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June 21st, 2014 - July 5th, 2014
Teaching Cuban Culture and Society: A Summer K-12 Teacher Institute in Cuba
Havana, Cuba | June 21 – July 5, 2014
APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROGRAM ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
Click here for instructions.
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is offering a unique summer study abroad program for K-12 teachers in Havana, Cuba in 2014. This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans, earn academic credit 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.
Those interested in applying must be a K-12 educator or librarian. There is no Spanish language requirement for this program. Please note: This program is only open to K-12 educators who are currently teaching, are pre-service teachers or are serving in a school or public library.
All participants will be enrolled in LAST 3130 (3 undergraduate credits): Society and Culture of Cuba taught by Professor Annie Gibson. The course enables all participants to explore Cuba with the guidance of an experienced Tulane faculty member while meeting Cuban artists, scholars, visiting local schools, non-profit organizations and more. At the end of the 15 day trip, participants will have classroom resources and activities to bring into their classrooms.
The cost of the program is $3,900 which includes 3 Tulane credits, shared room and two meals a day at the ANAP, medical insurance, airfare to/from Havana from Tampa, FL; OFAC-licensed academic visa, and specialized tours and outings. Airfare to/from Tampa, one-night hotel stay in Tampa, incidental costs, and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost.
K-12 educators interested in applying must be currently teaching in the classroom. Spanish proficiency is NOT required for this program. Complete applications (application form, statement of purpose, two recommendation letters, copy of front page of passport, and sample lesson plan) and a $150 non-refundable deposit are due by 5:00 PM on March 28, 2014.
You will be notified of your admission to the program by April 7th.
Application can be downloaded here
For more information and an application please visit the institute website.
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 on the Malecón.
- Day 2 – HAVANA
Havana Vieja Tour with Afro-Cuban Dance in the evening.
- Day 3 – HAVANA
Curriculum development and lecture with Professor Alfredo Prieto on “Cuba Today.”
- Day 4 – HAVANA
Walking tour of Calle Obispo in the morning with Professor Rafael Hernández. Visit to after-school arts program in the afternoon.
- Day 5 – HAVANA
Presentation by Professor Isabel Rigol on “Current Challenges Facing Havan’s Effort to Preserve its Architecture and Heritage.” Evening walk and visit to the Cañonazo at the Morro.
- Day 6 – VINALES
Day excursion to explore geography of Cuba’s tobacco and sugar plantations.
- Day 7 – ALAMAR
Day excursion to Organiponico in Alamar to explore sustainable farming in Cuba.
- Day 8 – HAVANA/JAIMANITAS
Visit to Cementerio Colón, Plaza de la Revolución. Afternoon visit to workshop of ceramic artist, José Fuster. 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. In Trinidad, we explore Cuba’s best-preserved colonial city.
- Day 10 – TRINIDAD
We continue to explore this UNESCO World Heritage site (since 1988). It was founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar and became a central piece of Cuba’s economy with the sugar mills.
- Day 11 – CIENFUEGOS
We will head to Cienfuegos, a town known for its architectural beauty which reveals its French colonial roots.
- Day 12 – HAVANA
We will hear from Professor Olga Marta about the Children’s Youth Literacy Scene in Cuba today. In the afternoon we will visit the Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA), a school founded in 1976 as Cuba’s national school of the arts.
- Day 13 – PLAYA GIRON (Site of Bay of Pigs)
Day excursion to the historic site of the Bay of Pigs, one of the landing sites for the 1961 US-backed invasion.
- 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.
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LATEST SITE UPDATES
- Tulane Art History Works-in-Progress Colloquium
- MARI Brown Bag: Patricia Alexander Lagarde "Contagious Chavin: How Restricted Access and a Hidden Image Inspired the Rise of the Chavin Horizon"
- Learn about Panama at the Pebbles Center!
- Vodú Chic: Cuba's Haitian Heritage, the Folkloric Imaginary, and the State
- An Evening with Francisco Goldman
- Dictatorship and Civilian Complicity: Chile, 1973-2016
- Trends in Latin American Literature: A Conversation with Jorge F. Hernandez & Yuri Herrera
- MARI Brown Bag: Francisco Estrada-Belli "Investigations on Classic Maya Dynastic Relations. An Update from Holmul"
- Identity: Art Exhibition
- Immigration & the 2016 Election
- MARI Brown Bag: Eugenia Robinson "Utatlan, A Late Postclassic Guatemalan Highland Capital: MARI Collections Research"
- Latin American Cinema Series
- Latin American Library showcases new acquisitions
- From the SLA newsletter: Urbanism in Highland Peru
- From the SLA newsletter: Spanish Colonists and Native Americans in Western North Carolina
- Jesús Ruiz published on the New York Public Library website
- Documentary "Tempo of Tomorrow Revisited" showing at the New Orleans Film Festival
- Dr. Arachu Castro named President-Elect of the Society for Medical Anthropology of the AAA
- Nora Lustig receives Schloss Prize for Economics
- Tulane archaeologists help unearth Maya monuments
- New course in Public Health for Summer in Cuba undergraduate program
- Cuban Theater Publication from Associate Director of CCSI, I. Carolina Caballero
- The Hullabaloo: Grad student embraces culture through salsa dancing
- The Library of Congress Hosts Annual Américas Award Ceremony
Vodú Chic: Cuba's Haitian Heritage, the Folkloric Imaginary, and the State
The Department of Anthropology and Tulane Anthropology Student Association present a lecture by Dr. Grete Viddal, Zemurray-Stone Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, “Vodú Chic: Cuba’s Haitian Heritage, the Folkloric Imaginary, and the State” at 4:00 pm on Friday October 21st.
Hundreds of thousands of Haitian agricultural laborers arrived in Cuba to cut cane as the Cuban sugar industry was expanding between the 1910s and the 1930s. Historically, Haitian laborers occupied the lowest strata in Cuban society. Until recently, the maintenance of Haitian traditions in Cuba was associated with rural isolation and poverty. Today however, Cuba’s Haitian communities are increasingly linked with cultural institutes, heritage festivals, music promoters, and the tourism industry. Music, dance, and rituals of Vodú are reimagined for the public stage. Viddal’s book in progress, Vodú Chic, explores how haitiano-cubanos utilize emerging “economies of folklore” in the socialist state particularly heritage conservation projects and the tourist industryto assert their voices and transform once-denigrated traditions into the exotic and desired.
A brief reception will follow the talk.
MARI Brown Bag: Patricia Alexander Lagarde "Contagious Chavin: How Restricted Access and a Hidden Image Inspired the Rise of the Chavin Horizon"
Patricia Alexander Lagarde, a Ph.D. student in the joint Latin American Studies and Art History program at Tulane University, will present a talk “Contagious Chavin: How Restricted Access and a Hidden Image Inspired the Rise of the Chavin Horizon” on her research about the Chavin art style in Peru.
For more information and a full list of Brown Bag talks, visit the Brown Bag Website.
Honduran Environmental Rights Activist Speaks on Behalf of Her Mother Berta Cáceres
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Environmental Studies program, Tulane’s Office of Multicultural Affairs the Newcomb College Institute and the local organization, Amigos de Nuestra América are pleased to present a lecture by Olivia Marcela Zúñiga Cáceres, the daughter of Berta Cáceres the Honduran environmental activist assassinated in 2014. Zúñiga Cáceres will discuss her mother’s legacy and plans to continue work on environmental issues in Honduras particularly among indigenous people.
In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Cáceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam. Cáceres grew up during the violence that swept through Central America in the 1980s. In 1993 she confounded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to address the growing threats posed to Lenca communities by illegal logging, fight for their territorial rights and improve their livelihoods. Death threats to Cáceres continued until March 3, 2016 when she was killed by gunmen in her home. Her death sparked international outrage. Dutch development bank FMO and FinnFund have since suspended their involvement in the Agua Zarca project.
Free and open to the public. Presentation will be in Spanish with interpretation in English provided. For more information, please visit stonecenter.tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.
Tulane Art History Works-in-Progress Colloquium
Presenting an art history works-in-progress colloquium where two of the department’s Ph.D. students will be giving dry runs of upcoming conference talks.
- Julia O’Keefe, Ph.D candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies will be outlining her talk- Manifesting the Sacred: Aztec Stone Boxes as Landscapes of Exchange
- Jennifer Saracino, Ph.D candidate in Art History and Latin American studies will be outlining her talk- The Glyphic Landscape: Place Glyphs as Indicators of Changing Environmental Perceptions in the Mapu Uppsala.
Trends in Latin American Literature: A Conversation with Jorge F. Hernandez & Yuri Herrera
A Conversation with Jorge F. Hernandez & Yuri Herrera
Wednesday, November 9th from 6:00 pm-9:30 pm. Together, writers Jorge F. Hernandez and Yuri Herrera will explore past and present trends in Latin American literature. Their dialogue will take place at the Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center from 6:00 pm-7:15 pm. Please join us at the Latin American Library afterwards for a reception and an exhibit, from 7:30pm-9:30pm. This talk is part of a Big Read program for Sun, Stone, and Shadows, edited by Hernandez.
The Latin American Library of Tulane University is partnering this year with the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society in presenting a community-wide BIG READ, funded in part by the National Endowment of the Arts. The BIG READ program provides support for community groups to read and discuss one book together. This year’s focus book, Sun, Stone, and Shadows, is a collection of the best Mexican short fiction curated, edited, and translated by Mexican author Jorge F. Hernandez. One of Mexico’s leading journalists and author of both non-fiction and fiction, Hernandez currently lives in Madrid, where he writes for the leading newspaper in Spain, El Pais. Recent events have brought to the fore the importance of understanding our neighbors to the south and there is no better way to familiarize oneself with a nation’s people than through their literature. Sun, Stone, and Shadows serves as a window on the soul of the Mexican people, containing prized jewels of short fiction, work by such Mexican masters as the late Carlos Fuentes.
The evening will begin with a conversation between Hernandez and the young Mexican fiction writer Yuri Herrera, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Herrera and his translator recently were awarded the highly prestigious Best Translated Book Award for Fiction. Herrera’s work explores ongoing societal issues surrounding Border culture and employs incredibly inventive language for his characters. His latest novels, both translated into English, are Signs Preceding the End of the World and The Transmigration of Bodies. Their dialogue will explore past and present trends in Latin American literature. The discussion will be followed by a reception at the library unveiling a new exhibition of rare treasures from the the Latin American Library’s collections of Mexican literature, art, and cultural artifacts. The reception will feature Mexican culinary treats and music.
This event is sponsored by the Latin American Library, the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and the National Endowment of the Arts BIG READ program.
For more information visit the event webpage
Exploring the 2016 US Elections
The US’s November elections are especially critical. The world’s power structures are undergoing dramatic changes, and so the internal political process of this world leader has even greater global consequences.
Looking beyond just the US’s foreign policy is key to understanding its actions. Over the next few months, the teaching programs at several Costa Rican institutions will focus on the following:
- An analysis of succession of power within institutional structures.
- The role of political parties (polarization).
- The influence of changing demographics.
- The geographic expression of social change.
- The effect of the democratic process in the formulation and implementation of the US’s foreign policy towards Latin American in particular.
The University of Costa Rica, through its School of Political Science, and the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos (CIEP), has joined forces with the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones y su Instituto de Formación y Estudios en Democracia (IFED), as well as with the University of Tulane, through its Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), for a series of outreach activities during the second half of 2016. These activities will utilize the resources at these educational and research institutions to promote a better understanding of the electoral process in the US.
The results of this upcoming election will have repercussions for the world, particularly in Latin American and Costa Rica. A broader, deeper understanding of the current situation will be useful for both universities and public policy decision-makers.
Participating institutions are confident that a proper analysis of this political process will lead to improved understanding and cooperation between the two nations.
Schedule of Activities
- Thursday, 8/18: Talk on the United States’ electoral system by Diego Brenes, IFED.
- Thursday, 9/1: Discussion on demographics and electoral geography in the US with Constantino Urcuyo and Jesús Guzmán.
- Thursday, 9/22: Talk on Politics and Elections: Celeste Lay, Phd. Tulane University.
- Thursday, 10/13: Discussion on elections and external politics: Carlos Murillo, Phd. in government and public policy.
- Thursday, 10/27: Talk by Jenny Lincoln Fullbright from the US Embassy.
- Monday, 11/10: Round table. Analysis of election results with Constantino Urcuyo, Felipe Alpízar, Nuria Marín, and Fernando Zeledón as moderator.