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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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IBEX FULL DOME SHOW

IBEX FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 7, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 21, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 17, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, May 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 31, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu


IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System

An omni-dome (full dome) presentation about the IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) probe.      Launched in 2008, the IBEX craft collects energized neutral particles emitted from the heliosphere: the "bubble" enclosing the solar system.   These collections enable the IBEX probe to construct an image of the membrane surrounding us.  The same membrane that protects the solar system from harmful galactic particles.

How does the IBEX probe work?    How does it communicate with Earth?

Join us for this fascinating full-dome show about the IBEX probe and its bold mission to explore the solar system's final frontier. 

Show duration:  31 minutes

(Note: show presentation includes a night sky tour, so the entire program is approximately 45 minutes.)

For more information about this probe, visit http://ibex.swri.edu/

May 26, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The InterSteller Boundary Explorer collects ENAs (Energized Neutral Particles) emitted from the heliosphere, the "bubble" enclosing the solar system. By collecting theses particles, the IBEX probe constructs an image of this heliosphere. Explore the outer solar system with IBEX!
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