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 “Reading the First Books...Read More
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 to Friday, September 30, 2016
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 September 26 workshop, “...Read More
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 to Friday, April 15, 2016
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections proudly presents the 14th annual ¡A Viva Voz! Celebration of Latina/o Arts and Culture: “Historias/Viajes: A Conversation with Marta Sánchez and Liliana Wilson,” moderated by Norma E. Cantú. The event takes place Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Benson Latin American Collection. The event is free and open to the public and...Read More
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
“Fearless.” “Relentless.” “Courageous.” “Caring.” These are just some of the superlatives that were used to describe Maria Martin, whose 40 years as a radio journalist were celebrated in a tribute held November 19 at the Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin.
Former colleagues, friends, family, admirers, journalists, students, and faculty gathered to honor Martin, both in...Read More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 to Friday, April 3, 2015
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections presents the thirteenth annual ¡A Viva Voz!, a celebration of U.S. Latina/o arts and culture. The event takes place Thursday, April 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Benson Latin American Collection.
Join us for an evening of live readings and performances of original work by Central Texas–based poets and spoken word artists, sharing diverse perspectives around...Read More
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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 for an evening of...Read More
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Benson Collection conference room, SRH Unit 1, second floor
Explore the culinary arts of colonial Mexico with chef Iliana de la Vega (El Naranjo), food historian Rachel Laudan, and Benson curator Julianne Gilland. Reception with Mexican coffee and sweets to follow. This event in LLILAS Benson’s Foodways of Mexico and Latin America series has been organized in conjunction with the...Read More
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Icons of Argentine music and letters will be the centerpiece of Celebrating Argentina: An Evening of Tango, Literature, and Food. Focusing on the lyrics, music, and dance of tango, as well as an archival gem—Julio Cortázar’s original manuscript of the novel Rayuela—the event offers something to appeal to all five senses.
The evening will feature a lecture on the music and lyrics of tango, as well as...Read More
Friday, April 4, 2014
LLILAS Benson presents the 12th annual ¡A Viva Voz! celebration of Latin@ culture. Open to the Austin community, the event features a concert by Las Cafeteras, a band famous for its energetic bilingual performances with a community-focused message.
Las Cafeteras fuses traditional and modern beats with timely stories from the LA streets. This alt-son group remixes...Read More
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The University of Texas Libraries is partnering with the University of Texas Press to present an event highlighting rare maps of Mexico from the Benson Latin American Collection.
Terroir meets territory as the second installment in the Libraries’ cartography series — “You Are Here: ¡Viva Tequila!” — focuses on the crossroads of historic and contemporary culture of Mexico and its tequila.
LLILAS Benson's Kent Norsworthy will give brief remarks at Granito: How To Nail a Dictator screening
Saturday, November 16, 2013
On Friday, November 15 at 6pm, Austin Community College's Peace and Conflict Studies Program and Cine Las Americas will screen Granito: How To Nail a Dictator (Pamela Yates, 2012) as part of its Cinema of Conflict and Transformation Film...Read More
Friday, November 8, 2013
LLILAS Benson Foodways of Mexico Series presents: Street Foods of Mexico with Chef Roberto Santibañez
Thursday, November 7 6:00 pm-7:00 pm talk & 7:00 pm-7:30 pm book signing and reception catered by El Naranjo
The Kodosky Donor Lounge, Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive
Renowned Mexican chef Roberto Santibañez explores the vibrant...Read More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Two new exhibitions this fall at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the San Antonio Museum of Art will include rare materials from the Benson Latin American Collection. The Benson is excited to share these amazing works with audiences across Texas.
On view at MFAH October 6, 2013 – January 2014, American...Read More
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 to Wednesday, March 24, 2004
As part of the ¡A Viva Voz! annual series on U.S. Latino culture, author and playwright David Rice spoke of his influences and interests and also read two of his short stories at a reception organized by the Benson Collection.Read More
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
A bi-national conference on the death penalty held its inaugural session, "La Última Pena, Five Centuries of Capital Punishment in Mexico," at the Benson Collection featuring images from El libro rojo.Read More
Thursday, September 16, 2004
A reception was held to highlight a retrospective of photographs by Mary Ann Bruni, who has long recorded images of the annual Los Pastores celebration.Read More
Thursday, November 11, 2004
A reception celebrating thirty years of service by the Mexican American Library Program was held at the Benson Latin American Collection. The Mexican American Library Program at the University of Texas at Austin was formally established in 1974 by the University of Texas Libraries to support the education needs of students of Mexican American and U.S. Latino culture and history.Read More
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 to Friday, September 30, 2005
As part of the ¡A Viva Voz! series, a reception for Espinas y Esperanzas: An Exhibit of Works from the Ricardo and Harriet Romo Collection of Mexican American Art Prints was held at the Benson Latin American Collection. The reception featured a gallery talk by Dr. Harriett Romo, Associate Professor, Sociology Department, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Dr. Ricardo...Read More
Friday, November 11, 2005
A reception was held honoring the presentation of the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project materials to the Benson Latin American Collection. The reception was sponsored by the University of Texas Libraries, Center for Mexican American Studies, College of Communication, and the Office of the Vice...Read More
Thursday, February 9, 2006 to Friday, February 10, 2006
A reception for George O. Jackson's photo exhibit, Embrujo Mexicano was held at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. The exhibit provides a sampling from the 76,000 photographs (35 mm color slides) taken by Mr. Jackson in the 1990s which comprise a visual record of more than 200 community festivals in Mexico.
These photographs were generously provided by Mr. Jackson as...Read More