Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


MARI Brown Bag: Laurent Corbeil "Crossing Paths: Mesoamericans on the Mining Borderlands"

January 20th, 2017
12:00 PM

Dr. Laurent Corbeil, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present a talk on his recent research on…  read more

Learn about Cuba at the Library!

January 18th, 2017
4:00 PM

Join LARC and the Pebbles Center at the Algiers Regional Branch of the New Orleans Public Library to learn about Cuba. This program is geared…  read more

Peruvian Jazz Band Visits New Orleans

January 8th, 2017
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Jazz Groove Peruvian Big Band is visiting New Orleans for the annual Jazz Education Network conference. They will play a special performance on Sunday, January…  read more

Shango Festival & Ceremony

December 4th, 2016
6 PM - 8 PM

Xavier University African American and Diaspora Studies, XUTULAC, Tulane University & The NUMM Presents: Shango Festival & Ceremony. Free admission. Celebrate Shango’s Birthday with Drumming,…  read more

TUCLA XIV: Annual Tulane Undergraduate Conference on Latin America

December 3rd, 2016
8:30 AM-3:00 PM

The Stone Center’s annual TUCLA conference is an interdisciplinary undergraduate symposium in which seniors from the Latin American Studies core seminar present their individual research…  read more

Poéticas de la ciudad- El lenguaje urbano en la poesía peruana del siglo XX a talk by Carlos Villacorta

December 2nd, 2016
3:00 PM

¿How poets represent the city, which they live in? ¿How are the languages of urban cultures? ¿What is known and what is secret in the…  read more

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese

December 2nd, 2016
3 PM

Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: vitamina de abacate. Last Bate-Papo of the semester! Join us for a despedida! For more information: Edie…  read more

Transformation in the Cuban Health System, 2010-2015

December 1st, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM

Dr. Pedro Más-Bermejo, a Senior Research Scientist at the Tropical Medicine Institute “Pedro Kourí” will present a talk “Transformation in the Cuban Health System, 2010-2015.”…  read more

Fall Semester in Cuba 2017 Info Session

November 21st, 2016
3:00-4:00 PM

Come hang out with international students, returned study abroad students, prospective study abroad students, and internationally minded Tulane faculty and staff members. Coffee and cookies…  read more

Fictionalizing the 1960s: How and why the decade still has important stories for us now

November 17th, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM

Robert Arellano, Professor and Director of the Center for Emerging Media and Digital Arts at the University of Southern Oregon, Bernice McFadden, Visiting Assistant Professor…  read more

Transgender Day of Remembrance, Resistance & Solidarity

November 17th, 2016
5:00-6:00 PM

“We invite EVERYBODY to gather in solidarity with trans and gender non-conforming people against hate rhetoric, violence and administrative policies that target us. This event…  read more

Stairway to Heaven: AIDS and Resistance in Cuba's Friki Generatio

November 16th, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM

Dr. Robert Arellano, Professor and Professor and Director of the Center for Emerging Media and Digital Arts at the University of Southern Oregon, presents a…  read more

Cuban Animation Film Screening

November 14th, 2016

Tulane Univesrity is welcoming award-winning young Cuban animators to show their work! Fresh from the Muesta Joven film festival in Havana, members of two of…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: William Balee "Applied Historical Ecology in the Rio Iriri Basin, eastern Amazon"

November 11th, 2016
12:00 PM

Dr. William Balee, Professor of Anthropology and Stone Center affiliate faculty, presents a talk on his recent research in the Brazilian Amazon titled “Applied Historical…  read more

Social Policy Expansion in Latin America

November 11th, 2016
2:00 PM

The Tulane University Political Science Seminar presents a talk by Candelaria Garay, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, at Harvard…  read more


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Upcoming Events

The Uncertain Future Life of our Buildings

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Iñaqui Carnicero, an architect and educator, will present a talk titled “The Uncertain Future Life Of Our Buildings.” The talk will begin at 6:00 PM in Richardson Memorial Hall room 201.

A reception will be held prior to the lecture at 5:00 PM in Favrot Lobby.

Iñaqui Carnicero is an architect and educator. His academic experience includes 12 years of teaching at E.T.S.A.M. and 4 years at Cornell University as the Gensler Visiting Professor and as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Since 2012, he has also run the office Rica Studio with partner Lorena del Rio.

Sponsored by the Tulane School of Architecture, and the AIA of New Orleans. For more information visit the architecture website.

"Dámaso Pérez Prado, the king of Mambo: controversies of his life and work" a talk by Ulises Rodríguez Febles

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Given in Spanish.

Rodríguez Febles will talk about the creator of the Mambo and his influences. He will focus on his most important mambos from the 40s and 50s, the musician’s unique rhythms, and contributions to international culture in commemoration of the centenary of Pérez Prado’s birth.

Ulises Rodríguez Febles (Cárdenas, August 30, 1968) is a Cuban playwright, researcher, novelist, and scriptwriter for radio and television. He directs the House of Scenic Memory and Itinerant Theater (Casa de la Memoria Escénica), and is a theatrical adviser of the Provincial Council of the performing arts and other groups and institutions in Matanzas. He is vice-president of the Rolando Ferrer Chair of Drama in Havana and the José Jacinto Milanés Chair in Matanzas. He is also member of the Freddy Artiles Chair of Children’s and Puppet Theater at ISA. (Instituto Superior de Arte).

The Political Struggle Over Gender Violence Law in Nicaragua

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Dr. Pamela Neumann will give a talk at Fridays at Newcomb titled “The Political Struggle Over Gender Violence Law in Nicaragua.”

Dr. Neumann is currently a Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. She earned a Ph.D. in sociology and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Neumann’s research interests include gender-based violence, social movements, and environmental inequalities in Latin America. Her current book project draws on ethnographic research and in-depth interviews to examine the everyday bureaucratic practices in police stations and prosecutor’s offices that contribute to impunity, while also considering the promise and limitations of legal advocacy for addressing violence against women. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Neumann worked for a non-governmental organization in Nicaragua and as a service-learning coordinator in Texas.

Sponsored by the Newcomb College Institute. Please visit the event webpage for more information.

Teaching Latin America through New Orleans: A K-12 Educator Workshop

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New Orleans is sometimes referred to as the northernmost city in Latin America and the ‘Gateway to the Americas.’ This workshop focuses on the longstanding connections between Latin America and New Orleans focusing on trade, immigration, food, and cultural connections.

Participants will receive lunch, teaching materials and CEUs.

Special offer on registration!:
Bring a friend! Register with a colleague from the same institution and you can receive a 2 for 1 registration. Please register only one time and follow instructions on the registration form to provide your colleague’s information.

Schedule Coming Soon!

Ancient Maya Landscapes: K-16 Educator Workshop

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In conjunction with the Middle American Research Institute’s 14th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium “Monumental Landscapes: How the Maya Shaped Their World” and the New Orleans Museum of Art LARC is presenting a K-16 educator workshop on Ancient Maya Landscapes. The workshop will address how the Maya viewed the world around them as well as resources for teaching about the Maya and interactive activities for the classroom.

Participants will receive lunch, teaching materials and CEUs.

An updated schedule is coming soon.

Register through the TMS website.

14th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium Monumental Landscapes: How the Maya Shaped Their World

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The Middle American Research Institute, the Alphawood Foundation, and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies are proud to present the Fourteenth Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop. This year’s symposium, titled “Monumental Landscapes: How the Maya Shaped Their World”, will examine how the ancient Maya built up and transformed their landscapes to create monumental cities and lasting communities. The invited scholars have explored this topic across the Maya area, from the lowlands of Belize and Guatemala to the Guatemalan highlands.

Visit the Tulane Maya Symposium homepage for more information and updated schedules. Registration is now open.