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Summer Institutes

2014 PIER Institutes
July 7-11

Application deadline is May 16, 2014. Tuition is $160 and must be received by May 30, 2014.

American Uprisings: The Culture and Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean
The 2014 Summer Institute, Revolutions of Latin America and the Caribbean, will focus on the cultural and political impact of the Western Hemisphere’s centuries of revolution. Participants will engage with leading experts, including members of the Yale community, while learning about revolutionary movements in Latin America and the Caribbean from the 18th century to the present. This intensive five-day seminar will explore the rich and tumultuous history of the region not only through traditional academic texts, but material culture, art, music, and literature as well. more ...

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Worlds of Islam: Regional Perspectives on Unity and Diversity

The Worlds of Islam Summer Institute will explore the rich culture and complex history of the Muslim World with world-class experts drawn from Yale and other institutions. Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the Islamic world and its kaleidoscopic cultural expressions from Spain to Iran to the Indonesian Archipelago. The institute will make extensive use of Yale’s exceptional resources on Islamic culture and faith, including museum collections of priceless manuscripts, medieval maps, ancient coinage, and art. Throughout, we will focus not only on the latest scholarship, but also on the use of these collections as classroom resources. more ...

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Sponsored by PIER and the Councils on African Studies, East Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Middle East Studies, South Asian Studies, and Southeast Asia Studies at Yale University with generous support from the Title VI National Resource Center Grants from the United States Department of Education.


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