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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Newcomb Art Museum Exhibit Features Modern Sculptures Inspired by Mexican Ceramics

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Come celebrate the opening of Newcomb Art Museum’s latest exhibitions Clay in Transit featuring contemporary Mexican ceramics and Clay in Place featuring Newcomb pottery and guild plus other never-before-exhibited pieces from the permanent collection.The exhibit presents the work of seven Mexican-born sculptors who bridge the past and present by creating contemporary pieces using an ancient medium. The exhibit will feature works by Ana Gómez, Saúl Kaminer, Perla Krauze, María José Lavín, María José de la Macorra, Gustavo Pérez, Paloma Torres.

5:30 PM
Private VIP/members reception featuring catering by Araña, a tequila tasting, specialty cocktails, and music.

6:30 PM
Curatorial talk with Nuria Rodriguez Sadurni, Director of Special Projects at the Cultural Cooperation office of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Free and open to the public.

7:30-9:00 PM
Public reception.

Exhibition curator and artist Paloma Torres explains, “In this contemporary moment, clay is a borderline. It is a material that has played a critical role in the development of civilization: early man used clay not only to represent spiritual concerns but also to hold food and construct homes.” While made of a primeval material, the exhibited works nonetheless reflect the artists’ twenty-first-century aesthetics and concerns as well as their fluency in diverse media—from painting and drawing to video, graphic design, and architecture.

The exhibit will run from January 18, 2018, through March 24, 2018. For more information on the exhibit and the artists, please visit the Newcomb Art Museum’s website.

Clay in Transit is presented in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Jennifer Wooster (NC ’91), Lora & Don Peters (A&S ’81), Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, Andrew and Eva Martinez, and the Newcomb Art Museum advisory board



LSU and The Modern History Colloquium and the Ogden Honors College: Lecture Series

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The Modern History Colloquium and the Ogden Honors College invites you to a series of lectures hosted by LSU

Father Perez’s Revolution: Constitutional Catholicism in 20th Century Mexico
Professor Matthew Butler (UT-Austin)
Thursday, January 18th at 6:00 PM
French House, Grand Salon

Dr. Butler is one of the preeminent scholars of the Catholic Church and politics in 20th century Mexico. He is the author of Popular Piety and Political Identity in Mexico’s Cristero Rebellion (Oxford, 2004) and Faith and Impiety in Revolutionary Mexico (Palgrave, 2007). Butler will speak about his forthcoming book, describing religious change and adaptation during and after the Mexican Revolution (1910-1940).

Provincializing 1968 Mexico: A Historiographical Critique
Professor Jaime Pensado (Notre Dame)
Friday, January 19th at 3:30 PM
French House, Feature Classroom

Dr. Pensado is the author of Rebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture During the Long Sixties (Stanford, 2013). His new book project takes up a set of research questions that have not been addressed in the historiography of modern Mexico, but which he argues, will complicate our understanding of the turbulent, combative, and at a times contradictory character of the Cold War era: how did conservative and progressive sectors of the Catholic Church—particularly those invested in education, student politics and entertainment—respond to the contentious environment that emerged inside Mexico’s most important universities during the postwar era? How did young Catholic students respond to the rise of leftist militancy that came to characterize their schools in the wake of the Cuban Revolution?

All Events Open to the Public
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Professional Development Opportunity: Latin American Resources for the K-12 Classroom

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S.S. NOLA, in collaboration with the Latin American Resource Center, will be hosting a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators on Saturday, January 20, 2018, to examine the ways in which educators can utilize and share resources on Latin America in the classroom. This is a free workshop for K-12 educators and refreshments will be served. Visit the official event website for more information and to register.

S.S. NOLA was created to support K-12 social studies teachers in the New Orleans area by showcasing student-centered lesson plans, loaning classroom supplies free of charge, and hosting professional development workshops. To learn more about the mission of S.S. NOLA, visit their official website, and don’t forget to follow them on Twitter and Facebook! S.S. NOLA is run by Brooke Grant, a professor of practice in the Tulane Teacher Preparation and Certification program.

Stone Center for Latin American Studies to Host 10th Annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 10th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on January 27, 2018. The application deadline is January 20, 2018.

How will you get the data you need for your thesis or dissertation? Do you envision immersing yourself for months in the local culture, or tromping the hills and farms seeking respondents? Sorting through dusty archives? Observing musicians at work in the plaza? Downloading and crunching numbers on a computer? For any of these approaches: How might you get there, from here?

This workshop aims to help you approach your data collection and analysis for your thesis or dissertation topic, and to adapt and refine your topic to be more feasible. You will take your research project ideas to the next stop—whatever that may be, include raising travel grants. Learn to:

  • Plan more efficiently, feasible, and rewarding fieldwork
  • Prepare more compelling and persuasive grant proposals
  • Navigate choices of research methods and course offerings on campus
  • Become a better research and fieldwork team-member

Format
This is an engaged, hands-on, informal workshop. Everyone shares ideas and participates. We will explore and compare research approaches, share experiences and brainstorm alternatives. You will be encouraged to think differently about your topic, questions, and study sites as well as language preparation, budgets, and logistics. The participatory format is intended to spark constructive new thinking, strategies, and student networks to continue learning about (and conducting) field research.

Who is leading this?
Laura Murphy, PhD, faculty in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, and affiliate faculty to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Who is this for?
This workshop is targeted to Stone Center graduate students as well as graduate students from other programs (GOHB, CCC, humanities, sciences, and others) if space is available. The workshop will be particularly helpful for those who envision research with human subjects.

Sign up
Sign up as soon as you can! Apply by January 20, 2018, at the latest to confirm your stop. Send an email with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Department and Degree program
  • Year at Tulane
  • Prior experience in research, especially field research
  • Academic training in research design and methods
  • Include a 1-paragraphy statement of your current research interests and immediate plans/needs (i.e. organize summer field research)

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Not for credit.

For more information and/or to apply: Contact Laura Murphy at lmurphy2@tulane.edu or Jimmy Huck at jhuck@tulane.edu.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Foreign Language Pedagogy and Research

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Call for Papers: Foreign Language Pedagogy and Research: New Approaches to Old Challenges
The goal of this symposium is to bring the Tulane University foreign language instructor community together by sharing foreign language teaching ideas, methods and practices. The symposium is open to all foreign language instructors and graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal.

Submissions:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: January 31st, 2018
  • Proposal should include a one-page description of the presentation and the name(s) and contact information of the (co)-presenter(s).
  • Presentations will be organized with a general format of 15 minutes for topic presentation/hands-on demonstration and 5 minutes for questions/discussion.
  • Interactive presentations are strongly encouraged. Presentations should be in English, however examples/exercises can be in the target language.
  • All submissions should be sent to rjudd@tulane.edu.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by February, 20th 2018.

For more information about the symposium, guidelines, or requirements, please email:
Ryan Judd at rjudd@tulane.edu:mailto:rjudd@tulane.edu,
Roxanne Davilá at rdavila@tulane.edu:mailto:rdavila@tulane.edu, or
Charles Mignot at cmignot@tulane.edu:mailto:cmignot@tulane.edu.

Global Read Webinar Series: Diverse Social Justice Books for the High School Classroom

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Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Outreach Book Award, South Asia Book Award) sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom. The 2018 Spring Webinar Series focuses on social justice. We encourage educators to read the books with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join us to hear more from the author.

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, join us for a 60 minute webinar/chat focused on Margarita Engle’s recent book Lion Island: Cuba’s Warrior of Words. In this haunting yet hopeful novel in verse, award-winning author Margarita Engle tells the story of Antonio Chuffat, a young man of African, Chinese, and Cuban descent who became a champion of civil rights. The webinar will be available through Blackboard Collaborate. The book is appropriate for students in grades 8-12.