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MARI Brown Bag - Documenting Early Maya Monumental Architecture: Results of the 2012 Field Season at Holmul and Dos Aguadas, Peten, Guatemala

November 16th, 2012
12:15 p.m.

As a part of the Middle America Research Institute (MARI)'s Brown Bag Talk series Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli, Adjunct Professor in the Tulane Anthropology department, will…  read more

Pictorial Talking: the Figural Rendering of Speech Acts in Aztec Mexico

November 16th, 2012
4:00pm

Join us for a colloquium given by Dr. Elizabeth Boone of Tulane University, sponsored by the Anthropology Department. In Aztec Mexico before the Spanish conquest…  read more

Reinventing Development, Decolonizing the Will: Democratic innovation in the Brazilian Solidarity Economy movement?

November 14th, 2012
12:30-1:30

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies presents a talk by Zemurray Stone Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow Ana Margarida Fernandes Esteves entitled “Reinventing Development, Decolonizing the…  read more

MARI Brown Bag - "Ceramic Variability in a 'Simple' Village Society: A new take on emerging complexity in the eastern Maya Lowlands."

November 9th, 2012
12:15 p.m.

As a part of the Middle America Research Institute (MARI)'s Brown Bag Talk series Sherman Horn, graduate student of the Tulane Anthropology department, will present…  read more

Juli Ponce-Sole: Disasters, Land Use Planning and Law

November 9th, 2012
11:45am-1:30pm

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Afro-Haitian Dance Master Class

November 9th, 2012
7-8:30 pm

Master Dancer Peniel Gurrier returns to Tulane! Gurrier is an expert in Haitian, West African, and Brazilian dance. He is also a drummer, choreographer, and…  read more

The Politics of Modern Central America with Fabrice Lehoucq

November 8th, 2012
5:00pm

Join us for a lecture by Fabrice Lehoucq of the University of North Carolina. He will present about The Politics of Modern Central America: Civil…  read more

Film Screening: Memories of Overdevelopment

November 7th, 2012
7:00 PM

Memories of Overdevelopment / Memorias del Desarrollo (2010) Miguel Coyula USA/Cuba 113 min English, Spanish with English subtitles Sergio Garcet is a Cuban novelist living…  read more

Stone Center for Latin American Studies Summer Research Symposium

November 3rd, 2012
8-4 pm

The Stone Center presents a Summer Research Symposium at which Stone Center graduate students will present the results of research carried out this past summer…  read more

MARI Brown Bag - "The Burials of La Corona and El Perú-Waka': Preliminary Investigations"

November 2nd, 2012
12:15 p.m.

Erin Patterson, graduate student of the Tulane Anthropology department, will present his recent research in the Yucatan in a talk titled: “The Burials of La…  read more

Michael Stewart at Tulane

November 2nd, 2012
3 pm

Michael Stewart will give a presentation discussing his experiences in the Foreign Service and the relevance of his background in Latin American Studies at Tulane…  read more

An evening of contraband prose with the Librotraficantes

November 2nd, 2012
7-8:30pm

The following is a Press Release from the Librotraficantes describing their Nov. 2 event: Imagine the New Orleans School Board banning African American books. Well,…  read more

Tropical Studies Semester at Tulane in Costa Rica - Spring 2013 Info Session

October 31st, 2012
12-1 pm

Information session open to Sophomores and Juniors on Tulane in Costa Rica’s Spring 2013 Tropical Studies Seminar. The Spring 2013 seminar will include guest-speakers who…  read more

Spend the semester in Havana, Cuba!

October 30th, 2012
4-5 pm

Information session open to rising juniors and seniors about Tulane’s semester study abroad program in Cuba.  read more

When the Superpowers Almost Unleashed Nuclear War: Historians and the Cuban Missile Crisis 50 Years Later

October 30th, 2012
5-7 pm

The UNO Center Austria & the Department of History and the World Affairs Council of New Orleans present a panel discussion. Chair: Berthold Molden, Marshall…  read more

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Mesa Redonda/Round Table Discussion: U.S.-Cuba Relations

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¡Viva Cuba! Now what?

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute presents a round table discussion on the restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, and what it may mean for life on the island. Panelists include Tulane students and faculty.

PANELISTS:

  • Dr. Ana M. López, Associate Provost, Director of CCSI, Professor of Communication
  • Dr. Martin Dimitrov, Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Dr. Annie Gibson, Professor of Practice, CGS
  • Jimena Codina, M.A. Candidate, Latin American Studies
  • Boris Martin, Ph.D Candidate, History
  • Dr. Carolina Caballero (moderator), Lecturer, Spanish and Portuguese

All are welcome to attend. Q & A session to follow.
Friday, January 30th
4:30pm
100A Jones Hall
Greenleaf Conference Room

MARI Brown Bag: Christopher Rodning "Joara, Cuenca, and Fort San Juan: The Northern Borderlands of La Florida, 1566-1568"

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Dr. Christopher Rodning, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, will present on his research on Spanish contact with Native North Americans in the southeastern United States.

M.A.R.I.'s Brown Bag talk series is meant to provide a venue for students and faculty focusing on topics related to Mesoamerica to discuss their latest research in an informal and friendly setting. If you are interested in presenting, please email Marcello Canuto (mcanuto@tulane.edu) for more information. For the current speaker list of this talk series, please click here.

Please remember to bring your lunch!

Mobilizing at the Margins: Citizenship, Identity, and Democracy

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Tulane University's Latin American Graduate Organization invites your attendance at the 2015 Graduate Conference where you can meet graduate scholars, faculty, and community leaders interested in Latin America, explore the city, and experience the unique Mardi Gras season in New Orleans!

This year's conference encourages participants to engage with historical and emerging confrontations and reconfigurations of national identification, expressions of individual or communal identity, performances of citizenship, and re-imaginings of democracy within the context of Latin America. Latin America and the Caribbean encompass vast cultural, linguistic, and geographic diversity, making the region a subject of prolific scholarly study across disciplines. Within this complexity, conceptualizations of citizenship, identity, and democracy are constantly being negotiated, contested, and reframed in a multitude of contexts. These various encounters highlight the ways in which individuals interact with their communities, how communities define themselves within and/or beyond the framework of national borders, and how power and politics play out in an increasingly interconnected and decentralized global community.

Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Lara Putnam. Lara Putnam is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research has explored labor migration; state racism; and the ways kinship, gender, and sexuality both shape and are shaped by large-scale political and economic shifts. Publications include Radical Moves: Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age (UNC Press, 2013), The Company They Kept: Migrants and the Politics of Gender in Caribbean Costa Rica, 1870-1960 (UNC Press, 2002), and recent articles in Modernism/Modernities, International Labor and Working-Class History, the Journal of British Studies, and Small Axe. Work in progress uses examples from the history of Venezuela, Trinidad, and Grenada to explore methodological and theoretical dilemmas within history's transnational and digital "turns."

Photographic Exhibit: "Mexico, World Heritage Cities"

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the photographic exhibit “Mexico, World Heritage Cities” from January 22 to February 15, 2015. An opening reception will be held on January 22nd at 6 PM.

To date 721 sites worldwide have been listed as World Heritage sites including 167 cities. Of these cities, 10 of them are located in Mexico. The cities were chosen due to their historic, architectural, and urban importance. They include Campeche, Guanajuato, Morelia, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Miguel, Zacatecas, and Mexico City.

Summer in Argentina Program Info Session

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TULANE SUMMER IN ARGENTINA PROGRAM
JUNE 14 – JULY 17, 2015
FREE FOOD!

Summer in Argentina is a Tulane-run five-week program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that offers six credits of courses in Spanish and Political Science. It’s ideal for students who want to have an experience abroad and strengthen their Spanish skills, but cannot commit to a semester-long program. It’s also an outstanding opportunity for anything who wants to have a rich experience in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Come meet the director of the program, talk to alumni of the 2014 program, and enjoy some Argentine food!

A representative from the Stone Center for Latin American Studies will also be present, so bring all of your questions.

Wednesday, February 25
5:00-6:00PM
100A Jones Hall, Greenleaf Conference Room

For more information about the program, contact Professor Marilyn Miller (mgmiller_at_tulane.edu), or Laura Wise (sclassum_at_tulane.edu).

Congreso internacional de literatura y cultura centroamericanas (CILCA XXIII)

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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, y Purdue University Calumet tienen el gusto de invitar al CONGRESO DE LITERATURA y CULTURA CENTROAMERICANAS (CILCA XXIII) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de New Orleans, Louisiana, del 11 al 13 de marzo del 2015 en el campus de Tulane University y Loyola University New Orleans.

Desde el primer congreso realizado en Nicaragua 1993, CILCA se ha caracterizado por ser un espacio de intercambio intelectual y de amistad para académicas/os, escritoras/es y lectoras/es. El congreso se ha efectuado en todos los países centroamericanos y por primera vez en su historia, CILCA se realizará en los Estados Unidos. La ciudad escogida es Nueva Orleáns, puerta de entrada hacia el Caribe y los países de América Central. El intercambio cultural entre Nueva Orleáns y América Central ha sido intenso por muchísimos años, y la ciudad alberga una de las comunidades de origen hondureño más grandes de los Estados Unidos. Tulane University tiene estrechos lazos con la región a través del Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, y the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola University New Orleans se ha distinguido por el trabajo con las comunidades hispanas que realizan varias de sus unidades académicas, incluyendo the Law School y el Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

La organización de CILCA XXIII la realizan la Dra. Maureen Shea y el Dr. Uriel Quesada, expertos en literatura y cultura centroamericanas, con el apoyo del Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creador y promotor de CILCA.

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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Purdue University Calumet invite you to the Congress on Literature and Culture of Central America (CILCA XXIII) which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana March 11-13 2015 on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola New Orleans.

From the first conference, held in Nicaragua in 1993, CILCA has been a space for intellectual exchange and friendship for academics and writers. The conference has been held in all of the Central American countries and for the first time in its history will be held in the United States. New Orleans, the gateway to the Caribbean and Central America, has been chosen as the location. New Orleans and Central America have a longstanding cultural exchange and New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the United States. Tulane has long connections with the region through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, and the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola New Orleans works closely with hispanic communities particularly through the Law school and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

CILCA XXIII is organized by Drs. Maureen Shea and Uriel Quesada, experts on the literature and culture of Central America, with the support of Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creator of CILCA.

  • CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2015. Call for papers is available here
  • MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE HOTEL HERE.

Registration prices are listed below:

Early Registration (BEFORE January 15, 2015):

  • $150.00 U.S. academics
  • $125.00 U.S. Latin American academics traveling from Latin America; graduate students in the U.S.
  • $100.00 Latin American graduate students traveling from Latin America

Late registration (AFTER January 15, 2015):

  • $165.00 U.S. academics
  • $140.00 Latin American academics traveling from Latin America; graduate students in the U.S.
  • $115.00 Latin American graduate students traveling from Latin America