This symposium is interested in reexamining the various relationships
(human, cultural, political, economic, moral, ethical) that compose the American,
Iberian, African triangle. We are interested in questions of labor, race,
immigration, and commodity.
What are present race relations like in modern day Latin
America and Spain?
How can the study of history and culture help us understand
these relationships and the new racial and ethnic makeup of Spain and
Is current Spanish economic interest in Latin America
a Spanish recolonization, or vital investment that allows for the economic
stabilization of the region and movement forward?
What is the human price of progress?
Who goes, who stays, why do they go, and how do these
What are the political, economic, social, and cultural
repercussions of their decision, supposing they had a choice in the matter,
to stay or move?
What has been and is the basis of the trade relationship
among these countries?
Juan Manuel Santana Pérez
William Nichols, Michele Reid,
& Jeremy Paden
and Atlantic Crossings would like to thank our sponsors without whom
this gathering would not have been possible.
We would especially like to thank the Center
for Collaborative Scholarship in the Humanities
(CCSH). This symposium anticipates and announces the first of a
series of multi-year events organized by the CCSH around the theme of Global
Souths, a three-year project beginning in 2009 that will examine social,
economic, political, and cultural relations of interdepence between North
and South in our modern, globalized world.
We would like to thank the English Department for generously
allowing us the use of the Troy
Also, special thanks should be given to the Deparment
of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory
University for their contribution to help bring about this