the study of Central American commerce, so much so that researchers tend to overlook one other equally significant commodity: alcohol. Often illicitly produced and consumed, aguardiente (distilled sugar cane spirits or rum) was central to Guatemalan daily life. Alcohol helped build family livelihoods, boost local economies, and forge the nation. It also shaped Guatemala's turbulent categories of ethnicity, race, class, and gender. Drawing from archival documents, oral histories, and ethnographic sources, the contributors to this volume investigate aguardiente's role from the colonial era to the twentieth century. Topics include women in the alcohol trade, taverns as places of social unrest, and tension between Maya and State authorities. By tracing Guatemala's past, people, and national development through the channel of an alcoholic beverage, Distilling the Influence of Alcohol opens new directions for Central American historical and anthropological research.

April 25, 2013 to May 31, 2013
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
6th floor Elevator Lobby, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus
Exhibition of materials from The Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepéquez: 1587-1991.
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Portland GIS Clinic

Portland GIS Clinic

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, January 30, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, February 6, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, February 13, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, February 27, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, March 5, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, March 12, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, March 19, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, April 2, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, April 9, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, May 7, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, April 23, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, April 30, 2012, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Monday, September 24, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, October 1, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, October 15, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, October 22, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, October 29, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, November 5, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, November 12, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, November 19, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, November 26, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, December 3, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, December 17, 2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, February 4, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, February 11, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, February 25, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, March 4, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 1, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 8, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 22, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, April 29, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, May 6, 2013, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
128 Wishcamper
Contact Name: 
Thea Youngs
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5063
Contact Email: 
tyoungs@usm.maine.edu

Open to the public. Bring your GIS questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.

May 6, 2013
10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
128 Wishcamper
Open to the public. Bring your Geographic Information Systems questions, problems, or just stop by to chat with the GIS faculty and staff.
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