Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


The Monumental, Mundane, and the Moments in Between

March 11th, 2016
5:30 PM

The Monumental, Mundane, and the Moments in Between. A lecture by Amber N. Wiley. The lecture begins at 5:30 with a reception beginning at 5:00…  read more

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

March 10th, 2016 - March 12th, 2016

Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame March 10-12, 2016 Tulane University New Orleans, LA PLEASE SEE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE BELOW –…  read more

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese

March 10th, 2016
1-2 PM

Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: docinho de leite ninho com nutella! Join us for a despedida for several of our Brazilian friends.…  read more

Devotional Dances in Religious Feasts in Post-Indigenous Central Mexico and the Horcasitas Papers

March 9th, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM

David Robichaux Haydel, the Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library will present a work-in-progress talk entitled “Devotional Dances in Religious Feasts in…  read more

A Lecture by Dr. Wendy Hunter: Advances in Social Protection and Birth Certification among Low Income Children in Brazil and Bolivia

March 7th, 2016
12:00 PM

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Wendy Hunter, Professor of Government at the University of Texas in Austin, in which she will present…  read more

Ancient Maya Women: K-16 Educator Workshop

March 4th, 2016

LARC, in conjunction with the Middle American Research Institute’s Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and the New Orleans Museum of Art, is hosting a teacher workshop…  read more

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

March 3rd, 2016 - March 6th, 2016

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…  read more

Gallery Talk and Reception for El Huipil: Una Prenda Secular de México Indígena (The Huipil: Everyday Clothing of Indigenous Mexico)

March 3rd, 2016
4:30 - 8:00 PM

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Middle American Research Institute present an exhibit at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Caroline Parris "Lunching with the Maya: A Discussion of Maya Feasting and Special Deposits from La Corona, Guatemala"

February 26th, 2016
12:00 PM

MARI is pleased to announce the 12th Brown Bag of the 2015-2016 academic year. Caroline Parris, graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, will give…  read more

Memorial ACTe: Presentation and Discussion with Jacques Martiel

February 25th, 2016
4:00 PM

Memorial ACTe, located in Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe, is dedicated to the collective memory of slavery and trafficking of African peoples to Guadeloupe and to Caribbean tracing…  read more

Performing Cartographies: The Politics of Urban Space in the Work of Lygia Pape and Hélilo Oitcica

February 25th, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 PM

The Newcomb Art Department presents a lecture by Adrian Anagnost, University of Chicago entitled “Performing Cartographies: The Politics of Urban Space in the Work of…  read more

There is No Repetition: Hélio Oiticica's Early Practice

February 22nd, 2016
6:00 - 7:30

The Newcomb Art Department presents a lecture by Adele Nelson, Assistant Professor at Temple University entitled “There is No Repetition: Hélio Oiticica’s Early Practice.” A…  read more

MARI Brown Bag - Melinda Nelson Hurst "Digging in Museums and Archives: Recontextualizing Tulane University's Egyptian Collection"

February 19th, 2016
12:00 PM

In the 11th talk of the 2015-2016 MARI Brown Bag series, Dr. Melinda Nelson-Hurst, Research ASsossate and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tulane University, will…  read more

Voices and Memories from Brazil: A Panel Discussion

February 19th, 2016
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Panel Presentation Sponsored by the Department of Communication Featuring visiting PhD candidates from Brazil, Fernanda Nalon Sanglard, Kelly Tatiane Martins Quirino and Aline Maia 10-minute…  read more

Los monumentos al general José de San Martín y la nueva ciudad de Lima (fines del XIX e inicios del XX)/ The Monuments to General José de San Martín and the New City of Lima (late 19th-early 20th Centuries)

February 19th, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM

Please join us for a Work-in-progress talk by Rodolfo Monteverde Sotil, Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow, The Latin American Library. The talk, entitled “Los monumentos al…  read more






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Upcoming Events

Diverse Roots of Migration in Latin America & the Caribbean: A K-12 Educator Workshop in Washington DC

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Join us to explore the roots of migration and its effects on the family in Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlighting the 2017 Américas Award titles, this workshop will prepare K-12 educators and librarians to engage students with topics of migration, family, and the socioeconomic barriers within Central America and the Caribbean today. The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs presents the 2017 Américas Award teacher workshop hosted by American University’s International Training & Education Program. Speakers will include 2017 Américas Award winning author of The Only Road Alexandra Díaz, as well as Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, an honor book, and Nadia L. Hohn, author of Malaika’s Costume, another honor book. These authors, along with a curriculum specialist, will engage participants with teaching strategies to accompany the books.

To learn about this year’s 2017 Américas Award winners, please view the video announcement here.

Participants will receive dinner, a book, and a certificate of completion with registration.

Register BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7 at a special rate of $25. AFTER SEPTEMBER 7 registration increases to $35.

AU ITEP students may register for $10 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7.

For more information, please visit

The program is sponsored by CLASP and American University. It is coordinated by Tulane University and Vanderbilt University with generous support provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee.

Celebración Latina at Audubon Zoo

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 13 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field is set for Sunday, October 15, 2017 and will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents please!

Check out these pictures from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or

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!

Story Hour Dates/Themes TBA

Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018.

Since 2002, Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, the conference aims to draw the interest of a wide ranging group of people—from the expert to the beginner.

For more information, visit the Middle American Research Institute website.