News and Events
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 11:00am to Friday, September 30, 2016 - 8:00am
Three events this month raise LLILAS Benson’s profile as a center for the exploration of digital scholarship.
The first installment of the Digital Scholarship in the Americas series, held September 26 and 27, features two different presentations by Angelina Snodgrass Godoy, who holds the Helen H. Jackson Endowed Chair in Human Rights at the University of Washington.
In the...Read More
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:15am
Matthew Butler, an associate professor in the Department of History and LLILAS affiliated faculty, has received an Endangered Archives Programme grant of $66,000 to support a project titled “Conserving Indigenous Memories of Land Privatisation in Mexico: Michoacán’s Libros de Hijuelas...Read More
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:15am
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $248,039 to Susan Smythe Kung and Anthony C. Woodbury in support of their upcoming project, "Transforming Access and Archiving for Endangered Language Data Through Exploratory Methodologies of Curation." The grant will help fund the work of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of...Read More
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
Exhibition runs September 8, 2016, through January 31, 2017.
Through a rich display of rare maps, diaries, books, and royal decrees, this exhibition at the Benson Latin American Collection explores two-and-a-half centuries of trade between the Spanish Empire in the Americas, via Mexico, and Asia, via the Philippines. The age of the Manila Galleon, from 1565 to 1815, brought with it an...Read More
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 3:45pm to Friday, July 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
Historias/Viajes (Stories/Journeys) is a dual exhibition by visual artists Marta Sánchez and Liliana Wilson. The two artists have deep roots in Texas, and in this exhibition, their contrasting styles and subject matter share the commonality of exploring the bonds that tie all people together, bonds of family and family lore, bonds of humanity and shared loss. The exhibition...Read More
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:15am to Monday, October 31, 2016 - 5:00pm
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Benson Collection is highlighting material from the archive of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), one of the oldest, largest, and most influential organizations representing the voice of Latinos/as in the United States. LULAC was formed in 1929 in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the merger of three Mexican American civic...Read More
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 11:30am
Items from the David Adame Papers are currently on display in the Benson Main Reading Room. Adame was a longtime member of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #60 in Houston and the Club Recreativo y Cultural México Bello (CMB), a Houston-area social club.
Born in Houston, Texas, in April...Read More