Observatorio Studies

Check out our most recent studies about diverse aspects of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures in the USA, published in both English and Spanish, and available online as well as in print.

Translators’ Corner

Join us! The Observatory invites emerging and expert translators to contribute to this section with English translations of short works originally published in Spanish, from various genres, periods, and origins.

2024 Observatorio Instituto Cervantes Symposium

The Observatorio will hold its annual symposium New Perspectives on Hispanic Cultures: English-Spanish Translation in the US context on May 30th-31st, 2024.

Observatorio Projects

Explore CORPEEU, LiBSUS and TREHLUS-21, on the Spanish language and translation in the US.

Cervantes at Harvard
Observatory Grants

The Observatory provides annual funding for projects, faculty, and students at Harvard: Research and Publishing Grants, and co-sponsorship of EMR Latino activities.

Instituto Cervantes' Exams

The Observatorio is an examination center for the Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE).

See here for more information about SIELE and other IC official exams.

The Instituto Cervantes in the United States

The Instituto Cervantes has five centers in the U.S.—Albuquerque, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and the Observatorio at Harvard University, an extension in El Paso, and an aula in Seattle.

 

Instituto Cervantes' Online Spanish Courses

See AVE Global and other Spanish courses: general Spanish, DELE preparation, grammar, and courses for children. All of them online!

Spanish, A Growing Global Language

Following data from the 2023 Anuario del Instituto Cervantes, almost 600 million people in the world have Spanish as either their native or foreign language, and it is the 2nd most used language on Wikipedia, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Instituto Cervantes’ Online Library

Access here digital resources in Spanish: ebooks, audiobooks, digital journals, other online resources, and virtual book and movie clubs.

The Observatory conducts analyses, studies, and reports concerning the social and linguistic situation of the Spanish language and its communities, and it is as a forum for analysis, exchange and debate among experts from Harvard University, from universities in the United States, Hispanic American countries and Spain, accepting as a basic principle the promotion of language coexistence and bilingualism.

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May 30 - May 31

2024 Symposium

Harvard

Apr 30

Crafting a Classic

Harvard

Apr 25

Los Premios Cervantes

Harvard

Mar 21

La auto-traducción

Harvard

Mar 14

Arlanza en EE. UU.

Harvard

Mar 07

Gabriela Mistral

Online

Sep 28

El espejo de Alicia

Harvard

Sep 14

Open House 2023

Harvard

May 18

Spanish "Black Legend"

Harvard

May 04

Huellas epistolares

Harvard

Apr 27

10th Anniversary

Harvard

Apr 13

Memorial de ecos

Harvard

Mar 23

Spanish in Boston

Harvard

Feb 23

Concurso de canciones

Harvard

Feb 09

Spanish Classical Music

Harvard

Jan 26

Latino Hollywood

Harvard

Nov 10

Santa Rosa de Lima

Harvard

Oct 13

The García Family

Harvard

Sep 28

Javier Marías

Harvard

Sep 15

Open House

Harvard

Jun 02 - Jun 03

Symposium 2022

Harvard

May 19

The Galician Exile

Harvard

Nov 18

Sostenibilidad en el aula

Harvard

Nov 04

Sacred Steps

Harvard

Oct 21

Resonant Echoes

Harvard

Oct 14

La NASA

Harvard

Oct 07

Arleene Correa Valencia

Harvard

Jun 03 - Jun 04

Symposium 2021

Harvard

May 20

Bicentenario del Perú

Harvard

May 13

Teatro argentino en EEUU

Harvard

May 06

'Granta'

Harvard

Oct 08

Música en la red

Harvard

Sep 24 - Sep 25

Symposium 2020

Harvard
Cervantes at Harvard

Sep 01 - May 31

GRANTS FOR PROJECTS

Harvard

Dec 12

Escuadra de Cervera

Harvard
Gabinete de Prensa del Gobierno de Cantabria [CC BY 3.0 es (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/deed.en)]

Nov 21

Cuevas de Cantabria

Harvard

Sep 12

OPEN HOUSE

Harvard
Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University

Jun 06

El Quijote, una versión

Harvard
Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University

May 16

EL ESPAÑOL EN LOS EE.UU.

Harvard
Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University

May 10 - May 11

Observatorio Symposium 2019

Harvard

Apr 27

CIRCUNNAVEGACIÓN

Harvard
Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University

Apr 11

Joaquín Rodrigo

Harvard

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