The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese sponsors a variety of cultural, artistic, and academic events, all of which enhance the study and appreciation of the arts and humanities at the University of Virginia. These events allow our students to meet artists and scholars from around the world and engage in meaningful dialogue about concepts that they have studied in the classroom.
Since 1979, we have invited a diverse group of scholars and artists to Grounds. Please consult our visiting faculty page for a list of invited guests.
For a partial list of events that we have organized since 2010, please follow the links below.
"Maya Cosmovision and the Poetics of Hip Hop: Lecture and Performance with Tz'utzu B'aktun Kan" (2015). Organized by Allison Bigelow.
Community Outreach and Student Groups
"Latin American Studies: Past, Present, Future" (2016). Co-organized by Thomas Klubock, Allison Bigelow, and Hector Amaya.
"Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: 4th Early Ibero-Anglo Americanist Summit" (2016). Organized by Allison Bigelow.
"The Eighteenth Centuries" (2013). Organized by David T. Gies.
"Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry" (2013). Organized by Ricardo Padrón.
"Thirty Years of DIECIOCHO" (2009). Organized by David T. Gies.
"Eating God: Imagining the Eucharist in the Early Modern World" (2017). Organized by Alison Weber.
"Environmental Post-humanities in the Anthropocene" (2016). Organized by Enrico Cesaretti.
UVa Spanish Theater Group
María Tausiet, "Holy Children: Acusing Jews of Ritual Murder in Early Modern Spain." University of Virginia, 20 February 2017. Sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Irene Zanini-Cordi, "When Women's Lives Began to Matter: Eighteenth-Century Italian Women's Autobiography and the Case of Angela Veronese." University of Virginia, 9 February 2017. Sponsored by the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Ryan Kashanipour (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture), “Between Magic and Medicine: Colonial Yucatec Healing and the Spanish Atlantic World.” University of Virginia, 24 April, 2015. Sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, and Department of Anthropology. Co-organized with Eve Danziger (Anthropology).