The Hispanic Forum

‚ÄčEvery autumn since 1994, the Department of Romance Languages has been proud to host a celebration and discussion of Hispanic culture and history. Currently organized by Profs. Juan Maura and Tina Escaja, the Hispanic Forum brings together esteemed guests from UVM and beyond for lectures, poetry readings, and musical performances (sometimes all at the same time!) Below you can browse the history of the Forum since its inception and learn about this year's topic. We hope to see you there!

The 24th Annual Hispanic Forum

This year's Forum commemorates the 525th anniversary of the arrival of Hispanic culture to the Americas, with particular attention paid to the status of Latinos and the Spanish language in Vermont. The Forum will conclude with a Jazz Poetry performance by Tina Escaja and the Ray Vega Latin Jazz Quintento. For those interested in attending, the Forum will open at 10:00am on Friday, October 13th, and will close at 5:00pm the same day. For further information, please consult the PDF icon brochure, PDF icon poster, or the PDF icon Jazz Poetry flyer.


The 23rd Hispanic Forum

The 23rd Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2016 on the theme "Hispanic Culture at UVM in the 400th Anniversary of Cervantes' Death". More information can be found in the PDF icon brochure and on the PDF icon poster.

The 22nd Hispanic Forum

The 22nd Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2015 on the theme "Cancion Protesta: Music and Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean". More information can be found on the PDF icon poster.

The 21st Hispanic Forum

The 21rd Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2014 on the theme "The Hispanic City and the Global Imagination". More information can be found on the PDF icon poster.

The 20th Hispanic Forum

The 20th Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2013 on the theme "Queer Spain/Queer Vermont". More information can be found in the PDF icon brochure and on the PDF icon poster.

The 19th Hispanic Forum

The 19th Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2012 on the theme "The Green and the Greenest: Brazil and UVM". More information can be found on the PDF icon poster.

The 16th Hispanic Forum

The 16th Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2009 on the theme "Art & Revolution: Cuba 50 Years Later". More information can be found in the PDF icon brochure.

The 14th Hispanic Forum

The 14th Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2007 on the theme "Looking Back on The Spanish Civil War". More information can be found in the PDF icon brochure.

The 13th Hispanic Forum

The 13th Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2006 on the theme "Amazon & Vermont: A Symposium in Honor of the Work of Professor James B. Petersen". More information can be found on the PDF icon poster.

The 12th Hispanic Forum

The 12th Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2005 on the theme "Don Quixote & Cervantes' 'Others': Peregrinations into the New Millennium". More information can be found in the PDF icon brochure.

The 11th Spanish Forum

The 11th Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2004 on the theme "Lorca en Vermont, 1929-2004". More information can be found in the PDF icon brochure and on the PDF icon poster.

The 10th Hispanic Forum

The 10th Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2003 on the theme "Literatures, Arts, & Technologies". More information can be found on the PDF icon poster.

The 9th Hispanic Forum

The 9th Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2002 on the theme "Narratives of Transformation in the Hispanic World". More information can be found in the PDF icon brochure.

The 7th Hispanic Forum

The 7th Hispanic Forum took place in October of 2000 on the theme "Light and Image: Film in the Hispanic World". More information can be found in the PDF icon brochure.

The 6th Hispanic Forum

The 6th Hispanic Forum took place in September/October of 1999 on the theme "Centro America: Histories, Arts, Cultures". More information can be found in the PDF icon brochure.

The 5th Hispanic Forum

The 5th Hispanic Forum took place in October of 1998 on the theme "Linguistic Frontiers & Contact Zones in the Formation of Hispanic Culture". More information can be found in the PDF icon brochure on the PDF icon poster.

The 4th Hispanic Forum

The 4th Hispanic Forum took place in October of 1997 on the theme "Hispanics in North America, 1513-1997: A Foreign Culture in the United States?". More information can be found on the PDF icon poster and the PDF icon brochure.

The 3rd Hispanic Forum

The 3rd Hispanic Forum took place in September of 1996 on the theme "Delmira Agustini and Modernisms". More information can be found in the PDF icon brochure.

The 1st Hispanic Forum

The 1st Hispanic Forum took place in October of 1994 on the theme "Semitic Spain & the New World". More information can be found on the PDF icon poster and the PDF icon brochure.