Organized by Center for the Americas regular faculty and by the two Mellon postdoctoral fellows in alternate years, the Americas Forum is an annual international symposium that brings into dialogue scholars and artists from "north" and "south" around a common theme. Topics featured in past years have included disability studies, public art, culture and ownership, and the days of the dead. A recent forum, "Cesaire at 100!" commemorated the centenary of Aimé Césaire. Held on the 100th anniversary of the year of his birth, it was both a celebration of Césaire’s life and his continuing influence on the arts, and an intellectual consideration of his profound contributions to our understanding of the Americas, of Marxism, of imperialism and independence, of race and racism, of the role of art as political and ethical agent.
Click below to view images from previous Americas Forums.