On January 24 from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) Commons, 4th floor of MLB, “From Africa to Patagonia” offered an overview of their collaborative project in a talk on “Qualitative Outcomes from a Humanities Collaboration.”
Featured speaker Ana Silva Campo, a postdoctoral faculty fellow at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (PhD History, University of Michigan 2018) will be joined by PI Nick Henriksen and team members Lorenzo García-Amaya, Ryan Szpiech, and Matthew Neubacher.
Since 2017, “From Africa to Patagonia” has been funded through the Humanities Collaboratory. The interdisciplinary team includes eight faculty, eight graduate students, and 32 undergraduate students.
The project’s mission is to analyze how language is entangled with cultural identity through the Patagonian Boers, a community that traces its roots to the South-African Boers who settled in Argentina after the Anglo-Boer War of 1902. In this talk, team members will explain how the collaboration emerged, how they refined the collaborative process, and how they fostered undergraduate involvement in their research. Altogether, they demonstrate that altering the traditional educational structure while encouraging agency and creativity yields new forms of learning for all involved.