Dr. Dario Euraque, Honduran author and scholar
Date: 9/12/2013 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rogers Conference Center
Dr. Dario Euraque, a scholar of modern Central America and historian of modern Honduras, will open the 2013-2014 Walton Arts & Ideas Series with a lecture on September 12.
Dr. Dario Euraque, a scholar of modern Central America and historian of modern Honduras, will present a lecture titled "The Current Restructuring of Economic Power, Elites, and States in Central America & the Coup in Honduras of 2009."
Euraque is the former director of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History and is currently a professor of history and international studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has taught at Trinity College since 1990, when he received his Ph.D in Latin American and Caribbean history from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
He has written extensively about 19th- and 20th-century Honduran history and has published articles and reviews in many academic journals in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. His early work focused on the economic and social history of Honduras. He has written numerous books, including the 1997 title "Reinterpreting the Banana Republic: Region and State in Honduras, 1870-1972," and the 2010 publication, "El golpe de Estado, el patrimonio cultural y la identidad nacional" (The coup D'etat, Cultural Patrimony, and National Identity.)
Euraque has a record of publication which is, quite simply, indispensable to anyone wanting to understand cultural identity in modern Honduras. A previous book,"Conversaciones históricas con el mestizaje y su identidad nacional en Honduras" (Historical conversations about mestizaje and national identity in Honduras), published in 2004, reframes the conversation about Honduras' roots in indigenous, African, and European populations and how that diversity has come to be misrecognized.
He is currently working on two biographies: one of Armando Mendez Fuentes (1925-2003), a Honduran gay poet, essayist, and critic; and another of Rafael Lopez Padilla (1875-1962), a Honduran banana cultivator, and critic of the monopolistic stranglehold of the United Fruit Company in his country.
The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Rogers Conference Center. There is no charge for admission and the public is encouraged to attend.
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