Night Studies, Reading and Discussion

The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and the Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte (CISAN), through its Área de Estudios de la Globalidad, in collaboration with the Institut de Géoarchitecture (UBO), France, the Institut des Amériques (Brest), France, and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (McGill), Canada, are pleased to announce the third session of the research seminar “Estudios sobre la Noche / Night Studies / Études sur la Nuit.”

This session, titled “Estudios de la Noche: Sesiones de Lectura y Discusión,” will focus on the review of two significant texts:

  • “Nocturnal Habits and Dark Wisdom: The American Response to Children in the Streets at Night, 1880-1930” by P. Baldwin (2002)
  • “Monsters at Bedtime: Managing Fear in Bedtime Picture Books for Children” by M. L. Maynes (2020)

The session will be moderated by Yolanda Macías from UAM-Cujimalpa and coordinated by Alejandro Mercado Celis from CISAN, UNAM.

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM (CDMX)
  • Venue: Sala de Juntas del CISAN, 10th Floor, Torre II de Humanidades, Ciudad Universitaria, and via Zoom: Zoom Link

Registration: Participants can register through the provided Zoom link. The readings are available on the “Estudios de la Noche” blog.

This session promises to be an engaging and insightful discussion on the themes of nocturnal habits and the portrayal of fear in children’s literature, contributing to the broader understanding of night studies.

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Manuel Garcia-Ruiz

He is a PhD Scholar at CIES-Iscte and a Research Collaborator at IS-FLUP. He research on topics such as city branding, cultural regeneration, the commodification of arts and culture, art washing, and the construction of artistic fields.

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