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MARI Brown Bag: Francisco Estrada-Belli "Dispatches from the Field: The Homul Frieze and other Discoveries from the 2013 Season"

September 20th, 2013
1 PM

Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Research affiliate of MARI, will present about his recent research at the site of…  read more

Special screening of The Path of Stone Soup

September 18th, 2013
7 PM

A special screening for academics, friends, and family of the Mexican community in New Orleans of The Path of Caldo de Piedra / El Sendero…  read more

Weaving Their World: Maya Women Over the Millennia

September 13th, 2013
12:00 - 12:45 PM

The Newcomb College Institute presents a talk by Dr. Gabrielle Vail, a Tulane University Ph.D., as part of their Fridays at Newcomb series. This presentation…  read more

Tertulia! Spanish Conversation Club

September 13th, 2013 - December 6th, 2013
Weekly on Fridays, 4-5pm
4-5pm

Do you want to practice your Spanish? Are you interested in meeting other Spanish speakers? Then join us every Friday afternoon for our weekly Tertulia!…  read more

The Death of Tenochtitlan, the Life of Mexico City: Transformations of a 16th Century Capital

September 10th, 2013
6 PM

The Terry K. Simmons Lecture in Art History presents a lecture by Fordam University’s Barbara Mundy. The talk will focus on the end and the…  read more

MARI Brown Bag Talk Series: Marc Zender, "Epigraphic and Archaeological Research at Cahal Pech, Belize"

September 6th, 2013
12:15 pm

Marc Zender is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Professor Zender received his PH.D., from Calgary University in 2004. His area of…  read more

Diary of Bucaramanga, Last Days of Simon Bolivar: Film Screening and Q&A with Film Director

September 4th, 2013
7:00 pm

Film screening and Q&A with the director will be followed by a Latin American-themed reception with food and music. This event is free and open…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: "Sonidos y acciones rituales: Análisis de instrumentos musicales prehispánicos mayas"

August 30th, 2013
12 PM

As part of the 2013-2014 Mesoamerican Brown Bag Lunch Series Dr. Francisca Zalaquett, postdoctoral researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, will present her…  read more

Two-week Public Service summer program in Ecuador

August 9th, 2013 - August 23rd, 2013

Center for Public Service: International Programs Ecuador: Tropical Field Biology and Conservation Chocó Rainforest, Ecuador | Tentative dates: August 9 – August 23, 2013 Application…  read more

Summer K-12 Teacher Institute - Exploring Brazil: A Window into the Language & Culture of a Country on the Rise

June 9th, 2013 - June 13th, 2013

The University of Georgia, Tulane University, and Vanderbilt University will collaborate to offer a Summer Institute on Brazilian Culture and Portuguese Language. K-12 educators of…  read more

Haiti in the Heart of NOLA

May 31st, 2013
6:30 PM

Please join Monique S. Moss as she presents a selection of autobiographical photographs that document the history, culture, and resiliance of Haiti taken between 2008-2013.…  read more

Rethinking State-Society Relations in Contemporary Latin America

May 24th, 2013
10am-5pm

The emergence, crisis, and collapse of neoliberalism gave way to new types of political regimes that set themselves the task of redefining state-society relationships to…  read more

Rebel on PBS

May 24th, 2013
9 PM

Rebel is the story of Loreta Velazquez, a Confederate soldier turned Union spy. She was dismissed as a hoax for a hundred and fifty years,…  read more

The Crossing: A Choral Performance featuring Odaline de la Martinez

April 27th, 2013
8 PM

Event Description from NOLA.com article by Ana Gershanik “Tulane University will present a concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra featuring the world premiere of "The…  read more

Dr. Manuel Alcántara: Politicians

April 25th, 2013
5:00pm

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Manuel Alcántara, Professor of Political Science at the University of Salamanca and former Distiguished Richard E. Greenleaf…  read more

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Summer Bilingual Reading Series at the Pebbles Center

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SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

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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.

Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas Exhibit

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MEXICO IN NEW ORLEANS: A Tale of Two Americas
May 5 through August 30, 2015
Opening reception on Cinco de Mayo (Tuesday, May 5)

From May 5 through August 30, 2015, the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge, LA will present Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas. The exhibition explores the artistic exchange between Louisiana and Mexico from the 1920s through 1950s, a period of vibrant cultural and artistic connections between the two regions. The exhibition tells the story of a decades-long dialogue between Mexican and Louisianan artists that critically shaped the art of both countries, resulting in artistic affinities that continue to connect Louisiana and Mexico today.

During the 1920s and 1930s, a series of celebrated Mexican art exhibitions brought the art and culture of modern Mexico to Louisiana. By 1928, the New Orleans Times-Picayune had proclaimed Mexican artist Diego Rivera "the greatest painter on the North American continent," and encouraged Louisiana artists to take counsel from modern Mexican art. In 1930, a critic for the Times-Picayune urged Louisiana artists to turn their gaze from the art of Europe and towards the art of Mexico, writing that Mexican art was "more nearly related to us emotionally" than European art.

By the late 1920s, Louisianan artists like William Spratling, Caroline Durieux, Alberta Kinsey, and Conrad A. Albrizio began travelling to Mexico to learn from Mexican artists like Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Ruffino Tamayo, and Carlos Orozco Romero. These artists became friends, colleagues, and frequent collaborators, organizing exhibitions in both Mexico City and New Orleans that celebrated their artistic alliance. Diego Rivera's portrait of Louisiana printmaker Caroline Durieux, for example, was shown at least three times in exhibitions at the Belles Arts in Mexico City, and also appeared at the New Orleans Arts and Crafts Club, paired with the work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. By the early 1930s, the strength of this artistic interaction
between Mexico and Louisiana caused a writer for The New Orleanian to characterize Louisianan art as having a "distinct Mexican tinge." By 1933, the Times-Picayune cited an undeniably "strong Mexican trend" in Louisiana art.

Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas is the first major museum exhibition to explore this captivating international cultural exchange. features more than 80 works by both Mexican and Louisianan artists who were part of this captivating international cultural exchange and will be accompanied by a richly illustrated bilingual exhibition catalogue designed by the LSU School of Art. The exhibition features artwork drawn from the LSU Museum of Art's collection of works by Diego Rivera and Caroline Durieux, as well as artworks by other prominent artists like David Alfaro Siqueiros, Boyd Cruise, and Elizabeth Catlett borrowed from public and private collections including the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Latin American Library at Tulane University. In the exhibition, paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints by these artists will be supplemented with sculpture, furniture, decorative arts, and ephemera such as pamphlets and postcards which help tell the story of Mexico in New Orleans-and New Orleans in Mexico.

Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas is curated by Dr. Katie A. Pfohl, and organized by the LSU Museum of Art.

Call for Papers: Tropical Exposures Conference

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Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame
March 10-12, 2016
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

The 2016 Tropical Exposures conference is now accepting abstracts through September 15, 2015. Click here to view or download the official Call for Papers.

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.

Papers may focus on one terrain, image-maker, or form of media, or employ comparative strategies. Papers may be in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese, though English is preferred. We anticipate creating an edited volume of expanded essays around the notion of Tropical Exposures, co-edited by Ana López and Marilyn Miller. We encourage participants to prepare abstracts and presentations with an eye to inclusion in a print publication. Papers might address some of the following tropics or questions in their myriad Caribbean contexts:

-Conditions of image production in the torrid zones
-Documentary film and the aims of full exposure
-Still life and the notion of static representation
-Visual literacy and lens-based scholarship
-Image and intellectual property
-Snapshots, clips, collages and other image fragments
-Icons of visual culture from Korda’s Che to Cabrera Infante’s Códac
-Ruins as sites of deterioration and inspiration
-Visual representation, race and post-race
-Caribbean images as ephemera
-Realisms, surrealisms, hyperrealisms
-Museums, biennales, and other sites of collective visual consumption
-Code-switching between media
-Virtual and interactive visual systems
-Word and Image studies in and on the Caribbean
-Facades
-Censorship and the Image
-Moving pictures and sentiment
-Patronage, connoisseurship, and institutional support
-Captions
-Image saturation and contamination
-Interiority and exteriority
-Fair use of the Caribbean image
-Tourism and other circuitous systems
-New languages and theories of visual technique and critique

Please send a proposal and 250-word abstract by September 15, 2015 to <ccsi@tulane.edu>, including the abstract as an attachment to the email. Please include the title of your paper, your name (and the names of any co-presenters), institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address. We welcome pre-constituted panels. If submitting a panel for consideration, please include a top sheet with panel title, participant names and a brief abstract of the panel topic in addition to the individual paper proposals.

Notification of acceptance to the conference will be made by October 1, 2015.

For updated information on the conference, location and arrangements, visit the Tropical Exposures page on the Cuban & Caribbean Studies website.

Area Studies & Outreach in the Social Studies Classroom

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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 and the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. This meeting will highlight important themes of outreach across area studies while producing valuable insight into best strategies for engaging with the K-12 Social Studies community. The meeting will explore best practices and strategies for assessment, resource access, and travel and collaboration.

Call for Papers
Read the Call for Papers for more information on submitting abstracts. Presentation abstracts due June 19, 2015

Papers should address one of the following themes:

Evaluation and Assessment

  • Assessment of Learning
  • Project Evaluation

Innovative Resource Design and Access
  • Distance Learning
  • New Technology

Telling the Story
  • Promotional Strategies
  • Outreach to K-16 Communities

Travel & Outreach
  • Collaborative Partnerships Abroad
  • Effective Professional Development Abroad

Strategic Partnerships
  • MSIs/Community Colleges
  • Teacher Education Programs

The meeting will take place before the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in New Orleans, LA November 13-15, 2015. Participants are encouraged to attend the working meeting and stay for the conference afterwards.

This meeting is funded through a Title VI U.S. Department of Education grant, the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, and Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Sponsors also include The University of Maine Canadian-American Center, The University of Texas at Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for South Asia, and the Boston University Africa Studies Center.

Travel Funding Opportunity
Funding for travel may be provided to those whose presentations are accepted. Applications for funding can be made by filling out this form and returning it to LARC by email (crcrts@tulane.edu), fax (504.865.6719) or mail (Stone Center for Latin American Studies 100 Jones Hall New Orleans, LA 70118).

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering at 504-862-3143 or dwolteri@tulane.edu

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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:
Tropical Exposures is now accepting proposals. Please see the Call for Papers page for more information. Proposals are due by September 15, 2015.