Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

ARCHIVE FOR: EVENTS : PAGE 18

MARI Brown Bag: "The A-MAIZE-ING Olmecs of San Lorenzo: What did they eat?"

April 15th, 2013
12:30 PM

Dr. Richard Diehl, Professor Emeritus of the University of Alabama, will present his archaeological research on the Olmec in a talk titled: "The A-MAIZE-ING Olmecs…  read more

Opening of the General Rafael E. Melgar Collection of manuscripts at The Latin American Library

April 12th, 2013
4pm

Join us for a talk, exhibit and reception to celebrate the public opening of the General Rafael E. Melgar Collection of manuscripts at The Latin…  read more

Nayana Abeysinghe - "The Other Maroons: Women, Sex, and Agency in Francophone Caribbean Women's Writing"

April 12th, 2013
noon

The French and Italian Department presents a lecture by Nayana Abeysinghe entitled “The Other Maroons: Women, Sex, and Agency in Francophone Caribbean Women's Writing.” Nayana…  read more

Challenges and Strategies for Effective Classroom Discussions

April 12th, 2013
2-4 pm

Panel Discussion with Red Tremmel, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Supriya Nair, English; Allison Truitt, Anthropology; and Casey Kane Love, Political Science and Altman Program Running…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: "The new bilingualism: Kaqchikel Maya's future"

April 12th, 2013
11:30 am

M.A.R.I. would like to announce the seventeenth talk of the 2012-13 Mesoamerican Brown Bag talk series. Joyce Bennett, doctoral candidate of the Tulane Anthropology Department,…  read more

Jeffrey Lesser - "What's so new about the "new" multicultural Brazil"

April 11th, 2013
3 pm

The Spanish and Portuguese Department presents a lecture by Jeffrey Lesser entitled “What’s so “new” about the new multicultural Brazil.” Jeffrey Lesser is Samuel Candler…  read more

Latin American Political Economy Scholarship- April 11, 2013

April 11th, 2013
9:15am-6:30pm

Session 1: Who or what is driving economic policy and development in Latin America? Goldring Woldenberg II, Room 3110 9:15-9:40, Gustavo Flores Macías (Cornell University):…  read more

New Cinema from Latin America: El niño pez [The Fish Child]

April 10th, 2013
7:00PM

El niño pez [The Fish Child] Lucía Puenzo / 96 min / 2011 / Argentina, Spain, France Lala (Inés Efron, in a performance called evocative…  read more

Día de los niños/Día de los libros

April 9th, 2013 - April 30th, 2013

Celebrate the national Día de los libros/Día de los niños program with the Pebbles Center through a series of events at New Orleans Public Library…  read more

Cuba Connection: Contemporary Cuban Art at Octavia Art Gallery

April 6th, 2013 - April 27th, 2013

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Cuba Connection, an exhibition featuring painting, photography, prints, and mixed media works by Cuban and Cuban-American artists. These…  read more

Steven Volk - Special Workshop: Teaching as Architecture

April 5th, 2013
11:30-1 pm

CELT-CE presents Dr. Steven Volk, Department of History and Director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, Oberlin College, who will lead a Special…  read more

Steven Volk - "Where to go with my Latin American Studies PhD: Thinking beyond the Tenure Track"

April 5th, 2013
2:30-4 pm

In light of what seems to be the accelerating contractions of the academic job market, graduate students would be wise to consider the dreaded “plan…  read more

New Cinema From Latin America: Zona Sur [Southern District]

April 3rd, 2013
7:00PM

Zona Sur [Southern District] Juan Carlos Valdivia / 108 min / 2011 / Bolivia La Paz’s Zona Sur neighborhood is Bolivia’s most exclusive enclave and…  read more

New Cinema from Latin America: Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo

March 20th, 2013
7:00PM

VIAJO PORQUE PRECISO, VOLTO PORQUE TE AMO [I TRAVEL BECAUSE I HAVE TO, I COME BACK BECAUSE I LOVE YOU] Marcelo Gomes & Karim Aïnouz…  read more

Session I: Open class and Discussion with Cuban filmmaker Iván Acosta

March 20th, 2013
12:00pm-12:50pm

Cuban filmmaker Iván Acosta will talk about his 1985 film Amigos in addition to all his films in general, with Q&A to follow. Given in…  read more

LATEST SITE UPDATES

EVENTS

NEWS

All Events

Upcoming Events

Regulators without Borders? Labor Inspectors in Latin America and Beyond

View Full Event Description

Please join us for the Lecture & Luncheon, “Regulators without Borders? Labor Inspectors in Latin America and Beyond” by Andrew Shrank, Olive Watson Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs at Brown University.

RSVP Required. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact: cipr@tulane.edu

Sponsored by CIPR.

Description:
The substantial body of literature addresses the growth of transnational regulatory networks that purport to foster learning, legitimacy, and coordination among national regulatory agencies. But network membership is neither universal nor well understood. Are regulators more likely to go abroad when they are vulnerable to domestic political pressure, or when their independence and influence are intact?

Art Exhibit: Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project

View Full Event Description

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, in conjunction with the 2015 Tulane Maya Symposium (TMS), is hosting an art exhibit by Jay Frogel featuring photographs and images of ancient Maya sites. Frogel mixes modern photographs with drawings from the 1800s to show the passage of time at these sites. The opening reception will be held on March 19th.

To register for the K-12 teacher workshop or the reminder of the Maya Symposium please visit the registration page.

La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva

View Full Event Description

Dr. Mariano Siskind, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, will present a talk entitled "La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva."

The talk will be held in Spanish. A short reception will follow.

Talk abstract:
¿Se puede considerar a la primera guerra mundial como un conflicto latinoamericano? Cuando abordamos esta pregunta en apariencia irrisoria desde la perspectiva de la historia literaria y cultural, emerge un archivo latinoamericano de experimentos estéticos sobre la guerra que interroga su mundialidad y el lugar de la cultura latinoamericana en el contexto de la globalización de la cultura moderna, De Darío a Nervo, de Gómez Carrillo a Alejandro Sux, muchos escritores modernistas presenciaron la guerra desde muy cerca y desde muy lejos, pero siempre tratando de achicar la distancia geopolítica que los separaba de la escena bélica a partir de una compleja identificación discursiva con la empresa de los aliados. Esta necesidad de suturar la distancia que los separa de las trincheras del frente occidental pone en evidencia el campo de fuerzas simbólicas y afectivas que se constituye a partir de los intentos de los modernistas por inscribir su proyecto estético en un escenario transcultural que ellos mismos invisten con significantes universales.

Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Graduate Studies Student Association.

Le voyage des mots: Comparaison des lexiques naturalistes des langues tupi-guarani (Amérique du Sud)

View Full Event Description

The Center for Scholars, the Department of French and Italian, and the Linguistics Program of Tulane University cordially invite you to attend a lecture in French by a distinguished specialist on the family of Tupi-Guarani languages.

Dr. Françoise Grenand is an anthropologist and Emeritus Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, French National Research Council) of France. She is renowned for her pioneering work on the vocabulary of Wayãpi and other indigenous languages in French Guiana and elsewhere in lowland South America, including Brazil. Dr. Grenand will lecture on Tupi-Guarani languages and vocabularies based on her many years of research among the Wayãpi people of French Guiana. She will present a Powerpoint in English to accompany her lecture, which will be delivered in French.

ABSTRACT:
Au cours de leur histoire, de nombreux peuples ont migré, emportant avec eux leur langue, trésor précieux et fragile. Découvrant des écosystèmes inédits, ils ont dû s'adapter et intégrer dans leur langue des mots nouveaux pour nommer les entités nouvelles. Prenant l'exemple des peuples Tupi-Guarani d'Amérique du Sud, la présente conférence entend expliquer leur démarche dans les lexiques zoologiques et botaniques. Des termes immotivés sont les témoins précieux des migrations anciennes. Des termes motivés descripteurs restent souvent neutres et de moindre portée. Motivés ou non, un certain nombre de termes, porteurs d’une grande charge sociétale, sont intéressants dans la comparaison linguistique et culturelle.

A Talk by Mariano Siskind: "La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva"

View Full Event Description

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese graduate students are pleased to invite you to the talk "La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva", by John l Prof. Mariano Siskind, from Harvard University.
The talk will take place Friday, April 17th, 2015, at 16:30 in Newcomb Hall 407. A small reception will follow.
Below you can find an abstract of the talk, which will be held in Spanish.

If you have any questions, please contact Camilo A. Malagón at cmalagon@tulane.edu, or Estefanía Flores at cflores@tulane.edu.

Hope to see you there.

"La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva"

Resumen: ¿Se puede considerar a la primera guerra mundial como un conflicto latinoamericano? Cuando abordamos esta pregunta en apariencia irrisoria desde la perspectiva de la historia literaria y cultural, emerge un archivo latinoamericano de experimentos estéticos sobre la guerra que interroga su mundialidad y el lugar de la cultura latinoamericana en el contexto de la globalización de la cultura moderna, De Darío a Nervo, de Gómez Carrillo a Alejandro Sux, muchos escritores modernistas presenciaron la guerra desde muy cerca y desde muy lejos, pero siempre tratando de achicar la distancia geopolítica que los separaba de la escena bélica a partir de una compleja identificación discursiva con la empresa de los aliados. Esta necesidad de suturar la distancia que los separa de las trincheras del frente occidental pone en evidencia el campo de fuerzas simbólicas y afectivas que se constituye a partir de los intentos de los modernistas por inscribir su proyecto estético en un escenario transcultural que ellos mismos invisten con significantes universales.

Summer K-12 Teacher Institute: Teaching Afro-Brazilian Identity in the K-12 Classroom

View Full Event Description

The Latin American Resource Center, the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and the Portuguese Flagship Program at the University of Georgia are presenting a K-12 teacher workshop on the Portuguese language and Brazilian Culture. The workshop will take place on the Tulane University Uptown Campus.

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 5, 2015!

K-12 educators of any discipline and grade-level are welcome to apply to attend this 5 day institute. The focus of the institute is on the language, culture, and performance of Brazil. The workshop will include exposure to the Portuguese language, discussions with scholars of Brazilian culture and performance, viewings of Brazilian films, and performances by Brazilian groups. Throughout the week, educators will work to develop interdisciplinary curricula, which they can bring back to their schools to teach and share with colleagues. There is a specialized track to this institute in order to better support participants. There is a Portuguese Language track which consists of intensive morning language sessions for those interested in receiving a crash course in basic Portuguese. This track is open to participants with Spanish language background and little to no Portuguese training. While this track is meeting every morning, sessions for those interested in cultures of Brazil will take place. Please make sure to identify if you would like to be in the language track in your application form at the bottom of this page.

Registration Information
Participants have the option of registering under three affordable rates:

  • Basic Registration – $50 [includes all materials, parking permit for 5 days, internet access and registration to entire program with no lodging or meals.]
  • Full Registration – $250 [includes all above plus includes lodging (with linens) in a Tulane residence hall 4 nights, with 2 meals a day, and access to Tulane Reilly Fitness Center.]
  • Deluxe Registration – $300 [includes everything above plus guarantees a single room in the residence hall.]

The 2015 Summer K-12 Teacher Institute, Somos Nós: Teaching Afro-Brazilian Identity is a 20-hour program designed for K-12 teachers, librarians, or administrative staff. K-12 educators will benefit from this timely, interactive program on one of the world's strongest and most influential economies in the world, Brazil. The program is sponsored by Tulane University, the University of Georgia, and Vanderbilt University through a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant.

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 5, 2015!

A detailed schedule will be posted shortly. For more information visit the institute webpage

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