2023 Lozano Long Conference
WATER IS ESSENTIAL for biological life as we know it, but it is also essential for livelihoods ranging from the individual to the community, on regional, national, and transnational scales. It is no coincidence that the phrase El agua es la vida / Água é vida is the central slogan of many environmentally centered struggles throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, from ethnically mixed urban and rural sectors to Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities. It conveys a fundamental message about the perceived vitality of water.
This spring 2023 conference will explore the central role that water has played historically, and continues to play, in the evolution of the human / nature-other-than-humans nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean. We will explore the topic of water from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, including archaeology, architecture, earth sciences, ecology, geography, history, public policy, sociology, and Indigenous, race, religious, women’s, and gender studies.
Associate Professor Carlos E. Ramos-Scharrón, Organizer
LLILAS / Department of Geography and the Environment