News and Events
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Members of the Benson Latin American Collection special collections staff have been recognized for their work in the field of Latin American and Black Diaspora archives.
Latina/o Studies Archivist Carla Alvarez was part of a Special Collections team that put together...Read More
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
A treasure trove of video interviews with groundbreaking Tejano artists, writers, and thinkers will soon be widely accessible to listeners and researchers. A grant of $12,050 was awarded to the Benson Latin American Collection by the Center for Research Libraries the Latin American Materials Project (LAMP). The grant will cover costs of digitizing the Los del Valle Oral History Project,...Read More
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections will host a day-long digital scholarship symposium on May 30, 2017, titled “Reading the First Books: Colonial Documents in the Digital Age.” The event is free and open to the public, with registration at Reading the First Books.
The symposium celebrates the culmination of “...Read More
Friday, September 29, 2017 to Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Each fall, LLILAS Benson invites graduate and undergraduate students from all departments and disciplines to submit photographs to the Field Notes student photography exhibition. Through these images, student photographers document moments from their summer research on Latin America or US Latina/o communities. On view through January 10, 2018.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to celebrated the opening of Deudos / Death Debt: The Art of Eduardo Lalo, an exhibition of black-and-white photographs by the acclaimed Puerto Rican writer and visual artist Eduardo Lalo. This event includes a panel discussion with remarks by the artist at 4:00 p.m. followed by a reception at 5:00.
Lalo's photographs illustrate...Read More
Thursday, September 7, 2017 to Thursday, December 21, 2017
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), the Benson Latin American Collection presents selected archival materials from the Carlos E. Castañeda Papers. A historian specializing in the early history of Texas and Mexico, Dr. Castañeda played a central role in the early development of the Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin. The following...Read More
Monday, June 26, 2017 to Tuesday, August 15, 2017
A collaboration between graduate students Julia Detchon (Art History) and Emma Whittington (iSchool/LLILAS and Benson Special Collections GRA), this small exhibition of materials from the Benson's Concrete Poetry collection highlights the overlapping practices of writers and artists engaged with the principles of Concrete Poetry, a movement that combined elements of visual art with traditional...Read More