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LATEST SITE UPDATES
- La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva
- Casa Samba Performance and Workshop
- Afro-Latin Xpressions
- Pre-Columbian Heritage and Indigenous Communities in Central America: The Role of Archaeology in the 21st Century
- A Tale of Two Cities: Recent Investigations at Xunantunich, Belize
- Venezuela: Challenges, Crisis and Perspectives
- Screening of "Truth 12.528" and Q&A with director Paula Sacchetta
- Steve Stern Talk, "Dangerous Truths: Latin American Truth Commissions in Comparative Perspective"
- The Arts of Truth-Telling: The Peruvian and Brazilian Truth Commissions from a Comparative Perspective
- Ayotzinapa Caravana in New Orleans: Two events of Solidarity and Dialogue
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- A Talk by Alan Knight-"Total War: Mexico and Europe 1914-15"
- Public Lecture and Open Seminar on Current US-Cuba Relations and Cuba's Environmental Sustainability
- MARI Brown Bag: Kathryn Sampeck "Violence, Money, and Piracy in the Homeland of Chocolate: Colonial Guatemala's Bittersweet Legacy"
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Casa Samba Performance and Workshop
Join tBSU at 8PM on Thursday, March 26th for a Brazilian dance workshop and performance by Casa Samba to celebrate Afro-Latino culture!For more information contact BSU at email@example.com.
Venezuela: Challenges, Crisis and Perspectives
Two years after the death of Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s 21st Century Socialism is confronting serious challenges. The economic difficulties inherited by successor Nicolas Maduro have only gotten worse with the decline in the price of oil. The crisis of Venezuela’s economic model also puts in doubt a revolution based on participatory democracy and social inclusion. From different methodological and disciplinary perspectives, the three speakers will discuss the most significant challenges facing socialism and democracy in Venezuela.
The panel will feature María Pilar García-Guadilla, a Professor at the Department of Urban Planning and the Graduated Programs of Political Sciences and Sustainable Development, at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela, Eduardo Silva, Professor of Political Science at Tulane University, and David Smilde, Professor of Sociology at Tulane University. The discussion will be moderated by Ludovico Feoli, Director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research.
Sponsored by CIPR.
RSVP required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve a spot.
Art Exhibit: Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project
The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, in conjunction with the 2015 Tulane Maya Symposium (TMS), is hosting an art exhibit by Jay Frogel featuring photographs and images of ancient Maya sites. Frogel mixes modern photographs with drawings from the 1800s to show the passage of time at these sites. The opening reception will be held on March 19th.
La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva
Dr. Mariano Siskind, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, will present a talk entitled "La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva."
The talk will be held in Spanish. A short reception will follow.
¿Se puede considerar a la primera guerra mundial como un conflicto latinoamericano? Cuando abordamos esta pregunta en apariencia irrisoria desde la perspectiva de la historia literaria y cultural, emerge un archivo latinoamericano de experimentos estéticos sobre la guerra que interroga su mundialidad y el lugar de la cultura latinoamericana en el contexto de la globalización de la cultura moderna, De Darío a Nervo, de Gómez Carrillo a Alejandro Sux, muchos escritores modernistas presenciaron la guerra desde muy cerca y desde muy lejos, pero siempre tratando de achicar la distancia geopolítica que los separaba de la escena bélica a partir de una compleja identificación discursiva con la empresa de los aliados. Esta necesidad de suturar la distancia que los separa de las trincheras del frente occidental pone en evidencia el campo de fuerzas simbólicas y afectivas que se constituye a partir de los intentos de los modernistas por inscribir su proyecto estético en un escenario transcultural que ellos mismos invisten con significantes universales.
Summer K-12 Teacher Institute: Teaching Afro-Brazilian Identity in the K-12 Classroom
The Latin American Resource Center, the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and the Portuguese Flagship Program at the University of Georgia are presenting a K-12 teacher workshop on the Portuguese language and Brazilian Culture. The workshop will take place on the Tulane University Uptown Campus.
K-12 educators of any discipline and grade-level are welcome to apply to attend this 5 day institute. The focus of the institute is on the language, culture, and performance of Brazil. The workshop will include exposure to the Portuguese language, discussions with scholars of Brazilian culture and performance, viewings of Brazilian films, and performances by Brazilian groups. Throughout the week, educators will work to develop interdisciplinary curricula, which they can bring back to their schools to teach and share with colleagues. There is a specialized track to this institute in order to better support participants. There is a Portuguese Language track which consists of intensive morning language sessions for those interested in receiving a crash course in basic Portuguese. This track is open to participants with Spanish language background and little to no Portuguese training. While this track is meeting every morning, sessions for those interested in cultures of Brazil will take place. Please make sure to identify if you would like to be in the language track in your application form at the bottom of this page.
Participants have the option of registering under three affordable rates:
- Basic Registration – $50 [includes all materials, parking permit for 5 days, internet access and registration to entire program with no lodging or meals.]
- Full Registration – $250 [includes all above plus includes lodging (with linens) in a Tulane residence hall 4 nights, with 2 meals a day, and access to Tulane Reilly Fitness Center.]
- Deluxe Registration – $300 [includes everything above plus guarantees a single room in the residence hall.]
The 2015 Summer K-12 Teacher Institute, Somos Nós: Teaching Afro-Brazilian Identity is a 20-hour program designed for K-12 teachers, librarians, or administrative staff. K-12 educators will benefit from this timely, interactive program on one of the world's strongest and most influential economies in the world, Brazil. The program is sponsored by Tulane University, the University of Georgia, and Vanderbilt University through a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant.
A detailed schedule will be posted shortly. For more information visit the institute webpage
For more information, please contact Denise Woltering Vargas at 504-862-3143 or email@example.com
Summer K-12 Teacher Institute in Cuba
Teaching Cuban Culture and Society: A Summer K-12 Teacher Institute in Cuba
Havana, Cuba | June 20 – July 4, 2015
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is offering a unique summer study abroad program for K-12 teachers in Havana, Cuba in 2015. This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and people 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.
PLEASE VIEW THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY.
ITINERARY – 15 DAYS
- Day 1 – U.S./HAVANA, CUBA
Depart from Tampa, FL, Upon arrival, enjoy dinner and a welcome reception followed by an informal walk and people watching on the Malecón.
- Day 2 – HAVANA
Havana Vieja Tour with local preservation experts to discuss in depth the history of local landmarks, historical preservation efforts, and future plans. Visit "Arte Corte" – a barber shop and hair-dressing school in the Santo Angel neighborhood developed to promote skills in the community and support the local economy – and meet with local community leaders., students and elderly folks at the community center Visit the Callejón de Hamel for rumba music and meet with Centro Habana residents. Presentation on AfroCuban dance with musical expert Cari Diez; opportunity to interact with the musicians and staff.
- Day 3 – HAVANA
Lecture with Professor Alfredo Prieto on "Cuba Since the Special Period." Curriculum development workshop. Visit the Cuba Council of Churches to meet local people and participate in a seminar about the organization's work in the areas of youth, agriculture, social welfare, and international communications.
- Day 4 – HAVANA
Walking tour of Calle Obispo in the morning with Professor Rafael Hernández. Meet the instructors and students of La Colmenita, an after-school program that uses song and dance performance as a social development tool.
- Day 5 – HAVANA
Presentation by Professor Isabel Rigol on "Current Challenges Facing Havana's Effort to Preserve its Architecture and Heritage." Visit to the Escuelas Nacional de Arte and meet with students and faculty. Evening walk and visit to the Cañonazo at the Morro.
- Day 6 – VINALES
Day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Viñales for landscape and village exploration. Explore the mountainous magotes and visit and meet local tobacco farmers working in their fields and storehouses. At the Casa del Veguero we'll have an introduction to tobacco farming and tobacco production. Visit with locals in the town of Viñales; lunch will be a community event shared with local families, followed by a visit to a children's art center.
- Day 7 – ALAMAR
Visit to an Organipónico (urban agrarian farm) in Alamar to explore sustainable farming in Cuba and learn about Cuban cuisine from local gardeners and Noel Pina, the manager of the garden. After lunch explore the community project Muraleando, where local artists have been changing a downtrodden neighborhood into a living work of art.
- Day 8 – HAVANA/JAIMANITAS
Visit to Cementerio Colón and interact with the dozens of pilgrims who line up daily at the tomb of Amelia Goyri, said to grant miracles. Continue on to the Plaza de la Revolución. Lunch and afternoon visit to workshop of ceramic artist, José Fuster, who has turned his neighborhood into a unique, whimsical work of public art. Curriculum development in the evening.
- Day 9 – SANTA CLARA, TRINIDAD
Travel to Trinidad via Santa Clara, a town founded by 175 people on July 15, 1689. It is the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in 1958. Visit to the Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara. Also visit the historic sugar plantation of Manaca Iznaga before arriving in Trinidad.
- Day 10 – TRINIDAD
Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site, founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar. Trinidad was a central piece of Cuba's sugar-based economy. Guided city tour with the city historian. Visit the Trinidad library to learn about the importance of libraries and debate questions of intellectual freedom with the staff. Meet with local entrepreneur David Alamar, owner of a private paladar (Davimart) to discuss cuentaproprismo in Cuba.
- Day 11 – CIENFUEGOS
We will head to Cienfuegos, a town known for its architectural beauty which reveals its French colonial roots. Visit the Beny More School of Art that trains students in the visual and musical arts and is one of the top ten middle-level art schools in Cuba.
- Day 12 – HAVANA
We will hear from children's book author Olga Marta Pérez about the children's/ youth Literacy Scene in Cuba today. In the afternoon, we will visit the Cuban Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes accompanied by a curator.
- Day 13 – PLAYA GIRON (Site of Bay of Pigs), Ciénega de Zapata, Playa Larga
Day excursion to the historic site of the Bay of Pigs, one of the landing sites for the 1961 US-backed invasion. Visit the Finca Fiesta Campesina farm, the Playa Girón museum, the Parque Ciénaga de Zapata, the Laguna del Tesoro, and the Taino Indian village.
- Day 14 – HAVANA
Wrap-up curriculum workshop followed by a free afternoon ending in a celebratory dinner.
- Day 15 – HAVANA/U.S.
Morning departure for the U.S.
For questions, contact Denise Woltering Vargas at 504.862.3143, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Summer 2015 Institute webpage.