News & Events

  • One of this year’s two keynote speakers is Kianny Antigua, a senior lecturer in Spanish, and a poet, translator, and fiction writer for both children and adults. Antigua has won many awards, including first place at the International Latino Book Awards for Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book, Bilingual, in 2018. Her work has been published in anthologies, literary magazines, newspapers, and textbooks.

    At 7 p.m...


    Gala includes a keynote address by Professor Kianny N. Antigua followed by a live DJ & music, dancing, food, photos, and fun. Join us!

  • This conference will celebrate the life and work of renowned Hispanist George Ticknor ‘1807, as well as
    his scholarly legacy. His love for classical and modern languages started at Dartmouth in 1805-07. He
    completed his education with one of the most influential literary historians of the day, Friedrich
    Bouterwek at University of Göttingen in Germany (1814-1818). After travelling to France, Spain and
    Portugal, Ticknor returned to the US to become the first Professor of...

  • Come for the presentation of the book, "El Carca del Gusto en Mexico: Productos, Saberes e historias del Patrimonio Gatronomico." Thursday, October 21st 7PM at La Casa. 42 College Street, Hanover.

  • La Casa with the support of Leslie Center and LLC planned a series of activities and workshops around -Latinx month- and November 1st and 2nd “Day of the Dead.” The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students and community members to understand and learn about social justice through the Day of  the Dead celebration

    This year the ofrendas at Baker Library will be dedicated to commemorate indigenous women and women in general, victims of “feminicidio”...

  • During their stay in São Paulo, LSA+ students captured their experiences through creative writing. Also, they collectively constructed a visual narrative of their time in Brazil as part of a photograph workshop led by photographer Rafael Roncato. As a culminating experience, they put all this fabulous material together in a publication titled Quatro cavaleiros no Brasil (Four...

  • Please join us in this public lecture, "Brazil under Bolsonaro: culture war in a fragile democracy," by Kai Michael Kenkel (Institute of International Relations, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)

     Brazil under Bolsonaro: culture war in a fragile democracyOctober 10, Thursday4:30 pm @ Kemeny Hall 105 This talk will discuss the current political and socioeconomic situation in Brazil. The focus is on the threat to minority protections, attacks on freedom of...

  • Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 La Casa hosts “El Cafecito” a chance for people to get together and converse in Spanish at all levels. Participants talk about their own lives and current events. We usually bake bread and pastries for our guests and coffee and tea are also served. Added to the tradition of Cafecito, Spanish language board games such as Scrabble and Boggle are played.

    El Cafecito is an informal gathering where the doors of La Casa are open to students and other community...

  • The figure of the freak as perceived by the Western gaze has always been a part of the Latin American imaginary, from the letters that Columbus wrote about his encounters with dog-faced people to Shakespeare's Caliban. The freak acquires greater significance in a globalized, neoliberal world that defines the "abnormal" as one who does not conform mentally, physically, or emotionally and is unable or unwilling to follow the economic and cultural norms of the institutions in power. Freak...