Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

The Stone Center coordinates the research and teaching activities of over 70 core faculty and 35 affiliated faculty and adjuncts in schools and departments across several Tulane campuses. Except for the professional schools, this is the largest number of faculty associated with any department or program of the university. The Stone Center occupies a 3,500 sq. ft. facility with conference room, lounge, and TA office.

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Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bossa nova & a cherry treat

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Join us for a special live bossa nova show with Tulane grad Amy Medvick, Tulane visiting scholars Leonardo Araújo and Alexandre Saggiorato and Tulane professor Dan Sharp. We’ll be in City Diner and we’ll have a delicious cherry treat to share.

This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Megwen at mloveles@tulane.edu.

MARI Brown Bag Series to Host John Hoopes for talk on Earliest Ceramics in the Americas

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The Middle American Research Institute is happy to announce the fifth talk of the 2017-2018 Brown Bag talk series. Dr. John W. Hoopes, Visiting Professor and Greenleaf Distinguished Chair in Latin American Studies, will present on his research in a talk titled Context and Chronology of the Earliest Ceramics in the Americas: The Place of Real Alto, Ecuador.

MARI’s Brown Bag talk series is meant to provide a venue for students and faculty focusing on topics related to Mesoamerica to discuss their latest research in an informal and friendly setting. If you are interested in presenting, please email Jessica Melancon (jmelanc1@tulane.edu) for more information.

Tulane to host Eyal Weinberg for talk on the Medical Sector and Repression under Military Brazil

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Please join us in welcoming Eyal Weinberg, from the University of Texas at Austin, who will be presenting on his research in a presentation titled In the Name of National Security: Doctors and Repression under Military Brazil on Monday, November 20, 2017, in the Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A.

Weinberg is a Ph.D. Candidate in the history department at University of Texas at Austin, whose research focuses on the intersection of the medical sector and state-sponsored repression under the Brazilian military regime (1964-1985). He is also the Graduate Research Assistant at University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Historical Studies, and the coordinator of the Institute’s New Work in Progress Series. Weinberg received his B.A. in History from Tel Aviv University and his M.A. in History from the University of Texas at Austin

Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: canjica

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Bate Papo! We’re getting close! Celebrate this last bate-papo of the semester with some steaming canjica to warm your heart and get you through the last few days of classes.

This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Megwen at mloveles@tulane.edu.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Fall Reading Series

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch and New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, Mango, Abuela, and Me, and Arroz con Leche. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

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