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University of Maryland, College Park

*/Latin American Studies Center/*

Visiting Scholar

*/Intellectual History and the Political Languages of Latin America and 
the Hispanic World/*//

April 2 - 6

*Prof. Elías José Palti**,**University of Buenos Aires, Argentina*

Prof. Palti will be in residence for seven days. He will lecture 
publically and run an intensive workshop for graduate students and 
faculty. Advanced undergraduates may also attend.

Mark your calendars.

*_Lecture_**: *In the Folds of the Sacred: A Genealogy of the Political 
in the Hispanic World

*/Date and Time:/*Tuesday, April 2, 5:00 PM -- 7:00 PM

*/Location:/*3202 Knight Hall

"The political" is not an eternal category but rather an "invention" of 
the seventeenth century from within the frameworks of theological 
thought and was even inconceivable before. The development of political 
thinking in the Hispanic world between the sixteenth and seventeenth 
centuries provides us fundamental keys to comprehending that crucial 
phenomenon that will determine all subsequent political development and 

*_Workshop_**: *Recent Approaches in Intellectual History and the 
Political Languages of Nineteenth-Century Latin America

*/Date and Time:/*Saturday, April 6, 10:30 AM -- 2:30 PM

*/Location:/*2120 Francis Scott Key (Merrill Room)

The theoretical developments that made intellectual history one of the 
most dynamic and innovative areas in the field of the humanities paved 
the way for the definition of new objects and kinds of approachesto them 
and oblige us to revise traditional forms of understanding Latin 
American politico-intellectual history. A fundamental aspect of these 
reformulationsis the new possibilities they open to integrate cultural 
processes into broader scenarios than the national ones and toanalyze 
modes of symbolical interaction and intellectual exchange much more 
complex and problematic than previously thought.

*Elías José Palti*is one of the most innovative and prolific writers on 
the intellectual history of Latin America. He obtained his PhD from the 
University of California, Berkeley,in 1997, after which he pursued 
postdoctoral studies at El Colegio de México and Harvard University. He 
currently teaches at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and 
frequently serves as a guest professor inuniversities worldwide. He is 
the author of ten books and currently a member of the editorial board of 
the /Journal of the History of Ideas/. Palti has received various prizes 
and fellowships, including the Guggenheim Fellowshipin 2009.

*Those wishing to attend the workshop should RSVP to **[log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>**by **Friday, April 5, 2013**. Participants in the 
workshops should be prepared to do a **shortset ofreadings, which will 
be provided by e-mail.*