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Bate Papo! Speak Portuguese!

October 4th, 2013 - December 6th, 2013
Every Friday, 12:00-1:00pm
12:00-1:00pm

Come practice your Portuguese and eat lunch with others practicing their Portuguese. Meet under the big white umbrellas or in the open area next to…  read more

Radical Caribbeans Conference 2013

October 3rd, 2013 - October 5th, 2013

Regular Registration: September 4th-October 5th (On-site registration will be available) Faculty: $175 Students / Independent Scholars: $115 Online registration is now closed. You may register…  read more

Film screening: Special series from "Submerged: Alternative Cuban Cinema Festival"

October 2nd, 2013
6:00PM-8:00+PM

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is screening a short Cuban film series conjointly with its Radical Caribbeans Conference. The series is a part of…  read more

Américas Award Teacher Workshop

September 23rd, 2013
9:30 AM -12:30 PM

Georgetown, Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and Vanderbilt Universities' Center for Latin American Studies are collaborating to offer an exciting K-12 teacher workshop…  read more

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

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Art Exhibit "Novia del Mar"

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the exhibit “Novia del Mar” by artist Aura Maury from August 28 to September 7th at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans. An opening reception will be held on August 28th at 6 PM. For more information please visit the Art Gallery website.

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.

Civil Rights Through the Américas Award: K-12 Teacher Workshop

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Américas Award K-12 Workshop

In celebration of the 2015 Américas Award, CLASP and Teaching for Change are hosting a K-12 teacher workshop “Civil Rights Through the Américas Award: K-12 Teacher Workshop.”

This hands-on workshop will explore issues of civil rights and identity using children's literature. The workshop will feature the work of this year's award winners, Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh and Silver People by Margarita Engle. Both authors will be in attendance to work with teachers on activities and strategies to best engage readers with the themes of civil rights, social justice, family, and identity as they arise in this year’s award winning books. Teaching for Change will highlight additional resources to incorporate teaching Social Justice and Human Rights.

All participants will receive dinner, teaching resources, and both books. Participants are also invited to attend the Américas Award Ceremony to be held at the Library of Congress from 3:00 – 5:00 PM the following evening – Friday, September 18th.

Workshop schedule will be posted soon. In the meantime, check out the workshop website or download last year’s agenda

The Américas Award is sponsored by CLASP and coordinated by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies. Additional funding is provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, The Ohio State University, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

For more information contact Denise Woltering (dwolteri@tulane.edu) (504.865.5164)

Culinary Connections: Creole Cuisines of Louisiana and/as the Caribbean

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Rico Riz, a third-generation chef and hunter-gatherer of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent, will discuss “Culinary Connections: Creole Cuisines of Louisiana and/as the Caribbean,” followed by a food presentation and tasting. Chef Riz’s culinary art, hunting and gathering techniques, and food photography have been featured on numerous blogs. He is a contributor to cookbook Hunt, Gather, Cook vol. 2 (forthcoming, Rodale Books).

This event is free and open to the public thanks to the support of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Tulane Undergraduate Activities Fund.

To RSVP or request further information, please contact Kristin Okoli at kokoli@tulane.edu.

Hispanic Convergence in New Orleans: Consulate of Mexico Art Exhibit

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the group exhibition “Hispanic Convergence in New Orleans” which features artists from Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Cuba. The exhibit will run from September 10th to October 5th at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans. An opening reception and the presentation of the commemorative poster of the “Que Pasa Fest 2015” of the Cervantes Hispanic-American Arts Foundation will be held on September 10th at 6 PM.

For more information please visit the art gallery website.

Deconstructing Día de los Muertos in the Classroom

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art are once again sponsoring a K-12 teacher workshop to celebrate Day of the Dead!

The workshop will focus on how to provide students with information about Day of the Dead, Day of the Dead traditions, and celebrating Day of the Dead in the classroom. The workshop will involve hands-on activities, including activities which will translate into the classroom!

All participants will receive light refreshments, 2 free tickets to Ogden After Hours, teaching materials and CEUs. Workshop will focus on the altar exhibit at the Ogden throughout October.

Check back for the schedule! For more information visit the workshop website.