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Stone Center Summer 2017 Photography Competition!

May 25th, 2017

Stone Center for Latin American Studies Announces the Summer 2017 Photo Contest! This summer, the Stone Center is conducting a photography contest open to all…  read more

Learning about Latin America at the Library - the New Orleans Public Library!

May 19th, 2017

The New Orleans Public Library has been learning about Latin America this past year with two special programs. Through the Stone Center for Latin American…  read more

Exhibit designed by LAS students featured in the Times-Picayune

May 8th, 2017

On May 4th, The Times Picayune featured a story about the exhibit designed by Tulane students in Edie Wolf’s course. The exhibit “Women, Community, and…  read more

Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems Country Spotlight: Argentina

May 8th, 2017

In the new Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems (CSES) Country Spotlight series, Noam Lupu, Virginia Oliveros and Luis Schiumerini discuss CSES’s electoral context and the…  read more

2017 Américas Award Winners Announced

May 2nd, 2017

The 2017 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature winners were announced this weekend by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) at…  read more

From the Tulane News: Art from Puerto Rico goes beyond the canvas

April 26th, 2017

By Teresa Parker Farris Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the granting of U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans and and the impending referendum on the…  read more

From the Tulane Liberal Arts Newsletter: Peruvian Archaeology Brings Scholars to Japan

April 18th, 2017

By Jason Nesbitt Assistant Professor of Anthropology “During the recent spring break, Elizabeth Boone (Art), John Verano, Tatsuya Murakami, and I (Anthropology) visited Japan as…  read more

From the Tulane News: Costa Rican President receives top honor

April 4th, 2017

From the Tulane News, written by Alicia Jasmin “A day-long visit to the uptown campus Friday by Costa Rican President and Tulane University alumnus Luis…  read more

LARC Master Teacher to visit Colombia through Teachers for Global Classrooms

March 22nd, 2017

Aaron Forbes, a LARC Master Teacher, and a Spanish Teacher at Morris Jeff Community School will travel to Colombia for three weeks through the Teachers…  read more

Toby Miller, Distinguished Greenleaf Scholar for Spring 2017

March 20th, 2017

From January to August 2017, Toby Miller is Greenleaf Distinguished Chair and Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies, Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American…  read more

From the Tulane SLA Newsletter: Prestigious Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships Awarded to SLA Students

March 16th, 2017

“An institute based in Washington, D.C. and affiliated with Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection and its community of scholars are at the…  read more

From the Tulane SLA Newsletter: Learning Spanish through the culinary traditions of Latin America

March 16th, 2017

“On February 23rd, the Introductory Spanish II class, SPAN 1020, made a trip to the Ideal Market, a Latin American food market located in Mid…  read more

Dr. Smilde publishes NYTimes Op-ed 'Venezuelan Democracy Needs the Hemisphere's Help'

March 14th, 2017

Two weeks ago, at the invitation of Senator Bob Corker, Dr. David Smilde testified before the Committee on Foreign relations at a hearing on Venezuela’s…  read more

Latin America at the Crossroads Seminar: Colombia

March 9th, 2017

On Friday, March 3, 2017, CIPR hosted the third talk in the series “Latin America at a Crossroads.” Dr. David Roll (National University of Colombia)…  read more

Spring Series Latin America at the Crossroads continues - Brazil summary

March 1st, 2017

On Friday, February 17, 2017, CIPR hosted the second talk in a series entitled “Latin America at a Crossroads.” Dr. Timothy Power (Oxford) discussed Brazil’s…  read more

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Call For Papers- Haiti: Paradoxes, Contraditions, Intersections in the Making of a People

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Haitian Studies Association’s 29th Annual Conference

The Haitian Studies Association will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, a site that offers scholars a look at how the “making of the people” occurs outside of the geopolitical spaces associated with a nation-state. Indeed, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 forced not only the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, but also the migration of slaves, slave owners, and free blacks and mulattos between the two former French territories. These movements of people led to the creation of new spaces where migrants linked to an emergent Haiti would become part of a new North American dynamic also characterized by inequalities and exclusion.

The Haitian Studies Association seeks a diverse set of scholarly interrogations of these themes from disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. We are especially interested in fully constituted panels, and will prioritize panels that speak directly to our themes and attempt an interdisciplinary dialogue.

Panel and roundtable proposals are to be no longer than 500 words, clearly listing the individual paper titles and authors. Individual paper abstracts should be around 250 words. Presenters are expected to register for the conference in advance to ensure their names are in the program.

Proposals with be accepted until June 1st, 2017. Fore information regarding the conference and guidelines for proposals, click here.

Somos Nós: Brazil on the Move K-12 Educator Workshop

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LARC, along with Vanderbilt and the University of Georgia, is sponsoring a workshop on Brazilian culture and teaching Portuguese. K-16 educators of any discipline and grade-level are welcome to apply to attend this 5 day institute. Throughout the week, educators will work to develop interdisciplinary curricula, which they can bring back to their schools to teach and share with colleagues. The focus of the workshop will be the environment.

Register today!

Check out these photos from the 2015 workshop held in New Orleans.

Check out LARC’s curriculum on Brazil and Portuguese to get ready for the workshop!

Please visit the workshop webpage for more information.

K-14 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Havana, Cuba | June 17 – July 1, 2017

The Application Deadline has Passed
$3,500.00 for 15 days

This two-week program through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Cuban and Caribbean Studies, and in collaboration with Primary Source provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

Tulane’s summer program is locally sponsored and supported by the National Union of Writers and Artists. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and several cultural venues. In addition to field trips in Havana, there will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara, Playa Girón, and Viñales.

For more information and for the institute application, please visit the institute webpage.

Summer Reading at the Pebbles Center Algiers

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Our summer story hour will take place in June, July, and August on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, and Mango, Abuela, and Me. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes

June 13
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July 11
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August 8
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