Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

2001-2002 Events Archive

August 1st, 2001 - August 1st, 2002

Symposia & Conferences

Brazil Week 2001, September 10-13, 2001

  • Panel on Contemporary Brazilian Politics, September 10, 5:00pm, Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A
  • The Military Under Collor, Franco, and Cardoso. Jorge Zerverucha
  • Reforms and Elections in Brazil: 1998-2000-2002. David Fleischer
  • Film: The Hour of the Star, directed by Suzana Amaral, September 11, 5:30pm, Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A
  • Panel on Culture, Society, and Science in Brazil, September 12, 5:00pm, Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A
  • Science, Nature and Race: A Comparative Analysis of Two Projects sponsored by UNESCO in Brazil (1946-1952), Marcos Chor Maio
  • Gender and Sexuality Among Youth From a Favela in Rio, Simone Monteiro
  • Film: Tudo e Brasil, directed by Rogerio Sganzerla, September 13, 7:00pm, Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A

Sponsors: Tulane’s Global Village, Newcomb College for Research on Women, Tulane’s History Department, Brazilian Studies Council of Tulane, and Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

The Centenary of the Famous 41: Sexuality and Social Control in Latin America, 1901, November 15-17, 2001

On November 17, 1901, Mexico City police raided a private party, arresting its 41 attendees, all men, many of them dressed as women. The resulting scandal incited an explosion of the nascent discourse on homosexuality in Mexico at a time when, throughout Latin America, decadent modernist poets and naturalist novelists, positivist criminologists and psychiatrists, scandal sheet journalists and illustrators, along with their readers, had become fascinated with issues of sexuality. Schedule

Sponsors: Tulane University’s Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies; Tulane University Center for Scholars; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Department of History’s Georges Lurcy Fund; Office of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Life; Office of the Provost; The Graduate School; Loyola University Women’s Resource Center and Women’s Studies Committee.

17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Reaching Underserved Trauma Survivors Through Community- Based Programs, December 6-9, 2001

The 2001 Annual Meeting of the ISTSS in New Orleans will focus on reaching underserved trauma survivors through community-based programs. A major aim of the meeting is to feature and encourage collaborations at all levels. This effort will further our scientific and applied knowledge toward the goals of preventing and reducing exposure to traumatic experiences and of improving the lives of trauma survivors worldwide.

The current epidemic of trauma on every continent demands a better understanding of those community-based trauma interventions that are most effective for preventing and ameliorating the impact of traumatic exposure among large groups of survivors. How best to deliver these services, given the context of myriad obstacles that typically confront both trauma survivors and those who attempt to serve them, are important issues that need to be addressed. Such knowledge necessarily comes from collaborations between community-based service providers, researchers, advocates, policymakers, and trauma survivors themselves. The events of September 11th will be highlighted.

The Postcolonial: Literature, Theory in Africa and the African Diaspora, December 7-8, 2001

The First Symposium on the International Human Rights of Women February 22, 2002

The symposium will focus on two important and timely topics: 1) how economic development affects the human rights of women and 2) asylum and immigration law in relation to violations of women’s human rights. Political asylum expert Irena Lieberman, Director of Legal Services for the Tahirih Justice Center, Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker for the free symposium. Other speakers include Catherine Lampard, Director of Tulane Law School’s Immigration Law Clinic; Lawrence B. Fabacher II, Senior Partner of Lawrence B. Fabacher II law firm, Professor of Immigration Law at Tulane and Loyola Law Schools; Sue Headlee, Assistant Professor of Economics at American University, Washington, D.C., author of The Cost of Being Female Barbara Major, Executive Director of the St. Thomas Health Clinic, Core Trainer for the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond in New Orleans; Leslie Snider, Director of the Mental Health and Anthropology Track in the Department of International Health and Development, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Brooke deMontluzin, Attorney for Catholic Charities Legal/Resettlement Services in New Orleans.

Sponsored by the International Law Society, Human Rights Law Society, and Law Women’s Association of Tulane University Law School.

Mellon Symposium: Harnessing the Cosmic Beat: How the Ancient Maya Wrote & Built What They Saw in the Sky
February 28, 2002, 7:00pm-12:00pm, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium

In this illustrated lecture Anthony Aveni, Visiting Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Tulane, will focus on the contributions of Archaeoastronomy to our understanding of Ancient Maya Culture. His talk brings together evidence from both the written and the unwritten record that attests to the long Maya love affair with the cosmos and the remarkable intellectual achievements that stemmed from it among Mayan astronomers. Innovations detailed in his overview are a mathematical system that used a zero long before their European counterpart and the construction of specialized sacred buildings, with alignments that followed the course of the planet Venus to an accuracy of one day in 500 years. Admission is free of charge. This event is open to the public. For more information, call Public Relations Office at 865-5210. The event is being hosted by: Latin American Studies.

Deciphering & Dating the Madrid Codex, a Pre-Columbian Maya Document
March 1-2, 2002, 8:30am-5:00pm, Diboll Conference Center

This conference, organized by Mellon Visiting Professor of the Humanities, Dr. Anthony Aveni (Anthropology) and Tulane Anthropology Tulane Ph.D. graduate, Gabrielle Vail. Papers will deal with such topics as: how the structure of Pre-Columbian almanacs marks important ritual events and offers prognostications; parallel or cognate almanacs from other parts of Mesoamerica: similarities between Maya and central Mexican “books”, and advances in reading the enigmatic Maya hieroglyphic texts. Schedule

Sponsored by the Tulane’s Department of Anthropology and Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

7th Annual Tulane Environmental Law Conference: Environment 2002 Law, Science and the Public Interest
March 8 & 9, 2002, 6329 Freret Street, Tulane Law School

This conference brings academic, practical and popular perspectives to current issues including human rights and environmental justice, environmental crimes, urban environmental policy, energy conservation, and water law and coastal issues. Schedule

Sponsored by the Tulane Environmental Law Society, the Tulane Institute for Environmental Law and Policy, and the Tulane Center for Ethics in Public Administration.

Performances of the Caribbean Symposium, March 13 &14, 2002

Speakers and performers consider performances as act, masquerade and intervention and address how it communicates social and religious values, elicits identification and forges a sense of community in the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora. Schedule

Sponsored by the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane
University.

First International Congress of the Bolivian Studies Association, March 14-16, 2002

Topics include globalization, postnationalism, neoregionalism, Indigenous movement, Colonial Studies, politics of race, gender and ethnicity, cultural politics in educational reforms, indigneismo, genre studies in literature, cultural theory, popular culture (film, music, radio, television), urban and environmental studies, linguistics, architecture, photography, and any aspect of natural history and biomedical sciences. Bolivianists include: Jesús Urzagasti, Xavier Albo, Ana Rebeca Prada, Elizabeth Monasterios, Mario Miranda Pacheco, Zues Tapia, Edmundo Paz-Soldán, Hugo Pope, Marcia Stephenson, Kevin Healey, Guillermo Delgado, Carlos Arrien.
Schedule

Title VIA Meeting: Cultural Heritage and Preservation – Challenges in the New Millennium, March 26, 2002

Reclaiming the Spirits: Art and Healing in Haitian Vodou, April 3, 2002

Spirituality and Healing in Haitian Vodou, Margaret Armand, 5:00-6:00pm, Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

Those wandering spirits in Edouard Duval Carrie’s Art Work, Edourd Duval Carrie, 6:00-7:00pm, Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

Generously sponsored by the GRADUATE SCHOOL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (GSSA), Committee on Visual Culture, Newcomb Art Gallery, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Program in Africa and Diaspora Studies

5th Annual Cultural Encounters Conference: Identities, Borders and Gender, April 4-6, 2002

This conference will explore issues of identity, borders, and gender in all areas and periods of Latin American culture, society, politics, language and literature in both Latin America and the U.S. Schedule

First Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop: Archaeology, Astronomy, and Texts from the Northern Maya Lowlands, November 1-3, 2002
Join archaeologists and epigraphers at Tulane University in New Orleans for an in-depth exploration of current excavations and decipherments from the Yucatan Peninsula. Saturday, November 2nd will feature a series of lectures on topics ranging from astronomy in the Maya codices, new discoveries at Mayapán, and astronomical orientations in site planning and architecture.

Seminar & Film Series

Embracing the Market: Origins and Consequences of Latin America’s Economic Reforms Guest Seminar Series, Spring 2002

Ethnobotany Luncheon Series, Fall 2001

Faculty Luncheon Seminar Series, September 2001-April 2002
Monthly presentations of Latin American Studies faculty members’ research.

  • Elizabeth Boone, Chair of the Latin American Studies Art History Department; Bill Balee, Anthropology Department, September 24
  • James D. Huck, Latin American Studies Department; Duncan Irschick, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, October 29
  • Carlos Augusto Santos Neves, Brazilian Consul General, Houston, February 25

LARC Fall Film Series, Fall 2001

The detailed listing of the films for this series is included under professional development below. Although designed for teachers, faculty, and TA’s, students are welcome to attend.

Latin Americanist Book Club, Fall 2001

  • Breath, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat. November 9, 5:00 – 7:00pm, Jones Hall Patio
  • The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts, Louis de Bernieres. December 14, 2001, 5:00 – 7:00pm, Jones Hall Patio

Latin American Library Instruction Seminar Series, Fall 2001

Bibliographic Instruction. Paul Bary, 4th floor, Howard Tilton Library, October 5, 12:00pm, October 10, 2:00pm, October 24, 3:00pm, November 2, 11:00am, November 8, 12:00pm, November 15, 12:00pm

Latin American Political Economy’s Embracing the Market: Origins and Consequences of Latin America’s Economic Reforms Guest Lecture Series
Spring 2002

  • The Hegemony of U.S. Economic Doctrines in Latin America, Paul Drake, Dean of Division of Social Sciences, Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego. March 18, 10:30am-12:00pm, Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A
  • Post-Traumatic Texts as Therapeutic Events, Randy Fertel, Independent Scholar, April 11th, 5:15pm, Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A
  • Remembrance and Forgetting of Brazil’s Dirty War, Anthony Pereira, Political Science, Tulane University, April 23, 5:15pm, Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A

Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Scholars, the Murphy Institute of Political Economy.

Latin American Studies Film Series, Spring 2002

Latin Divas: A Film Series, Spring 2002

Newcomb Colloquium in the Visual Arts, Fall 2001

Rare Footage: Women Through the Global Lens Film Series, Fall 2001

  • La Boda. Directed by Hannah Weyer (2000), Sponsored by Newcomb Center for Research on Women, November 19, 7:00-9:30pm, Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center
  • Performing the Border. Directed by Ursula Biemann (1999), Sponsored by Newcomb Center for Research on Women, November 19, 9:30-12:00pm, Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

Searching for Identity in Latin American Film Series, Fall 2001

Trauma, Memory and Human Rights, Spring 2002

Working in Emergency and Disaster Settings, Spring 2002

  • Working with the Military in Emergency and Disaster Settings. Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Irizarry, Chief of Civil Affairs/Civil-Military Operations Division, US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School; and Nancy Mock, DrPH, Professor, Complex Emergency and Disaster Management Program, Department of International Health and Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, March 10, 9:00am-5:00pm, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tidewater Building, 1440 Canal Street, Room 1210
  • Personal Security in Emergency and Disaster Settings. Robert MacPherson, Director of the Security and Protection Group, CARE, March 18, 3:00-6:00pm, School of Public Heath and Tropical Medicine, Tidewater Building, 1441 Canal Street, Room 1201

Sponsored by the Tulane Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer, and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM), Department of International Health and Development, Complex Emergency and Disaster Management Program.

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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.

Tulane to Host Talks for Haitian Studies Association Conference on Paradoxes, Contradictions, and Intersections in the Making of a People

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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.

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.