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Shelter from the Storm: Tulane Offers Tuition-Free Guest Semester for Students Impacted by Hurricane Maria

October 16th, 2017

The original story was published by Jeff Schiffman, Director of Admission, on the Tulane University Admissions Blog, on October 13, 2017. A few weeks ago…  read more

From Tulane News: Film festival to feature student documentary

October 11th, 2017

By Mary Cross (mcross3@tulane.edu) Students become both historians and filmmakers in “Visual History and Filmmaking,” a course helmed by Justin Wolfe, William Arceneaux Professor of…  read more

New Summer Study Abroad Program in Amazonia

October 10th, 2017

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is enthused to announce its new summer study abroad offering in Napo, Ecuador: Amazonian Culture and Environment at…  read more

From the SLA Newsletter: Visual History & Filmmaking - Student Documentaries

October 4th, 2017

Professor Justin Wolfe Visual History & Filmmaking course takes an innovative approach to teaching historical analysis. The class challenges students to do historical research in…  read more

Brazil's Grupo OPNI Paints Empowerment at Tulane

September 18th, 2017

Written by Annie McNeill Gibson, PhD “I am so happy to see artwork happening on our campus depicting communities of color,” said senior Shannon Watson,…  read more

Tulane New Wave: $2 million gift strengthens Latin American Studies at Tulane

September 15th, 2017

This story originally appeared in the Tulane New Wave titled $2 million gift strengthens Latin American Studies at Tulane on September 14, 2017. Story by…  read more

Stone Center for Latin American Studies joins together to welcome Professor Hoopes

September 11th, 2017

On Friday, September 8, 2017, faculty from the Stone Center welcomed John Hoopes, professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas, who is visiting Tulane…  read more

Meet CIPR's New Post-Doctoral Fellows

September 11th, 2017

Maria Akchurin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research and a sociologist studying institutional politics and social movements relating to…  read more

Dr. Sarah Fouts Publishes Article in NACLA on Immigration, Labor, and Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

September 11th, 2017

Stone Center Alum and current Post-Doctoral Fellow at Lehigh University, Sarah Fouts, has recently published an article in NACLA (North American Congress on Latin America)…  read more

From Tulane News: Stone Center offers new Master of Arts program in Costa Rica

August 31st, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane News website titled Stone Center offers new Master of Arts program in Costa Rica on August 30, 2017.…  read more

John W. Hoopes Joins the Stone Center as a Greenleaf Distinguished Visitor for Fall 2017

August 30th, 2017

Written by John W. Hoopes My research focuses on pre-Hispanic indigenous peoples of the Isthmo-Colombian Area, a territory stretching from eastern Honduras to northern Colombia…  read more

Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs Celebrates Hispanic Heritage in Washington

August 24th, 2017

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs promotes all facets of Latin American studies nationwide. CLASP fosters global competency, language proficiency and cultural awareness of…  read more

Jesús Ruiz Lecture at the John Carter Brown Library

August 23rd, 2017

Stone Center Doctoral Candidate Jesús Ruiz, who is currently the Helen Watson Buckner Memorial Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library, is giving a talk…  read more

Dr. Lustig to join ILO's Global Commission on the Future of Work

August 23rd, 2017

Dr. Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute, has been invited by the International…  read more

From Tulane New Wave In Focus: Family Ties

August 16th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News In Focus website titled Family ties. on August 15, 2017. Story by Paula Burch-Celentano pburch@tulane.edu.…  read more

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Talk with Noah Bullock: What is a Human Rights Approach?

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Noah Bullock, the Executive Director at Cristosal, will be giving a talk entitled: What is a Human Rights Approach? This talk is part of Tulane University’s celebration of International Education Week which highlights the benefits of international exchange on campus. IEW at Tulane runs from October 16th- October 20th. More information about the Tulane IEW and the events on campus can be found here.

Olancho Screening-New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University are sponsoring the following screenings for the New Orleans Film Festival, which will run from October 11th-19th. Screenings are held at various locations in New Orleans. The box office is located at the Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130).

OLANCHO

28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival to Feature Latinx Programming

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The 28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival will be held from October 11th to October 19th at participating theaters in the New Orleans area. Born in a city known for its eclectic and artistic vibrancy, the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) has sought out bold and passionate storytellers since 1989. It is the longest-running festival of its kind in the state of Louisiana and one of the largest film festivals in the South. Now in its 28th year, the New Orleans Film Festival has grown into an internationally respected annual event that attracts 20-25k people, 400+ filmmakers, and 240 films.

This year’s film festival will feature a number of films relating to the Latin American community, either in subject matter and/or made by Latin American filmmakers. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute will be sponsoring several films, including Olancho and Cuban Short Stories.

A full list of film selections and synopses may be found here.

For more information on tickets, passes, and film packages, visit the NOFF website.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University are sponsoring the following films:

Olancho
Manuel, a farmer from Olancho, Honduras, seeks fame by making music for the region’s drug cartels. When some of his song lyrics get him in trouble, he must make the most difficult decision of his life: continue the quest for fame, or flee. For information on times and locations, visit the Olancho event page.

Cuban Shorts: Cine Cubano
These Cuban short stories are a series of short films highlight cultural and social subject manner relating to the Cuban community. For more information on show times and locations, visit the event page.

Fighting Cuba’s Boxing Ban
A short documentary about female boxing in Cuba, where the Cuban government forbade women from competing in the 2016 summer olympics.

Manuel
A short documentary about an 87-year-old Cuban man who brews and sells potions said to be aphrodisiacs.

Parade
Jazz students from New Orleans travel to Cuba on a cultural exchange and collaborate on a parade, celebrating open borders.

Connection (Conectifai)
A portrait of a park in Havana where, thanks to public Wi-Fi, a new kind of meeting place has arisen.

Charlie
Four decades after hijacking a plane to Cuba to avoid charges of killing a state trooper, a former black power militant reflects on his past in a letter to his nine-year-old Cuban son.

Forever, Comandante (Hasta Siempre, Comandante)
Living in the shadow of the revolutionary generation’s unrelenting Cuban ideals, Ernesto, a 14-year-old barber, wants to get a tattoo despite his father’s adamant objection.

Prince of Smoke
Cuban tobacco farmer and artisanal cigar maker Hirochi Robaina follows in his legendary grandfather’s footsteps as he fights to preserve a 171-year-old family legacy.

Additional titles relating to the Latin American community include:

The Thunder Feast (Truenos de San Juan)
A documentary about the ancient festival of San Juanito in Guanajuato where homemade explosives are part of the revelry, but not everyone in the community is sure this tradition should continue.

Sambá
A documentary about Cisco, a Dominican-born man who returns to the Dominican Republic after doing time in a United State prison. Cisco soon finds that the only way he can make money is getting involved in loosely organized street fighting.

Days of Wholesome Joy
A Cuban narrative short about a woman taking care of her grandmother who has dementia.

Holy Hill
A narrative short story about a nun who works at a school for young boys in the Dominican Republic. Both she and the boys have parallel sexual awakenings.

Camp of the Innocents
A Louisiana-made short documentary about the U.S. interment of Latin American “enemy aliens” during World War II in New Orleans. The entire synopsis, as well as show times and location may be found here.

Dead Horses
A Catalan animated short film about a child fleeing his home during wartime.

Bells in the Mountains
A Spanish short documentary about a group of cows who migrate seasonally from the town of Ullé through the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees Mountains.

Elegy
A short narrative film about a girl who cannot process her complicated feelings about the death of her two classmates.

Cuban Shorts: Cine Cubano-New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University are sponsoring the following screenings for the New Orleans Film Festival, which will run from October 11th-19th. Screenings are held at various locations in New Orleans. The box office is located at the Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130).

CUBAN SHORTS: CINE CUBANO

  • Saturday, October 14th 1:00PM | Member $10 General $13
  • Thursday, October 19th 11:30AM | Members $7 General $10

Tulane to host MET Curator Dr. Joanne Pillsbury for talk on Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas

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Dr. Joanne Pillsbury, the Andrall E. Pearson Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will give a presentation titled From the Heart of the Andes: On Creating Golden Kingdoms, as part of the 2017 Wladis Seminar on Curatorial Careers at the Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Pillsbury will give a behind-the-scenes view of the exhibition Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas (Getty Research Institute and Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fall 2017-Spring 2018), and the international research project that inspired it. Drawing upon significant recent archaeological findings and new investigations into the roles of artists, their patrons, and their workshops, the lecture focuses on luxury arts in the lands between the two great imperial capitals of the ancient Americas: Cusco, the seat of the Inca state, and Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital. It probes a fundamental question: How can we discern and interpret indigenous ideas of value?

Dr. Pillsbury is a specialist in the art and archaeology of the Precolumbian Americas. Pillsbury earned her PhD from Columbia University. She was previously associate director of the Getty Research Institute and director of Precolumbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of numerous publications, including the three-volume Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Studies, 1530–1900 (2008), the Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Award recipient Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks (2012), and Past Presented: Archaeological Illustration and the Ancient Americas (2012), which was awarded the Association for Latin American Art Book Award.

The lecture is sponsored by the Newcomb Art Department, supported by a gift from Mark and Diane Wladis.

For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Boone via email to eboone@tulane.edu.

For more information, view the official flyer here.

Tulane to host Dr. Andrew Paxman for a talk on William Jenkins and the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming historian and biographer Dr. Andrew Paxman, who will present his research and recent book in a talk titled William Jenkins: Profiteer of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema on October 19th.

In his talk, Dr. Paxman will focus on the life and film industry activities of William Jenkins, an American from humble beginnings who became the richest man in Mexico. Using biographical information and excerpts from his recent book Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate, Dr. Paxman will highlight how the American entrepreneur built up the Mexican film industry.

Currently, Dr. Paxman is a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where he teaches history and journalism. Earlier in his career, Dr. Paxman was a journalist in Mexico and co-authored El Tigre: Emilio Azcárraga y su imperio Televisa (2000). He earned a Masters in Latin American Studies from University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in History from the University of Texas, Austin.