The Latin American & Iberian Institute brings eight prominent colonial scholars from history, art history and literary and cultural Studies for a two-day interdisciplinary symposium, "Authority and Identity in Colonial Ibero-America," on Wednesday-Thursday, April 10-11, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the Student Union Building Lobo rooms A&B.; This event is free, open to the public and doesn't require registration.

The event examines the meanings that indigenous, European and Creole peoples produced in their festivals, rituals, codices and chronicles, legal dictates and practices, their bodies and the very space they built and inhabited.

With a constant focus on authority, scholars discuss the complexity of colonial subjects' interactions with each other and the particularly colonial identities that emerged from these interactions.

- Documenting and structuring knowledge outside European forms
- Contesting and redefining imperial
- Disciplining and reinscribing the body
- Shaping and performing urban space

Afternoon sessions will be followed by an opportunity for extended dialogue with the panelists.

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