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Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

November 14th, 2018
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for…  read more

Translating the Counter-Canon of Early Modern Spanish Theater: Theatrical Journeys with Luis Velez de Guevera

November 12th, 2018
5:30 PM

Join the Tulane Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of Theatre and Dance in welcoming Dr. Harley Erdman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for…  read more

Early Modern Globalization: Ivory Sculpture as the First Global Luxury Good

November 7th, 2018

Join the Alpha Louisiana Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa in welcoming Dr. Stephanie Porras, Associate Professor of Art History and Vice President of the…  read more

Celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage during Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans

November 2nd, 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans, is back for its 16th annual celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage. Presented by Friends of…  read more

The Latin American Library to host a talk by art historian Dr. Penny Morrill on silver art in Mexico

November 2nd, 2018
3:00 PM

Join the Latin American Library for a talk by Penny C. Morrill titled Mexican Art in Silver, on Friday, November 2. The talk will be…  read more

CIPR talk series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance to host political scienctist Victor Menaldo

October 26th, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Victor Menaldo as part of the…  read more

9th Annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica

October 19th, 2018 - October 21st, 2018

The 9th annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica will be hosted by the University of Texas San Antonio and the San Antonio Museum of Art on…  read more

CIPR post-doctoral fellow Christopher Chambers-Ju to present on labor politics and teacher mobilization in Latin America

October 19th, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tulane University’s department of Political Science in association with the Murphy Institute and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research is proud to begin the…  read more

Equity Thursdays Series to host talk on racism and immigration in the U.S.

October 18th, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

On Thursday, October 18, join the Community Engagement Advocates, the Tulane University Center for Public Service and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a talk…  read more

Medical anthropologist Dr. Torres-Velez to present research on responses to environmental and public health changes in Puerto Rico

October 18th, 2018
4:30 PM

Join the Office of Research at Tulane University in welcoming Dr. Víctor M. Torres-Velez, who will be presenting in his research in a talk titled,…  read more

Africana Studies brown bag series: Yoruba Gods in Brazilian Popular Music

October 18th, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

On Thursday, October 18, join the Department of Africana Studies at Tulane University in welcoming Dr. Christopher Dunn for brown bag talk titled Yoruba Gods…  read more

Carnaval Latino and Parade of the Americas

October 13th, 2018 - October 15th, 2018

Join us for the 19th annual Carnaval Latino festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on October 13 through October 15, 2018. The Hispanic culture…  read more

New Orleans Jazz Museum to host transcribathon of Spanish and French colonial documents

October 13th, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

The New Orleans Jazz Museum will be hosing a “Colonial Documents Transcribathon” on Saturday, October 13. A transcribathon is an all-day event where lovers of…  read more

In the Kitchen: A Day of the Dead K-12 Educator Workshop using Food

October 9th, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The end of October and beginning of November marks an important time for many in Latin America. It marks the observance of Día de los…  read more

Acclaimed Brazilian writer Luiz Ruffato to speak at Tulane

October 9th, 2018
12:30 - 2:00 PM

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University are proud to host acclaimed Brazilian author Luiz Ruffato…  read more

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CIPR talk series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance to host political economist Dr. Katrina Burgess

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Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Katrina Burgess as part of the fall speaker series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance, on Friday, November 16, in 110A Jones Hall. Dr. Burgess will give a talk titled Courting Migrants: How States Make Diasporas and Diasporas Make States.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.

Katrina Burgess (Ph.D., Princeton University) is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is author of Parties and Unions in the New Global Economy, which won the 2006 Outstanding Book Award for the best publication on labor issues granted by the Section on Labor Studies and Class Relations of the Latin American Studies Association, and co-editor with Abraham F. Lowenthal of The California-Mexico Connection. She has also published numerous book chapters, as well as articles in World Politics, Latin American Politics & Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, South European Politics and Society, Comparative Political Studies, Politica y gobierno, and International Studies Review. Dr. Burgess has also served as Assistant Director of the U.S.-Mexico Project at the Overseas Development Council in Washington, D.C. and Associate Director of the California-Mexico Project at USC in Los Angeles.

Patterns of migrant engagement in politics back home cannot be understood without examining the ways in which homeland states reach out to their migrants. Since states engaged in what can be called diaspora-making are unable to deploy many of the tools of rule within their borders, they are especially reliant on the cultivation of loyalty. The agents, motives, and loyalty-cultivation strategies of diaspora-making have important implications for whether homeland parties mobilize voters abroad, as demonstrated by the contrasts between Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Celebrate Brazilian culture during the 2018 Brazilian Bash

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The third annual Brazilian Bash will take place on Saturday, November 17, from 3 – 9 PM at Second Line Brewing. The event will include scrumptious food, exhilarating music, kids activities, and more! Homemade Brazilian food will be available for purchase from Dona Nola and Miss Farofa. During the event you will have the chance to purchase tee-shirts and donate money to Favela Brass. Favela Brass provides free brass, percussion, and English lessons for children in a small favela in Rio de Janeiro. All money raised will be invested in instruments for the school.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ja faz um ano e estamos super felizes de anunciar a terceira festa Brazilian Bash. Venha participar de um dia com comidas deliciosas, cervejas locais, musica pra dancar, atividades para as criancas e muito mais. Fique ligado para o menu, bandas e calendario de atividades.

Vamos estar vendendo camisas do Favela Brass e aceitando doacoes para suportar a escola de musica para criancas de baixa renda no Rio de Janeiro.

Este evento e GRATIS e para toda familia.

Tulane Anthropology Colloquium Series to host Walter E. Little for talk on Maya clothing consumption

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The 2018-2019 Tulane Anthropology Student Association’s colloquium series An Exploration of Power Through Practice, will continue on Friday, November 30, 3:30 PM. Join us in welcoming Dr. Walter E. Little who will present his research in a talk titled Maya Clothing Consumption and the Problem of Handmade.

Dr. Little is a professor at the University of Albany. His research focuses on the socio-economic and political lives of Latin Americans, primarily indigenous peoples. My multi-sited ethnographic research in Guatemala and Mexico combines political economy and symbolic/interpretive perspectives in order to better understand the politics of identity, international aid and economic development, heritage and tourism in urban places, and handicrafts and marketplaces. In this talk, Dr. Little will explore the contradictory consumption practice of Guatemalan Mayas via ethnographic research in Kaqchikel and K’ichee’ speaking towns to address critiques of what constitutes ‘handmade’ clothing. The new production techniques and shifting economic conditions that challenge notions of what is handmade have resulted in debates that challenge gendered and cultural identity positions.

The colloquium is free and open to the public.

The Tulane Anthropology Student Association is the graduate student organization whose year-long representatives serve as liaisons between the anthropology faculty and student populations. TASA representatives also organize the colloquium series. Colloquia are held in the first floor of Dinwiddie Hall and provide a venue for upper level graduate students, faculty members and outside scholars to present and discuss their anthropologically-themed research. TASA representatives also attend Graduate School Student Association (GSSA) as well as Graduate and Professional School Association (GAPSA) meetings and participate in the decisions made by these overarching Tulane graduate student organizations.

La Hora del Cuento: Fall Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This fall, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday, August 25 until Saturday, December 29. Children and parents are welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, September 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 3
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 1
10:30 AM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, August 25
10:30 AM

Saturday, September 22
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 27
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 24
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 29
10:30 AM

2019 Global Read Webinar Series: Diversity in Children's Literature for the classroom

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This spring, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award, and the Freeman Book Award) will sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom.

The 2019 Global Read Webinar Series will focus on the theme diversity in children’s literature. The webinar will be recorded and archived online and have accompanying curricula to correspond with the book.

Webinar Schedule

January
Middle East Book Award

February
Africana Book Award

March
Américas Book Award

April
Freeman Book Award

May
South Asia Book Award and picture books from all book awards

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce a two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves.

More information coming soon!

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.