NOTE–FUTURE JOURNAL ISSUES OF OMETECA AND THE INSTITUTE’S CONFERENCES CANCELED, AS EXPLAINED IN THE “FAREWELL” NOTICE BELOW AND ELSEWHERE ON THE WEBSITE
Submissions for volume 26 (2022-23) of the Ometeca journal that were announced previously on social media by David Dalton, Editor, as well as future conferences of the Ometeca Institute are hereby canceled, due to our “farewell.”
Farewell to the Ometeca Institute on Dec. 31, 2023!
The Directors of the Ometeca Institute have conferred, and we have decided to celebrate its completion of 34 years as a leading academic institute focusing on the relations of the humanities, mainly literature, and the sciences in the Luso/Hispanic world. 25 volumes of the Ometeca journal have been published and 14 conferences/working sessions have been sponsored in the US, Latin America, and Europe. We feel that it is best to close down this long, fruitful project at the end of 2023, which Rafael began in 1989, and to retire from this endeavor. Thus, no more conferences will take place and there will be no more volumes of the Ometeca journal published henceforth. We sincerely believe it is time to move on and we wish you the very best.
With warm appreciation to all of our supporters and participants,
James D. Anderson, Treasurer & Managing Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Rafael Català, Founder, Editor Emeritus & Advisor
The Ometeca Institute is a non-profit organization devoted to examining the relationship of humanities and science
“Ometeca” — a word from Nahuatl, meaning “two in one”: humanities and science
The Institute’s purposes are:
- To explore the connections between the humanities and science through our scholarly journal, Ometeca, publications of pamphlets and books, and through workshops and conferences. See “Journal,” “Books,” and “Conferences.”
- To generate theory about a unified view of the humanities and science. This would help to create and integrate a new paradigm.
- To probe the interrelationships of the humanities and science in Hispanic (Spanish American, Peninsular, and U.S. Latino/a/ix), as well as Luso-Brazilian literatures and cultures. Such a transdisciplinary focus provides a limitless resource which has not been fully plumbed to date.
Faith — religion, spirituality — is a component of the humanities. Thus, another possible focus for theory, conference papers, etc., is to compare faith and science, since the Ometeca Institute fosters interaction between the humanities and sciences. However, the Ometeca Institute is non-sectarian and ecumenical in a broad sense: it does not espouse any particular view.