Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Inequality in Latin America: taking legal responses seriously

November 20th, 2015
1:30 PM

A talk by Helena Alviar. Helena Alviar is a candidate for one of the Scott and Marjorie Cowen Endowed Chairs in Latin American Social Sciences.…  read more

Bate Papo Nordestino!

November 19th, 2015
3:00 PM

Practice your Portuguese! Enjoy a sweet nordestino snack. Explore LAL’s cordéis collection. For more information email Jade Madrid at or Megwen Loveless at  read more

Mortar Board Last Lecture Series featuring Dr. Jana Lipman

November 16th, 2015
7:00-8:00 PM

Please join us to hear Dr. Jana Lipman as she presents the lessons learned from Guatánamo Bay and their bearing on current events, such as…  read more

Sonia Nazario Speaks at NCSS

November 14th, 2015
9:00 AM

The Latin American Resource Center is pleased to highlight the upcoming appearance of award winning author Sonia Nazario at the National Council for Social Studies…  read more

El Pequeño Gran Circo de Ilusions (The Little Great Circus of Illusions)

November 14th, 2015
10:30 AM and 2:30 PM

Join the Pebbles Center, The Children’s Resource Center, and the Algiers Regional Library in a presentation of the children’s play _El Pequeño Gran Circo de…  read more

La espada de Kafka: A public talk by Carlos Yushimito

November 13th, 2015
4:00 PM

Carlos Yushimito is a Peruvian writer, considered one the most prominent literary young figures of Latin America. He has published four fiction books and a…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Early Urbanism at the Formative site of Tlalancaleca, Central Mexico

November 13th, 2015
12:00 PM

Dr. Tatsuya Murakami, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University, will present on his research in a talk titled: “Early Urbanism at the Formative site…  read more

New Orleans, Gateway to the Americas: Trade, History & Globalization

November 12th, 2015
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Latin American Resource Center in conjunction with the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, is presenting a Pre-conference Clinic for the National…  read more

An Inter-American Standoff: Marisol, MoMA, and the Cold War

November 12th, 2015
6:00 PM

Delia Solomons, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Art History Department, presents a works in progress talk entitled “An Inter-American Standoff: Marisol, MOMA, and the Cold…  read more

Photographic Exhibition "Precision"

November 12th, 2015 - December 7th, 2015

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is proud to present a photographic exhibition, “Precision,” by Mexican artists Luis Arturo Chacon. There will be an…  read more

Area Studies & Outreach in Social Studies

November 10th, 2015 - November 11th, 2015

Area Studies & Outreach in the Social Studies Classroom November 10-11, 2015 A working meeting sponsored by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies…  read more

The Social and Universal Dimensions of the Cuban National Health System

November 10th, 2015
3:30 - 4:30 PM

SPHTM Dean’s Office and the Departmental of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences invite you to the following lecture: The Social and Universal Dimensions of…  read more

The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry

November 9th, 2015
6:30 PM

The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry Co-authors Ned and Constance Sublette, in conversation with Gwen Thompkins, host of the radio show…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Francisco Estrada-Belli "History, Archaeology, and Remote Sensing at Holmul 2015"

November 6th, 2015
12:00 PM

In the 7th talk of the 2015-2016 MARI Brown Bag talk series, Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, will present…  read more

Latin American Law and Latin American Studies

November 4th, 2015
2:30 PM

Daniel Bonilla, Associate Professor of Law at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, will give a talk on Wednesday, November 4th on “Latin American…  read more






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Upcoming Events

"Ixtz'unun: Making Stories from Maya History" Opening Reception

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Join the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Middle American Research Institute for an opening reception for the exhibit Ixtz’unun: Making Stories from Maya History by Mélanie Forné held in conjunction with the 14th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium.

Ixtz’unun (“little hummingbird”) is a little Maya girl, and like so many other little girls, she, with her sisters, makes childish jokes and sometimes puts herself into trouble. The only difference with her is that – she lives in A.D. 760!

The comic Ixtz’unun, published in Guatemala by Prensa Libre, tells the stories of this little girl and her friends and family and presents the daily life of the Ancient Maya. The exhibition Ixtz’unun, Making Stories from Maya History, presents original pieces and preparatory drawings from this comic series.

Preview images from the comics here.

This event is free and open to the public.

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 a boxed lunch, teaching materials and CEUs.

Register through the TMS website.

Tentative Schedule:

9:00-9:30 AM
Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University
Marcello Canuto, Tulane University
Tracy Kennan, New Orleans Museum of Art

9:30-10:30 AM
Introduction to the Maya
Evan Parker, Tulane University

10:30-11:00 AM
Tour of the NOMA Collection
Rachel Horowitz, Tulane University
Tracy Kennan, New Orleans Museum of Art

11:00-12:00 AM
Engaging K-12 Classrooms with Resources on the Maya
Melanie Forne

12:00-1:30 PM

1:30-2:30 PM
Crafting Lessons on the Maya
Brooke Grant, Tulane University

2:30-3:00 PM
Discussion and Evaluation

Winners and Losers in International Trade: The Effects on Presidential Voting

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Stephen Weymouth, Assistant Professor and Marano Faculty Fellow in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, will presenting a talk titled “Winners and Losers in International Trade: The Effects on Presidential Voting.”

Sponsored by the Political Science Department and the Murphy Institute. Free and open to the public.

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.

La Hora del Cuento Bilingual Story Hour at the Children's Resource Center

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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. On March 13th at 4:30 PM we will be featuring the book Malaika’s Costume, about Carnival in the Caribbean, and do a carnival themed craft.

Teaching Haiti: K-12 Educator Workshop

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This educator workshop will explore the culture of Haiti, focusing on music and dance. This unique workshop focuses on an important, but often understudied area of the Caribbean, and will provide K-12 educators with exciting opportunities to diversify the classroom.

Participants will receive lunch, teaching materials and CEUs.

Check out LARC’s curriculum on Haitian Folktales or the Haiti part of the Day of the Dead Across the Americas to get ready for the workshop.

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!