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Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Acquired by The University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:00am
The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).
The archive documents the life and work of García Márquez, an author who obtained nearly unanimous critical acclaim and a worldwide readership.
The New York Times carried this story in...Read More
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:00am
Benson rare books librarian Michael Hironymous was a guest speaker last month at Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) in Mexico City, where he presented talks on the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, the sixteenth-century Relaciones Geográficas that are part of the collection’s holdings, and his own research on the indigenous Ixcatecos of Santa María...Read More
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
LIVE AT THE BENSON next Wednesday @7pm - music from Baroque Mexico and Latin America performed by UT Early Music Ensemble "Austinato"! The performance will highlight original Latin American music from the 17th and 18th centuries that incorporates the European, indigenous, and African influences of the period. Ensemble director Guido Olivieri will share some of this fascinating history. Join us...Read More
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:30pm to Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 5:30pm
Now in its fifth year, this annual exhibition sponsored by LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections features photography by University of Texas at Austin graduate and undergraduate students highlighting their research, fieldwork, and volunteer activities within Latin American and U.S. Latin@ communities during the past year.
Please join us at the Benson Latin American...Read More
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 4:30pm to Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Exhibition at the Benson Latin American Collection
Inside the Baroque illuminates the splendor and diversity of Mexican arts and letters in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and their enduring legacy.
Photography by Carolyn Brown and documentary film by Quin Mathews present arresting views of Mexico’s baroque churches, showcasing the height of the...Read More
On exhibit in the Main Reading Room
The VOCES Oral History Project, formerly the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project, was begun in 1999 by Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, a professor with the School of Journalism and the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
It has...Read More