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Latin American Research and Publication in Times of COVID-19

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

The following is a post by Tracy North, Reference Librarian and Social Sciences Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Hispanic Reading Room, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division (LAC&E). We are excited to announce the publication of Volume 75 of the “Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS).” This milestone is confirmation of the Library’s impressive …

Lembrando a Escritora Brasileira Lygia Fagundes Telles

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

An English version of this blog post is available here.  Esta postagem é de Henry Granville Widener, Bibliotecário de Referência de Língua Portuguesa, da Sala de Leitura Hispânica da Divisão Latino-Americana, Caribenha e Européia.  No dia 3 de abril de 2022, encerrou-se uma monumental carreira nas letras brasileiras com o falecimento da escritora Lygia Fagundes …

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Mesoamerican Ethnology: Modernity and Tradition in Indigenous Lives

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, this bibliographic essay on Mesoamerican ethnology by Duncan Earle for the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) explores contemporary Indigenous life and cultures of the Americas.

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Myths and Realities of the Pre- and Post-Conquest Indigenous World: New Avenues of Mesoamerican Ethnohistory

Posted by: Taru Spiegel

In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, this bibliographic essay on Mesoamerican ethnohistory by Bradley Benton and Peter Villella for the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) explores Indigenous life and cultures, particularly Aztec and Maya, before, during, and after the Spanish conquest.

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Celebrating the Library’s 220th Anniversary with Open Access Digital Gifts from the International Collections

Posted by: Taru Spiegel

To honor the Library’s 220th anniversary, this blog looks at some freely accessible digital collections and projects from four divisions: African & Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic.

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Tequila, Tarahumara, and Turkeys: Recent Research Topics in the Handbook of Latin American Studies

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

 (The following is a post by Tracy North, Reference Librarian and Social Sciences Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Hispanic Division.) In the blog post to announce the publication of Volume 71 of the “Handbook of Latin American Studies” (HLAS), we drew attention to a study of pisco, the popular South American brandy. In Volume …

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It’s a Launch!: The HLAS Redesign is Live

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Tracy North, Reference Librarian and Social Sciences Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Hispanic Division and Kaydee McCann, Reference Librarian and Humanities Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Hispanic Division.) The Hispanic Division recently launched a redesigned site for the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS). An essential resource …

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International Supermodels, Pisco Sour, and Lithium Batteries: Recent Research Topics in the Handbook of Latin American Studies

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Tracy North, Reference Librarian and Social Sciences Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Hispanic Division.) At the end of 2016, the Hispanic Division published Volume 71 of the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS), marking the 80th year of this ongoing joint undertaking between Library of Congress staff, scholars …