Grant Recipient Institution(s)
Collection: The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Recorded Lectures Digital Project 1992-2001
Description: Since 1992, CUNY DSI has sponsored, singly or jointly, conferences, lectures, and symposia on diverse topics ranging various disciplines. Generally well attended by enthusiastic audiences made up of students, faculty, and community residents, these events brought scholars at different stages of their careers to exchange knowledge and ideas on many aspects of the Dominican experience.
Altogether, audiovisual materials from these events offer an unparalleled window into the political, social, entrepreneurial, and cultural life of Dominicans in the United States, the City of New York, and the Dominican Republic. The videos and audiotapes consist of presentations by prominent personalities, including Dominican and non-Dominican scholars, artists, folklorists, local and international politicians, and community leaders, as well as Dominican community members from a variety of lifestyles. The recordings document social, political, historical and cultural lectures organized by CUNY DSI that brought together an impressive array of scholars to reflect on pressing topics, including the relationships between Haitians and Dominicans and the paradoxical interdependence of U.S. Dominicans and their compatriots in the Dominican Republic. In addition, they include themes of human rights, immigration, diversity and ethnicity.