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Interpretation and Literary Agency - A talk by Héctor Hoyos

February 12th, 2016
4:30 PM

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents a talk by Dr. Héctor Hoyos, Assistant Professor of Latin American literature and culture at Stanford University, entitled…  read more

Hegemony Versus Globalization: Protest, Human Rights and the Struggle for Power in Post-Chávez Venezuela

February 12th, 2016
3:30 PM

The Sociology Department is pleased to present a talk by Dr. David Smilde, the Charles E and Leo M Favrot Professor of Sociology at Tulane…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Jason Nesbitt and Yuichi Matsumoto "New Insights on Ritual Practices from Campanayuq Rumi, Peru"

February 12th, 2016
12:00 PM

In the 10th M.A.R.I. Brown Bag of the 2015-2016 academic year, Dr. Jason Nesbitt, Assisstant Professor of Anthropology at Tulane University and Dr. Yuichi Matsumoto…  read more

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats

February 12th, 2016
1-2 PM

Sobreviveram o carnaval de New Orleans? Venham contar histórias para nós! Vamos oferecer “beijinho” de coco para aqueles que não conseguiram nem beijo, nem coco…  read more

Public Health in Cuba Info Session (Lunch Provided!)

February 2nd, 2016
12:00-1:00PM

INFORMATION SESSION for any graduate students interested in the Public Health in Cuba program 2016. Tuesday, February 2nd, 12:00-1:00 in GCHB Conference Room 2212 (downtown)…  read more

Carnival at the Pebbles Center

February 2nd, 2016
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Join the Pebbles Center in celebrating Carnival! It is Mardi Gras here in New Orleans, but elsewhere people are celebrating Carnival. Come learn about Brazilian…  read more

Inequality and Demo Survival - a Talk by David Samuels

January 29th, 2016
2:00 PM

The Political Science Department and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research are sponsoring a talk by Dr. David Samuels, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of…  read more

LAGO 2016 Graduate Conference: Liberalism and its Discontents

January 28th, 2016 - January 29th, 2016

Join the Latin American Graduate Organization for their annual graduate conference happening this Thursday and Friday, January 28th-January 29th. This year’s theme is “Liberalism and…  read more

"Latino Americans" Screening

January 27th, 2016

On Wednesday, January 27, the Hilliard Museum in Lafayette will host a free screening of an episode from Latino Americans, the acclaimed PBS documentary. The…  read more

Newcomb Film Series: No Mas Bebes

January 26th, 2016
6:00 PM

They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized. The story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government…  read more

8th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods

January 23rd, 2016
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

8th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods Light breakfast and lunch will be provided Not for Credit How will you get the data you…  read more

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese

January 22nd, 2016
1:00-2:00 PM

Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: canjica caseira! You provide your lunch; we’ll provide a delicious homemade dessert! For more information: Edie ewolfe@tulane.edu…  read more

Hispanic and Latino New Orleans: Immigration and Identity Since the 18th Century Book Release

January 22nd, 2016
4:00 PM

A book release for Hispanic and Latino New Orleans: Immigration and Identity Since the 18th Century by Andrew Slutter, Case Watkings, James P. Chaney, and…  read more

Samuel Huntington and "Decompression" in Brazil

January 15th, 2016
12:00 pm

The Harvard political science professor Samuel P. Huntington (1927-2008) was a leading scholar of comparative politics and international relations and an influential foreign policy advisor.…  read more

Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (SALSA) Sesiquiannual Conference

January 7th, 2016 - January 10th, 2016

The SALSA 2016 meetings will be held in New Orleans, USA, from January 7th-10th, 2016. The Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America was…  read more

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Tulane SUMMER Study Abroad Fair 2016

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The Office of Study Abroad at Tulane University is hosting a Summer Study Abroad Fair in the LBC Qatar Ballroom on Monday, February 15, from 1:00-4:00PM.

Over dozens of opportunities in more than 20 countries will be on display from Tulane and non-Tulane institutions. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies will be promoting its Summer in Latin America programs, including programs in Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, and Guatemala. The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute will be promoting its Summer in Cuba program.

Open for undergraduates and graduate students. Be sure to come with any questions you may have!

"Origins" Art Exhibit

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the art exhibit, “Origins” by Mexican artist Ganthaus. There will be an opening reception on February 18th beginning at 6 PM.

For more information please visit the exhibit website.

Ancient Maya Women: K-16 Educator Workshop

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LARC, in conjunction with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and the New Orleans Museum of Art, is hosting a teacher workshop on the ancient Maya. The workshop will introduce information on women in the ancient Maya world as well as providing activities to introduce into the classroom.

REGISTER HERE.

FRIDAY MARCH 4, 2016

8:30 – 8:45 am
Welcome
Tracy Kennan, New Orleans Museum of Art; Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University; Marcello Canuto, Tulane University

8:45 – 9:30 am
Introduction to the Maya
Evan Parker, Tulane University

9:30 – 10:30 am
Introductory Glyph Workshop
David Chatelain, Tulane University; Mary Kate Kelly, Tulane University; Luke Auld-Thomas, Tulane University

10:30 – 11:15 am
Teaching the Maya in the Classroom
Sarah Donovan, DePaul University

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Tour of the Art of the Americas Exhibit & Other K-12 Resources
Marc Zender, Tulane University; Paul Tarver, New Orleans Museum of Art; Tracy Kennan, New Orleans Museum of Art

LUNCH
Lunch is included in registration.

1:15 – 2:15 pm
Maya Women and Food Preparation: from ancient to modern times
Traci Ardren, University of Miami

2:15 – 2:45 pm
Curriculum Breakout
Sarah Donovan, DePaul University; Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University; Tracy Kennan, New Orleans Museum of Art; Rachel Horowitz, Tulane University

2:45 – 3:00 pm
Evaluation

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13th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium "Ixiktaak: Ancient Maya Women"

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The Middle American Research Institute, in conjunction with Far Horizons, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, is proud to present the Thirteenth Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop. This year’s symposium, titled “Ixiktaak: Ancient Maya Women,” will focus on the significance of women in ancient Maya society. The invited scholars will explore this topic from different disciplinary perspectives, including archaeology, iconography, physical anthropology, and epigraphy to illuminate the names, roles, lives, accomplishments, and practices of women in ancient Maya society. Recent research in the Maya area has dramatically enhanced our understanding of gender roles in ancient Maya society particularly women’s daily lives, their role in power relations and regional politics, their relevance to and symbolic meaning within religion and ritual, and the economics of gender. New texts, new analytical techniques, and new discoveries discussed in these presentations will help us appreciate how complex and dynamic Classic Maya notions of gender were.

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Mary Miller of Yale University who will speak about her recent research on Jaina figurines.

To register for Friday – Sunday’s program, please REGISTER HERE.

For more information, visit the symposium homepage.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
Consulate of Mexico 901 Convention Center Blvd.

6:00 – 8:00 PM
Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Free and open to the public.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
New Orleans Museum of Art 1 Diboll Circle, City Park

8:30 – 3:00 PM
Professional Development Workshop for K-16 Educators

9:15 – 3:00 PM
Introductory Glyph Workshop

6:00 – 7:15 PM
KeynoteThe Women of Maya Figurines: A Mystery Within and Without
Mary Miller

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SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University

8:00 – 5:00 PM
Symposium

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SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016
Tulane University, Dinwiddie Hall

9:00 – 12:00 PM
Hieroglyphic Forum: New Texts from La Corona
Marc Zender, David Stuart, Simon Martin

10:30 – 12:00 PM
Representations of Women in the Books of Chilam Balam
Amy George-Hirons

2:00 – 5:00 pm
Afternoon Workshops

For more information or to register, visit the symposium homepage.

Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame

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Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame
March 10-12, 2016
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

We offer our conference as a forum in which to peruse and absorb the visual turn in contemporary inquiry from the unique vantage points of the Caribbean, circum-Caribbean and Caribbean diasporas. We conceive the tropical exposure as a frame for representing the region’s strengths and vulnerabilities and for questioning the interaction of Antillean sensibilities with a plethora of images and mediascapes. Our invited keynote speakers include photographer Virginia Beahan and artist Francisco Crespo, whose work appears on this page.

Tropical Exposures welcomes proposals for papers that address any facet of Caribbean visual representation in photography, film, art, popular culture, and other media, as well as the interaction of word and image more generally. Scholars are also encouraged to present proposals that consider social and cultural shifts toward the increasing intermediality of representation in the Caribbean frame.

Conference Updates:
January 14, 2016: To view the panel lineups and conference schedule, please click here.

Registration Information
Regular Registration (begins Jan. 20):

  • $175 Faculty
  • $115 Graduate Students and Independent Scholars

Please click here to access the conference registration form, or click the “Register Online” button on the bottom or top of this page.

Conference Hotel Information
The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute has arranged a group block and discounted rate at the Hampton Inn New Orleans Garden District. We have reserved a block of rooms for March 9 – March 12, 2016. The special room rate of $169.00/night will be available until February 8, 2016 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. The Hampton Inn Garden District hotel offers a free hot breakfast, free high speed internet in every room, and free on-site parking.

To make your reservations online, please click here to access the hotel reservation page and book your stay by February 8th.
You may also book your room by phone by calling 504-899-9990. The group code for the special rate is “CSI”; please mention this when making reservations by phone.
For hotel address and other information, please visit the Hampton Inn hotel’s website

Conference events will take place on Tulane’s uptown campus at the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), 201 Boggs, New Orleans, LA 70118. Transportation from the conference hotel to Tulane’s uptown campus will be provided. We will be putting together a brief guide to the city of New Orleans for quick reference about local transportation, restaurants, etc. for your convenience.

La Hora del Cuento: Bilingual Story Time at the Pebbles Center Uptown

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Join the Pebbles Center at the Children’s Resource Center branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Held the second Tuesday of every month at 4:30 PM, we will read a book and have a craft based on the book. Past books include Funny Bones, Maria had a Little Llama, and Martín de Porres, the Rose in the Desert.

Story Hour Books

January 11
Counting Ovejas by Sarah Weeks

March 15
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle; Illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Recipient of the 2016 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award

April 12
Salsa: Una poema para cocinar by Jorge Argueta; Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

May 10
Maya’s Blanket: La Manta de Maya by Monica Brown; Illustrated by David Diaz