Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Space and Identity: The Politics of Expression in Latin America

December 4th, 2009 - December 5th, 2009

Location
Tulane University
Uptown Campus

Space and Identity: The history of Latin American has maintained a legacy of struggle at the intersection of space and identity. The manifestation of this struggle has been expressed in various forms ranging from political, social mobilization, artistic expression, literary movements, and multifaceted trends in music and popular culture.

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Conference Details

Friday, December 4: 2:00-3:15 PM
  • Panel 1 – “Comptemporary Dialogues and Contested Space”
  • Panel 2 – “Argentina, Cultural Production and Politics”
3:30-5:00 PM
  • Panel 3 – “The Politics of Space”
  • Panel 4 – “Organization and Identity”
5:00-7:00 PM
  • Pachanga – Music by DJ Sereia, catered by Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant
7:30 PM
  • Film – “The Take” (with introductory comments by Dr. David Ortiz, Sociology)
Saturday December 5: 9:30-10:30 AM
  • Lecture – Dr. Justin Wolfe, History: “Performing Race on a New Stage: Transnational Encounters and
    Politics in Mid-Nineteenth Century Caribbean Nicaragua”
10:45-12:00 PM
  • Panel 5 – “Frontiers of Foreign Policy”
  • Panel 6 – “Literature, Identity, Politics”
  • Panel 7 – “Hybrid Identities”
1:15-2:45 PM
  • Panel 8 – “Brazilian Cultural Production and Identity”
  • Panel 9 – “Identity Discourse in Art”
3:00-4:30 PM
  • Panel 10 – “Modernity and Culture”
  • Panel 11 – “Chile, Cultural Production and Politics”
5:00-6:30 PM
  • Keynote Speaker – Dr. Jean Franco “Un oasis de horror en medio de un desierto de
    aburrimiento: Bolano’s apocalyptic vision”
6:30-7:30
  • Closing reception

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JEAN FRANCO, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Professor Franco has been decorated by the governments of Mexico, Chile and Venezuela for her work on Latin American literature and has received awards from PEN and from the Latin American Studies Association for lifetime achievement. She has served as President of the Latin American Studies Association in both Great Britain and the United States. Some of her noted publications include:

The Modern Culture of Latin America (1967)
César Vallejo. The Dialectics of Poetry and Silence (1976)
An Introduction to Latin American Literature (1969)
Plotting Women. Gender and Representation in Mexico (1989)
Marcando diferencias. Cruzando Fronteras (1996)
The Decline and Fall of the Lettered City: Latin America and the Cold War (2001)

Photo by Ph.D. Candidate Hilary Smith, Stone Center for Latin American Studies

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The People and Environment of Central America: A Professional Development Institute for K-12 Educators

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Travel Scholarships Due March 1, 2019
Registration Due April 26, 2019

The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, in collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at the University of Georgia and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies are proud to announce a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators titled Central America: People and the Environment on June 24 through June 27, 2019.

This summer’s institute is the first in a four-year series that will explore Central America with a focus on people and the environment. The institute will highlight diverse topics of Central America and incorporate hands-on STEM activities. It will focus on indigenous people’s relationship with the environment, as well as broader environmental issues regarding health, infrastructure, and land and water rights. Summer 2019 will focus on climate change and impacts of deforestation, environmental politics and sustainability, and access to water and its relationship to health. The institute is ideal for educators of high school and community college, and pre-service students teaching History, World Geography, Science, and Environmental Science. This four-year series of institutes is sponsored by the Centers for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, and the University of Georgia, and will be hosted at each institute over the course of the four years beginning at Vanderbilt University. Additional support is generously provided by Florida International University.

The registration fee covers breakfast, lunch, and on-campus parking for each day of the institute, as well as materials.The cost per participant is $50 if registration is submitted by April 26, 2019. The cost is $75 if the participant registers after April 26, 2019. There is free registration for pre-service (student) teachers.

Scholarships to cover travel to and from the institute are available through a competitive application. Applications are due March 1, with applicants being notified of their status on/by March 15.

For more information on travel scholarships, schedules, and lodging, visit the official event website.

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Children's Resource Center

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Join us every first and third Saturday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center.

DATES AND TIMES

Saturday, June 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, June 15
10:30 AM

Saturday, July 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, July 20
10:30 AM

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Algiers Regional Branch

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Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center. This summer we will explore the environment and diverse geography of Latin America. Bring your favorite jungle animal and be prepared to learn some Spanish as we embark on an adventure through the Americas. This program provides a reading list of recommended titles for all ages to explore Latin America on your own this summer. If you read all books, you will be eligible for a special award offered during Hispanic Heritage month at the annual Celebración Latina held at the Audubon Zoo.

DATES AND TIMES

Wednesday, June 5
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 12
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 19
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 26
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 3
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 10
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 17
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 24
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Wednesday, July 31
10:30 AM

K-12 Educator S.T.E.A.M Workshop: Teaching Central America at the Zoo

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Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with the Audubon Nature Institute will be hosting a K-12 educator workshop on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This workshop will focus on conservation efforts and environment of Central American rainforests. This workshop is a great way to learn how to bring real world science into your classroom. Activities will incorporate a variety of sciences and other subjects including: art, environmental science, cultural components, anthropology, computer science and technology. While it is geared for middle and high school teachers, this workshop is open to all educators formal and informal.

Additional details coming soon.