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The Andrew Norman Guest Lecturer Series

An endowment from the Andrew Norman Foundation in 1988 established an annual guest lectureship which brings distinguished men and women in the forefront of regional politics, environmental issues, education, culture and arts to enhance the understanding of the communities of Colorado College and Colorado Springs about the Southwest.


2014-2015 Andrew Norman Lecture

“Sacred Icon, Sacred Hill: La Virgen de Guadalupe as Migrant Mother and Sacred Bundle” by David Carrasco

David Carrasco, Mexican-American historian of religions, will give an illustrated lecture on two types of Mexican sacrality — the ubiquitous image of La Virgen de Guadalupe and the sacred place of Tepeyac where her apparitions first occurred. Together, the sacred icon and the sacred hill provide a religious orientation for Mexicans and many Latinos, including migrants moving across borders from home-place to strange-place. Using his 'ensemble approach' Carrasco interprets La Morenita as a migrant mother and sacred bundle whose movements created a ritual landscape and ethnic map for future pilgrims and long-distance travelers.

David Carrasco is the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America at the Harvard Divinity School; he has a joint appointment with the Harvard Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He is the director of the Raphael J. and Fletcher Lee Moses Mesoamerican Archive, which has helped organize new knowledge about the religions and cultures of Mesoamerica. He is also the author and editor of over 15 books, including the award-winning “Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire” and “Cave, City, and Eagle's Nest: An Interpretive Journey Through the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan #2.”

7 p.m., Wednesday January 20, 2016, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Screening Room, 825 N. Cascade Ave. Free and open to the public.

2014-2015

Marsha Weisiger, PhD

"Narrating Adventure Down The Colorado River"

2013-2014

Charles Ramirez-Berg, PhD 

“Latino Images in Film”

2012-2013
Enrique Lamadrid/ Concert by Brenda Romero
"Poetry, Violence, and Memory: Corrido Ballads of New Mexico and Colorado"/ Concert: "An Evening of Romances and Inditas"
2011-2012
Charles Cameron Mann
"1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created"
2010-2011
Stanley Crawford
"The Traditional Acequia: Water and Community in Northern New Mexico."
2009-2010
Varied Speakers
"TO EAT IS A NECESSITY, TO EAT INTELLIGENTLY IS AN ART"  -La Rochefoucauld
2008-2009
Elliott West, PhD
"The View from Pikes Peak: Colorado's Gold Rush and the American West."

2007-2008

Gary Nabhan

”Renewing the Food Traditions of Chile Pepper Nation”

2005-2006

James Brooks

“Mesa of Sorrows: Archaeology, Purity, and Prophetic Violence in the American Southwest”

 2004-2005

 

Demetria Martínez

"Writing in the Margins: Poetry and Other Explorations"

2003-2004

Ana Alonso

"The Discourse of Mestizaje and Gender on Both Sides of the Border: Vasconcelos and Anzaldúa"

 
2002-2003

Martha Sandweiss

"Print the Legend: Photography and the Nineteenth Century West"

 
2001-2002

 Brent Michael Davids

"The Last of James Fenimore Cooper"

 

2000-2001

Euchee Indians

"A Celebration of Euchee Indian Culture and Tradition"

 
1999-2000

Linda Hogan

"Writing from the Land: A Reading and Conversation

 
1998-1999

John Mack Faragher

"The Frontier and West in our Time"

 
1997-1998

James Welch

"Looking for Buffalo Bill"

 
1996-1997

George J. Sánchez

"Race, Immigration and the Rise of Nativism in Late Twentieth Century America"

 

1995-1996

 

Charles Wilkinson

"Honoring the Work and Worldviews of the Continent's First Peoples: The Case of the Anasazi Sites of the Colorado Plateau"