Working Sessions

We hope to to hold a future conference in honor of Jerry Hoeg–see News. Details about it and other working sessions after it will be provided here when they are available. 

From 1992-2016, we had working sessions of our conferences at universities or other cultural institutions in the U.S. and internationally. In a working session, papers to be presented, or abstracts, or outlines of these are circulated in advance to registered speakers. This way, the participants can discuss and contribute to the development of new theoretical approaches. 

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Programs and Other Ephemera (2016-2012)

XIV Ometeca Conference–State of the Art, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (April 2016).


Loss Pequeño Glazier, Keynote (Ometeca 2016). Photo: Alicia Rivero.

N. Katherine Hayles, Keynote (Ometeca 2016). Photo: Alicia Rivero (U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

XIII Ometeca Conference, Stonehill College, Easton, MA (June 2014).



L to R: Juan Carlos Martín, “Nexi,” and Dale J. Pratt at MIT’s Media Lab (Ometeca 2014). Photo: Juan Carlos Martín.

MIT’s Media Lab, where our group went as part of the conference’s posthuman theme, and our grad student tour guide (Ometeca 2014). Photo: Juan Carlos Martín (Stonehill College).

XII Ometeca Conference, Madrid and Toledo, Spain (June 2012).

It took place at the following: El Instituto Submarino; the Ateneo (Literary Society); the Cajal Institute; the campus of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; La Residencia de Estudiantes, and the Alcázar.


L to R: Dr. Benjamín Fernández (U. Complutense), one of the most influential neuroscientists in Spain and intellectual ‘grandson’ of Cajal, Prof. Cecelia Cavanaugh (Chestnut Hill College), and Juan de Carlos, historian (Instituto Cajal) at the Residencia de Estudiantes. They came to the Residencia to hear Sister Cecelia speak about Pío Del Río-Hortega, Cajal’s disciple and later rival (Ometeca 2012, Madrid). Photo and caption: Valerie Haegstrom and Dale J. Pratt.

Part of the group at Residencia de Estudiantes (Ometeca 2012, Madrid, Spain). The Residencia “became the first cultural center of Spain and until 1936 the Residencia remained a vibrant, fruitful hub for scientific and artistic work and exchange in Europe. . . . Some of its residents were among the leading figures of Spanish culture in the twentieth century, such as the poet Federico García Lorca, the painter Salvador Dalí, the film maker Luis Buñuel, and the Nobel Prize winner, scientist Severo Ochoa” ( Photo: Valerie Haegstrom and Dale J. Pratt (both at Brigham-Young U).

Older Working Sessions (2010-1992) 
  • XI Ometeca Conference, University of Wyoming, Laramie (July 2010).
  • X Ometeca Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida (June 2008).
  • IX Ometeca Conference, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico (October 2006). Co-sponsored by the University of Puerto Rico–Río Piedras.
  • VIII Ometeca Conference, Mexico City, México (October 2005). Co-sponsored by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.
  • VII Ometeca Conference, Pinamar, Argentina (November 2003). Co-sponsored by The Argentinian Scientific Society and the Faculty of Humanities of Río Cuarto University.
  • VI Ometeca Conference, Cumaná, Venezuela (July 2000). Co-sponsored by the University of Oriente, the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research, and the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research.
  • V Ometeca Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina (June-July 1998). Co-sponsored by The Argentinian Scientific Society, the Faculty of Humanities of Río Cuarto University, and the CAFH Foundation.
  • IV Ometeca Conference, New Brunswick, New Jersey (July 1996). Co-sponsored by the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies, Rutgers University.
  • III Ometeca Conference, San Ramón, Costa Rica (July 1994). Co-sponsored by the Universidad de Costa Rica-Sede de Occidente.
  • II Ometeca Conference, Puebla, México, 23-27 (June 1993). Co-sponsored by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco.
  • I Ometeca Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico (June 1992). Sponsored by the Ometeca Institute.