Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

61st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS)

March 27th, 2014 - March 29th, 2014

Location
Hyatt French Quarter

REGULAR REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Late Registration: After Feb. 27, 2014

  • Faculty: $150
  • Student / International Scholars: $115

Each registration includes one ticket to the Opening Reception on Thursday evening and one ticket to the Friday evening Awards Banquet. If you are bringing a guest, you may purchase one extra ticket to the Opening Reception and/or Awards Banquet. An extra banquet ticket is $60 and an extra reception ticket is $35 ($95 for both).

SECOLAS Membership
You MUST be an active SECOLAS member in order to attend and participate in the conference. Information about membership dues can be found at the SECOLAS website. Please see http://www.mtsu.edu/secolas/member.php for more information or to make a payment. Please also note that membership dues are handled and processed separately from conference registration fees.

A Note on Audiovisual Equipment
The availability of audiovisual projection technology and equipment is very limited. All panelists are encouraged to make their presentations without the use of audiovisual projection technology. If having such equipment is absolutely essential to your presentation, please let us know by emailing James D. Huck, Jr., at .

Conference Hotel Information:
All panels and conference events will take place at the Hyatt French Quarter. SECOLAS has arranged a group block and discounted rate at the hotel for nightly lodging. You can make a reservation online or by phone. The number to make a phone reservation is (888) 421-1442. When making a phone reservation, please mention that you are with the SECOLAS 2014 Annual Conference and please have the conference dates (Mar. 27-29, 2014) handy as a reference if needed.

Or, you can click here to access the group block reservations online.

In order to secure your discounted rate and room reservation, please book your stay by Thursday, March 6, 2014, which is the official block room cut-off date. After this date, all unreserved block rooms will be released for sale to the general public and the discounted group room rate will no longer be guaranteed.

Group hotel rates (nightly):

  • March 27-28: $189.00 single/double (plus relevant taxes/surcharges)
  • A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the discounted group rate for Wednesday, March 26, and Saturday, March 28.
  • For the hotel address and other information, please visit the Hyatt French Quarter’s website: http://frenchquarter.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

New Orleans City Guide
We’ve put together a brief guide to the city for quick reference. You can view or print it by clicking here. There are many online options as well, such as www.neworleansonline.com.

Conference Program & Paper/Author Abstracts
Please click here to view or download the Conference Program as of March 25, 2014, in .pdf file format. The document will be re-uploaded as panel room assignments are confirmed and as any other changes to the program need to be made, so please check back regularly for any updates.

You can also view the abstracts of all papers submitted for the upcoming conference in .pdf file format by clicking here. NOTE: Please be advised that the information in these abstracts is accurate as of March 21, 2014. Last minute cancellations or changes to the program may affect the information contained in the abstracts. Please refer to the latest program for the most up-to-date information on panel assignments and panelists.

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Cultural Kinship Conference: Presented by the LA Creole Research Association

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The Louisiana Creole Research Association will host its’ 13th annual conference from October 20-22 in New ORLEANS, LA. The conference will explore the phenomenon of Creolization and identity that exists in both the Caribbean and in New Orleans and their common Creole culture. Learn how the influence of the St. Domingue immigrants in New Orleans bolstered that common Creole on the cusp of Americanization following the Louisiana Purchase. Registration for the conference is now open, using the following link.

2017 Conference Schedule

  • Friday, Oct. 20- Annual Members Meeting
    Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
    938 Lafayette St.
    6PM-9PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 21- Annual Conference
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    1 Drexel Dr., Administration Auditorium
    8AM-4:30PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 22- Laura Plantation Tour & Lunch
    2247 Highway 18, Vacherie 70090
    9AM-2:30PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 22- LAGNIAPPE!
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    2PM

For more details on the 2017 Schedule and Speakers, visit our post on Facebook! To register, become a member, or get extra information, click here.

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bolo de aipim

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Bate Papo! Start your morning off with some delicious bolo de aipim (cassava cake). We’ll be outside the LBC on the patio of Pocket Park (next to bookstore in case of rain).

This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Megwen at mloveles@tulane.edu.

CALL FOR PAPERS: 65th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies

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Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017

The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University is pleased to host the 65th Annual Meeting of SECOLAS in Nashville, Tennessee from Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11, 2018. SECOLAS invites faculty members, independent scholars, and students to submit panel and individual paper proposals for participation in the conference.

SECOLAS welcomes submissions on any aspect of Latin American and/or Caribbean Studies.

Graduate student presenters will be eligible to submit their paper for the Edward H. Moseley Student Paper Award for the best paper presented at the SECOLAS meeting.

After the conference, all presenters will be eligible to submit their paper for publication consideration in the SECOLAS Annals issue of The Latin Americanist, an international, peer-reviewed journal published by SECOLAS and Wiley Blackwell.

To submit your abstract proposal, click through to the online submission form.

SECOLAS 2018 Program Chairs
History and Social Sciences
Lily Balloffet
History Department
Western Carolina University
lgballoffet@wcu.edu

Literature and Humanities
Amy Borja
Modern Languages Department
University of Dallas
aborja@udallas.edu

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: pavé

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Bate Papo! Our fearless leader will be attempting pavé, a Brazilian layer dessert, for the first time. Come gauge her efforts!

This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Megwen at mloveles@tulane.edu.

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: brigadeiro cake

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Bate Papo! We’re expanding on the brigadeiro madness. Next up: brigadeiro cake! We’ll be outside the LBC on the patio of Pocket Park (next to bookstore in case of rain).

This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Megwen at mloveles@tulane.edu.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.