Welcome to the Study of the Americas Initiative
This semester, the Americas Initiative will be launching a working group for faculty to share research in progress with an interdisciplinary group of scholars. Whether you’re starting a new project or seeking feedback on something more polished, please consider sharing your work. Our vision is that this working group will provide a space for building community and developing sustained dialogue around our Initiative. We’re currently in need of volunteers to share their work, so if you’re interested, please email RJ Boutelle (email@example.com). Meeting times will vary (depending on presenters’ availability) and the format is flexible depending on the needs of presenters, but we hope to meet once a month, so keep an eye out for forthcoming details about our first meeting. Looking forward to hearing from you!
JANUARY 2019 - EVENTS
With a fully hemispherical focus, the Study of the Americas Initiative supports interdisciplinary research, engaging in the comparative analysis of culture, history, society, politics, music, art, media, language and literature of the Americas, and exploring the interconnections between North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.
The Study of the Americas Initiative takes full advantage of our amazing strategic location in Florida, at the nexus of South, North and Central America and the Caribbean to bring different spaces of the western hemisphere into conversation by providing fora for discussion for scholars in all disciplines in the humanities.
OUR CORE OBJECTIVES
The Study of the Americas Initiative at Florida Atlantic University brings multiple disciplines within the humanities together to research and discuss the history, culture, society, politics, languages, literature, media, music, and arts of the western hemisphere in an effort to foster dialogue and promote understanding and appreciation of the multiple connections, influences and confluences of our common historical and geographical background.
To accomplish these objectives, the Study of the Americas Initiative maintains the unique Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection organizes lectures, symposia, workshops and other events that support our hemispheric, interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the study of the Americas. The initiative, in coordination with the academic programs in the FAU Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Collection Letters, awards a Fellowship.
We invite you to explore our website and find out more about our initiative and events.