Dartmouth Hosts Symposium on Latin-American Independence Movements

Dartmouth’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese will host a major international symposium, “The Independence Effect,” examining the influences behind independence movements in Latin America. The symposium runs from Thursday, October 27 through Saturday, October 29 and is open to the public.

The symposium includes several panel discussions as well as a guided tour of The Epic of American Civilization mural, painted in Baker Library by the Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco between 1932 and 1934. Associate Professor of Art History Mary Coffey will lead the tour on October 29 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.