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KU Libraries to host visiting scholar Dr. Paloma Vargas Montes

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The University of Kansas Libraries, along with support from the Institute of Digital Research in the Humanities and other campus sponsors, will host visiting scholar Dr. Paloma Vargas Montes in April.

Vargas is a visiting scholar from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. Vargas holds doctoral degrees in History and Hispanic Literature. Her research is focused on the ethnohistory of the Mexican indigenous people by using textual criticism and book materiality methods in the study of primary sources.

A general research fund grant awarded to Betsaida Reyes, librarian for Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Brian Rosenblum, co-director of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities and digital scholarship librarian, enabled the colleagues to invite Vargas to spend two weeks at the University of Kansas. 

Vargas will present her research at events on the KU campus and at Haskell Indian Nations University. 

Her first presentation, “Building DH scholarship in northern Mexico: The case of the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Master in Digital Humanities” will be held Tuesday, April 2, from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Hall Center for the Humanities.

The second presentation, “Cosmogony and culture of the Aztecs of XVI century Mexico: The accounts of Sahagún and Durán” will be held Wednesday, April 3, from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Hall Center for the Humanities.

Vargas’ final presentation “Indigeneity and the Digital: A Panel with Tiffany Midge and Paloma Vargas” will be held Monday, April 8, from 3-4:30 p.m. in Tommaney Hall at Haskell Indian Nations University.

The events are free and open to the public. For questions, please contact Brian Rosenblum at or Betsaida Reyes at

Additional sponsors include the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Indigenous Studies Program, the Center for Global and International Studies, the Hall Center for the Humanities and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as the Departments of Spanish & Portuguese, History, Anthropology and American Studies. 

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