To mark the Benson’s centennial, this exhibition looks at knowledge production from different communities in the Americas. Special attention is paid to community stories, craftwork, harvest and subsistence, medicine, and flora and fauna.
Creating a Map-Based StoryMapJS (Platform Tutorial)
This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to create a map-based project in StoryMapJS, a free Google Drive-based tool that helps you present spatial-temporal research, using posters created by solidarity groups throughout the world advocating for human rights in El Salvador’s civil war (1980-1992). The posters are from the Armed Conflict Collection at the Museum of the Word and the Image (MUPI), San Salvador, El Salvador.
Benson Rare Book Collection (Primary Sources)
Digitized books in the Benson’s Rare Book Collection encompassing a wide variety of topics relating to Spanish and Latin America, including literature, histories, travel accounts, and secondary sources.
Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (Primary Sources)
The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) is a digital language archive of recordings, texts, and other multimedia materials in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America. AILLA’s mission is to preserve these materials and make them available to Indigenous Peoples, researchers, and other friends of these languages now and for generations to come.
You Are What You (Do Not) Eat: Decolonial Resistance in U.S. Latinx Zines (Exhibition)
This exhibition aims to underscore resistance to colonial legacies by examining Latinx zines that interrogate food and its impact in shaping cultural identity.
Radio Venceremos Audio Collection (Primary Sources)
Radio Venceremos, the rebel radio station that broadcast from the mountains of Morazán, El Salvador during the eleven year Salvadoran Civil War (1981-1992), produced an important collection of recordings that contain valuable historic, anthropologic and ethnographic information, particularly in regards to human rights violations during an era of social transformation in Central America.
Embroiderers of Memories (Exhibition)
The exhibition highlights embroidered testimonies made by Salvadoran women exiled in the refugee camps of Honduras during the Salvadoran Civil War.
Newspaper Library of the Museum of the Word and the Image (Primary Sources)
The digital archive contains news clippings and documents compiled by Inforpress Centroamericana on the topic of Violence in Guatemala. The news stories are arranged chronologically and address the distinct types of violence prevalent in Guatemala in the years 1978 to 1982: political violence, violence generated by the internal armed conflict, and everyday violence.
Armed Conflict Collection (Primary Sources)
The digital collection consists of political propaganda from the period of the Salvadoran armed conflict (1980-1992), produced primarily by clandestine groups and solidarity organizations, as well as the military. The posters contain artwork and photos criticizing U.S. intervention in the conflict, announcing protests, and calling attention to government atrocities.