Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


MARI Brown Bag: Keith Eppich, "Maya Ceramics and the Maya Collapse: the last three centuries of the potting tradition at el Perú-Waka', Guatemala."

April 4th, 2014

Keith Eppich, Associate Faculty in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Collin College, will present his recent research on ceramics in lowland Guatemala…  read more

Rereadings: intellectual, literary and cultural exchange in Luso-Hispanic world

April 3rd, 2014 - April 4th, 2014

“Rereadings: intellectual, literary and cultural exchange in Luso-Hispanic world” the Biannual Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference. For a complete program and schedule please click…  read more

Dr. Robin Greeley Guest Lecture and Reception Cancelled

April 2nd, 2014

We regret to announce that Dr. Robin Greeley’s lecture at Tulane, “Autoconstrucción's Dialectical Objects: Sculptural Materialism in the Work of Abraham Cruzvillegas," has been cancelled,…  read more

Social Policy in Latin America since the Left Turn: A Roundtable Discussion

April 1st, 2014

Please join us for a Social Policy Roundtable, on April 1st, 2014 at 11:00am in the Stibbs Conference Room, featuring: Mary Clark Associate professor of…  read more

Cuban Literacy Campaign: A K-12 Teacher Workshop

March 29th, 2014
12:30 - 5 PM

This workshop will explore the role of women in Latin America and in Education as well as the history of the Cuban Literacy Campaign through…  read more

Paolo Spadoni presents new book on Cuban economy

March 28th, 2014

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Paolo Spadoni, assistant professor of political science at Georgia Regents University, on March 28th at 12:30pm. Spadoni…  read more

Persistent Inequality: Book Presentation at the Mexican Consulate

March 28th, 2014
6:00 PM

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Loyola University College of Law are pleased to announce the editorial presentation of the book Consistent…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Viola König

March 28th, 2014
12:15 PM

Viola König, Director of the Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin, will present her research on native maps of Mexico in a talk entitled “The Art of…  read more

61st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS)

March 27th, 2014 - March 29th, 2014

REGULAR REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Late Registration: After Feb. 27, 2014 Faculty: $150 Student / International Scholars: $115 Each registration includes one ticket to the…  read more

Paquito D'Rivera Live with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

March 22nd, 2014

Eleven-time Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz sensation, Paquito D’Rivera will perform live with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in an evening of irresistible Latin and Caribbean music!…  read more

Tulane Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop: On the Maya Trail: Ancient Travelers, Epic Voyages

March 20th, 2014 - March 21st, 2014

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Middle American Research Institute, and the Audubon Aquarium are joining together to sponsor a K-12 teacher workshop…  read more

Eleventh Annual Maya Symposium: On the Maya Trail: Ancient Travelers, Epic Voyages

March 20th, 2014 - March 23rd, 2014

The Middle American Research Institute and Far Horizons, in collaboration with Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Museum of Art,…  read more

Engaging the Caribbean Space: A Talk by Earl Lovelace

March 20th, 2014
6:30 PM

Earl Lovelace, Trinidadian novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and winner of the 1997 Commonwealth Writers Prize, will give a talk entitled “Engaging the Caribbean Space.” A…  read more

Materials in the Classroom Ecology: A Language Pedagogy Workshop

March 19th, 2014
5:30 - 8:30 PM

This hands-on workshop for language teachers demonstrates activities and materials designed to promote language learners' listening and speaking fluency. These activities allow university and high…  read more

Diversity & Equity in Higher Education

March 19th, 2014

In the wake of almost a century of desegregation decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, we have invited three scholars to explore how various legal…  read more


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Upcoming Events

REPAL Second Annual Conference

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The second annual meeting of REPAL (Red para el Estudio de la Economía Política de América Latina) will be held July 7-8, 2015 in Montevideo, Uruguay, hosted by the The Department of Social and Political Sciences at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU, Montevideo).

The conference discusses important puzzles and problems, both theoretical and practical, in the political economy of Latin America. Papers, and presentations are presented in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

The conference is sponsored by CIPR. For more information visit the REPAL website.

La hora del cuento: Call Me Tree/Llámame Arbol

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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! We will be reading Call Me Tree/Llámame Arbol.

Photography Exhibit: El Viajero

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present, in collaboration with the Photo Alliance of New Orleans, the photographic exhibition "El Viajero " by Owen Murphy from June 18th to July 11th, 2015 at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico. An opening reception will be held June 18th, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

For more information, visit the cultural agenda of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans.

Octavia Gallery Presents "Summer in Havana"

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Summer in Havana
July 2-25, 2015

This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based artists. The 2015 installment offers a wide range of artistic styles, imagery, and influences, with works by the following artists.

Alex Hernández Dueñas, recently featured in Vanity Fair as one of the Cuban artists you should know, is a painter whose work investigates themes of status, privilege and hierarchical structures within society through images of pristine pools, manicured lawns, sleek homes and country clubs. Influenced by a wide range of artists, including David Hockney and Richard Diebenkorn, Dueñas's flattened, simplified and colorful handling of compositions creates atmospheres that are dreamlike and often times eerily void of human life.

Luis Enrique Camejo draws his inspiration from the transitory relationship between man and man's environment, particularly the urban environment. The movement and dynamism of the cityscape is captured through an over use of light, blurring, and dripping of his materials, not showing clarity but the instantaneous nature of the moment.

Karlos Perez is a good example of how recent contemporary Cuban painting has been shaping its own space. With a background in photography, video, and installation, Perez's paintings have blurred the order of the traditional discourse of art. His works are not "portraits" in the traditional sense, but rather the power of the images comes from their existential character.

JEFF, or José Emilio Fuentes Fonseca (JEFF), is a sculptor whose work gives the impression of simplicity while keeping the complexity hidden from view. Often working with the theme of childhood, he manipulates the language of children toward that of an adult. Threads of love, danger, and play are largely at work in his sculptures, which are also imbued with melancholy and nostalgia.

The Merger is a union of the artists Alain Pino, Mario Miguel González, Niels Moleiro. Their sculptures are greatly influenced by the current economic, political, and social state of Cuba. Using popular icons and tools for their work, they are able to distort them and adapt them to new circumstances in order to highlight issues in culture and society.

Frank Mujica's graphite drawings explore and enhance human observation in an unexpected way. The gesture within his marks give a realness and clarity to his works, while still maintaining a certain mystery and movement. Mujica's technique and medium shows a process that adjusts itself to the transient aspects of life.

Summer Bilingual Reading Series at the Pebbles Center

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La hora del Cuento: 'Twas Nochebuena

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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. We will be reading ‘Twas Nochebuena and celebrating Christmas in the summer! _’Twas Nochebuena’ is a 2015 Americas Book Award Commended Title.