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Documentary Screenings and Lectures on Santiago Ramón y Cajal, an Exhibit and Symposium on José Antonio Aponte, Poetry Readings, and More at NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center in February


NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host Chairman Emeritus of the Neuroscience and Physiology department at the NYU School of Medicine for a lecture on Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Feb. 16); Chilean poet Soledad Marambio and translators Hilary Kaplan, Elizabeth Zuba, and Jeannine Pitas of Ugly Duckling Presse (Feb. 28); and more in February at its 53 Washington Square South location (betw. Sullivan and Thompson Streets).

Drawing by Santiago Ramón y Cajal

NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host Chairman Emeritus of the Neuroscience and Physiology department at the NYU School of Medicine for a lecture on Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Feb. 16); Chilean poet Soledad Marambio and translators Hilary Kaplan, Elizabeth Zuba, and Jeannine Pitas of Ugly Duckling Presse (Feb. 28); and more in February at its 53 Washington Square South location (betw. Sullivan and Thompson Streets).

All events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.
Documentary Film Screening | Santiago Ramón y Cajal-Las mariposas del alma (Butterflies of the Soul) and Bluebrain Year 7
This film screening includes: Santiago Ramón y Cajal—Las mariposas del alma, directed by Ana Martínez for Televisión Española, 2006, 59 min. (with English subtitles); and Bluebrain Year 7, excerpts from an ongoing documentary project directed by Noah Hutton, which follows neuroscience research around the world, focusing in particular on Henry Markram’s Blue Brain Project in Switzerland. With commentary and Q&A by Noah Hutton and Benjamin Ehrlich, author of a forthcoming biography of Cajal.
In English.
This event is part of the exhibit The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, held at NYU Grey Art Gallery between January 9 and March 31, 2018.

Friday, February 16, 6:30 p.m.
Lecture | Cajal and the Enchanted Loom, by Rodolfo Llinás
Rodolfo Llinás is Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience and Chairman Emeritus of the Neuroscience and Physiology department at the NYU School of Medicine.
In English.
This event is part of the exhibit The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, held at NYU Grey Art Gallery between January 9 and March 31, 2018.

Friday, February 23, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom - A Symposium
This symposium will gather scholars and artists discussing the figure of José Antonio Aponte and the exhibit to be in view at KJCC NYU from February 23 to May 4, Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom. Speakers include: Katy Fleming (NYU Provost), Ana Dopico (Director, KJCC), Jill Lane (Director, CLACS), Ada Ferrer (NYU), Sibylle Fischer (NYU), Jorge Pavez (Universidade de São Paulo), Greg Childs (Brandeis University), Tomás Fernández Robaina (Biblioteca Nacionl José Martí, Havana), Edouard Duval Carré, Jean-Marcel St. Jacques, Renée Stout, Glaxies Novoa, Marielle Plaisir, Teresita Fernández, Joseé Bedia, Asser St. Val, Leonardo Benzant, Nina Mercer, Vicki Pierre, Clara Morera, and Emilia Martinez.
RSVP online.
In English.
Sponsored by the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).

Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.
Andrés Bello Chair Professor Keila Grinberg First Public Lecture | Slavery, Illegal Enslavement and International Conflicts in 19th-Century South America
In this presentation, she will discuss the ways in which the presence of Brazilian slavery and the illegal enslavement of women and children on the border between Brazil and Uruguay affected international relations between the countries of the La Plata region in the nineteenth century, contributing fundamentally to the growing tensions that led to the beginning of the War of Paraguay (1864-1870).
In English.
Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

February 28, 7:00 pm
KJCC Poetry Series | Latin American Poetry from Ugly Duckling Presse
Ugly Duckling Presse presents a reading and book launch of Latin American authors and their translators. They will feature Chilean poet Soledad Marambio, Hilary Kaplan reading from her translations of Brazilian poet Marília Garcia, Elizabeth Zuba reading from her forthcoming translation of the Argentine writer Arnaldo Calveyra, and Jeannine Pitas reading from her recently published translations of Uruguayan poet Marosa di Giorgio.
Curated by Lila Zemborain.
In Spanish.
Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

For more information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.kjcc.org. Subways: N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

Editor’s Note:
Since 1997, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of New York University has centered on increasing awareness of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world at NYU and fostering cultural and intellectual exchange. Having established itself with numerous well-received programs, it offers a wide array of lectures, conferences, readings, screenings, exhibitions, among different special events, with the aim of reaching a growing audience while deepening its commitment to its current constituency. For more, please visit www.kjcc.org.