Projects & Opportunities
There are several possibilities to contribute to the field by working on specific projects that faculty and students from different departments have been developing. Some of them include: Ticha project with Zapotec language, digitization of archives in Guatemala gathered by GAM, migration work with organizations in Mexico, the border and Philadelphia, oral history of migrants, developing digital media literacy for Latinx community in Philadelphia, or classifying documents for the National Search Commission in Mexico (CNB). Other opportunities may include self designed internship projects in conjunction with the CPGC.
SPAN 231 Caribe Cuir: Sexual Aesthetics and Politics from the Hispanic Caribbean and its Diasporas
A digital course, bibliography and discussion by Lina Martinez Hernandez Esta página de internet no es solo una página de internet. Es nuestro punto de encuentro. Nuestro archivo. Nuestro foro. Es el testimonio que dejamos quienes este semestre del Otoño del 2020, era de la pandemia, nos conocimos como interlocutores y navegantes en los ires y venires del Caribe Cuir.
Ticha is a digital text explorer for Colonial Zapotec, allows users to access and explore many interlinked layers of texts from a corpus of Colonial Valley Zapotec manuscripts and printed books, including images of the original documents, transcriptions, translations, and linguistic analysis, including morphological interlinearization. Ticha seeks to make this corpus of Colonial Zapotec texts accessible to scholars in diverse fields, Zapotec community members, and the general public.
Caseidynën Saën is a digital platform for learning Colonial Valley Zapotec by Brooke Lillehaugen, Felipe H. Flores, Helena Plumb '16 et al.
Dizhsa Nabani – Lengua Viva – Living Language is a collective documentary web series that explores the relationship between identity, language, and daily life in the Valley Zapotec community of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya. Episodes examine topics including farming practices, cooking techniques, and artistic performance and creation. In this way, the series traces efforts of Tlacochahuaya community members, from farmers to artisans to public officials, to sustain and revalorize their use of the Zapotec language against anti-Indigenous discrimination.
Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo (GAM)
The Haverford College Libraries host and maintain the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo Digital Archive, a collection of approximately 3300 case files of forced disappearance from Guatemala's internal armed conflict (1960-1996). The files represent both the disappeared victims and the tireless efforts of their loved ones to find them. Today, the archive is both a record of the past and an important source of evidence for justice in the present. Haverford students have played an invaluable role in the project since it began at Haverford in 2017. There are continuing opportunities for student employment (through the Libraries' Digital Scholarship program), research (there is potential for thesis research in a variety of disciplines), and summer internships (supported by CPGC). If you'd like to learn more, reach out to Social Science Librarian Brie Gettleson.
Blog Archivo histórico GAM is a blog developed by Natalia Mora’21 about students’ collaborations with GAM from 2018-2020.
Migration Encounters is an oral history project launched in 2018 as a collaborative research and outreach initiative focusing on returning Mexican migrants. By Anita Isaacs and students.
Transnational Student Activism
Transnational Student Activism is a Teach-In organized by students during the #DisruptHC strike on November 20th, 2020.
Aytozinapa’s 43 Disappeared Students
Aytozinapa’s 43 Disappeared Students blog acts as a space to inform and explain the history of Mexico about political and social reform. Impunity and terrorism of the state are not new, but a recurring reality. The 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa remind the world that this is an ongoing issue and that Mexico is rising. Here we follow and support justice and equality in Mexico. By Marcela Dorfsman-Hopkins BM ’15 and Aurelia Gómez Unamuno HC