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"The Media Operations and Communication Policies of Latin American Leftist Leaders: The Cases of Argentina and Uruguay"

April 23rd, 2014
12:30pm

Ivan Schuliaquer, a visiting student scholar from Argentina working on his doctoral dissertation, will present a talk entitled, “The Media Operations and Communication Policies of…  read more

The Right to Memory: The Making of São Paulo's Resistance Memorial

April 22nd, 2014
9:30 AM

Kátia Felipini, Coordinator, São Paulo Resistance Memorial, will give a talk entitled “The Right to Memory: The Making of São Paulo’s Resistance Memorial.” The talk…  read more

Art Syncopation

April 22nd, 2014 - May 20th, 2014

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are pleased to present an art exhibit of renowned artist…  read more

Guest Lecture: "Listen to you. Public Hearings at the Commission of Truth and Reconciliation."

April 11th, 2014
2:15pm

Sofía Macher, a sociologist and activist for human rights in Peru, is an international expert on transitional justice. She has been a commissioner of the…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Rebecca Hill and Erlend Johnson

April 11th, 2014
12:15pm

Rebecca Hill, doctoral candidate in the department of Anthropology, and Erlend Johnson, graduate student in the department of Anthropology, will present preliminary versions of their…  read more

Ideological Incoherence and Ideological Purity in the Mexican Revolution - Dr. Claudio Lomnitz

April 10th, 2014
6 pm

Dr. Claudio Lomnitz will present a talk entitled “Ideological Incoherence and Ideological Purity in the Mexican Revolution” at 6 pm on April 10th in Jones…  read more

Virtual Citizens in Cuban Alternative Blogosphere Today

April 9th, 2014
5:00PM

Wednesday, April 9th 5:00PM Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall “Virtual Citizens in Cuban Alternative Blogosphere Today” Talk by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo (author, photographer,…  read more

Nueva Narrativa o Nuevarrativa en el Campo Literario Cubano Actual: La Generación Año Cero

April 8th, 2014
5:00PM

Tuesday, April 8th 5:00PM Newcomb 404 “Nueva Narrativa o Nuevarrativa en el Campo Literario Cubano Actual: La Generación Año Cero” Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo (author,…  read more

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
12:15pm

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
6:30-7:30pm

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
11:00am

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
12:30pm

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

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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