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Professor John W. Verano's Summer Field Work in Peru

September 27th, 2012

Since 1983, Professor John W. Verano has collaborated with several major archaeological projects on the north coast of Peru, excavating and analyzing human remains from…  read more

Eduardo Silva publishes and presents new scholarly work

September 20th, 2012

Eduardo Silva, Professor of political science and Associate Research Fellow at CIPR, has published “Exchange Rising? Karl Polanyi and Contentious Politics in Latin America,” in…  read more

NERCHE Announces Recipient of the 2012 Ernest A. Lynton Award

September 20th, 2012

The New England Research Center for High Education (NERCHE) awarded this year’s Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty…  read more

CEQ's George Gray Molina publishes in America Economia

September 11th, 2012

George Gray Molina, Chief Economist and Team Leader Regional Human Development and Millennium Development Goals in the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean,…  read more

Nora Lustig moderates OAS conference in Washington DC

September 11th, 2012

On September 5th, economics Professor Nora Lustig moderated the OAS (Organization of American States) “Policy Roundtable on Responsible Corporate Governance and Debt Issuance” held in…  read more

K-12 Educators Become Cultural Anthropologists

September 10th, 2012

This past July ten educators travelled to Guatemala with archaeologist, Diane Davies and program manager Denise Woltering to learn more about the culture and history…  read more

Nora Lustig Publishes in LASA Summer Newsletter

July 27th, 2012

Professor Nora Lustig, an associate research fellow of CIPR, and Luis F. Lopez Calvo, Chief Economist at the UNDP, have published an article in the…  read more

CEQ Results Featured in World Bank's "Inequality in Focus" Newsletter

July 3rd, 2012

In the latest issue of the World Bank's newsletter "Inequality in Focus," Professor Nora Lustig has published an article, "Taxes, Transfers, and Income Redistribution in…  read more

Mauro Porto publishes book: Media Power and Democratization in Brazil

July 3rd, 2012

Mauro Porto, a Tulane Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and an associate of the Stone Center, has published a book, Media Power and…  read more

Manuel Alcántara Sáez publishes book

June 6th, 2012

Manuel Alcántara Sáez, Greenleaf Chair for Latin American Studies in 2010, has published a book El Oficio de Politico. The book appeared in the editorial…  read more

Introducing the 2012-2013 CIPR Post-doctoral Fellows

May 23rd, 2012

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) is proud to introduce its new Post Doctoral Fellows for 2012-2013: Federico Rossi, Matthew Johnson and Jessica…  read more

Tulane University and Inter-American Dialogue Honor Enrique Iglesias

May 16th, 2012

On May 15, Tulane University and the Inter-American Dialogue honored Enrique Iglesias, previous president of the Inter-American Development Bank, for his contributions to the social…  read more

Two Latin American Studies Seniors to Speak at Commencement

May 14th, 2012

The Stone Center is proud to announce that two of its graduating seniors have been chosen to be student speakers at this year's Commencement Ceremonies.…  read more

Excellence in Latin American Studies Spring Awards Ceremony

May 14th, 2012

On May 3, the Stone Center hosted its annual Awards Ceremony to honor students and faculty that have demonstrated excellence in Latin American Studies during…  read more

Nora Lustig Awarded for SLA Outstanding Research

May 3rd, 2012

Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts hosted its annual Faculty Awards ceremony on May 2, 2012. Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics…  read more

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Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas Exhibit

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MEXICO IN NEW ORLEANS: A Tale of Two Americas
May 5 through August 30, 2015
Opening reception on Cinco de Mayo (Tuesday, May 5)

From May 5 through August 30, 2015, the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge, LA will present Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas. The exhibition explores the artistic exchange between Louisiana and Mexico from the 1920s through 1950s, a period of vibrant cultural and artistic connections between the two regions. The exhibition tells the story of a decades-long dialogue between Mexican and Louisianan artists that critically shaped the art of both countries, resulting in artistic affinities that continue to connect Louisiana and Mexico today.

During the 1920s and 1930s, a series of celebrated Mexican art exhibitions brought the art and culture of modern Mexico to Louisiana. By 1928, the New Orleans Times-Picayune had proclaimed Mexican artist Diego Rivera "the greatest painter on the North American continent," and encouraged Louisiana artists to take counsel from modern Mexican art. In 1930, a critic for the Times-Picayune urged Louisiana artists to turn their gaze from the art of Europe and towards the art of Mexico, writing that Mexican art was "more nearly related to us emotionally" than European art.

By the late 1920s, Louisianan artists like William Spratling, Caroline Durieux, Alberta Kinsey, and Conrad A. Albrizio began travelling to Mexico to learn from Mexican artists like Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Ruffino Tamayo, and Carlos Orozco Romero. These artists became friends, colleagues, and frequent collaborators, organizing exhibitions in both Mexico City and New Orleans that celebrated their artistic alliance. Diego Rivera's portrait of Louisiana printmaker Caroline Durieux, for example, was shown at least three times in exhibitions at the Belles Arts in Mexico City, and also appeared at the New Orleans Arts and Crafts Club, paired with the work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. By the early 1930s, the strength of this artistic interaction
between Mexico and Louisiana caused a writer for The New Orleanian to characterize Louisianan art as having a "distinct Mexican tinge." By 1933, the Times-Picayune cited an undeniably "strong Mexican trend" in Louisiana art.

Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas is the first major museum exhibition to explore this captivating international cultural exchange. features more than 80 works by both Mexican and Louisianan artists who were part of this captivating international cultural exchange and will be accompanied by a richly illustrated bilingual exhibition catalogue designed by the LSU School of Art. The exhibition features artwork drawn from the LSU Museum of Art's collection of works by Diego Rivera and Caroline Durieux, as well as artworks by other prominent artists like David Alfaro Siqueiros, Boyd Cruise, and Elizabeth Catlett borrowed from public and private collections including the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Latin American Library at Tulane University. In the exhibition, paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints by these artists will be supplemented with sculpture, furniture, decorative arts, and ephemera such as pamphlets and postcards which help tell the story of Mexico in New Orleans-and New Orleans in Mexico.

Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas is curated by Dr. Katie A. Pfohl, and organized by the LSU Museum of Art.

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. Visit the schedule from last year’s workshop website or download the agenda here

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)

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!

Day of the Dead Traditions of Guatemala K-16 Educator Workshop

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