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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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Gorham GIS Clinic

Gorham GIS Clinic

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 
302 Bailey Hall
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 8, 2013
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
302 Bailey Hall
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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Table Talk

Table Talk

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room, Portland (Look for the goldenrod sign!)
Contact Name: 
Andrea Thompson McCall, USM Interfaith Chaplain
Contact Phone: 
228-8284
Contact Email: 
atmccall@usm.maine.edu

Each Wednesday at lunch, Chaplains and Advisors from Religious & Spiritual Life offer opportunities for informal conversation on just about any topic with their TABLE TALK series, at lunchtime on Wednesdays at the Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room in Portland.  Sit down and say hello; ask the question that's been nagging you; try out your latest theory about the meaning of life...  We'll look forward to seeing you!

May 8, 2013
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room, Portland (Look for the goldenrod sign!)
Chaplains and Advisors from diverse religious and spiritual traditions invite you to informal conversation at lunch time.
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Honors Thesis Defense-Julianne Cronin "More than just a pretty face: An in-depth exploration of how birds are smarter than you think"

May 8, 2013
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
235 Luther Bonney
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