Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

2003-2004 News Archive

June 1st, 2004

Photo: Executive Director of the Stone Center, Tom Reese, speaks at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center (Story below)

Annual Stone Center for Latin American Studies Award Ceremony
Monday, May 03, 2004

The annual Awards Ceremony, presented by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, is conducted in recognition of Latinamericanist students and professors for their hard work and scholarship.

The Pebbles Center Inauguration Ceremony
April 15, 2004

In an effort to expand community awareness about Latin America, the Stone Center is leading an initiative in the New Orleans Public Library that places a resource in one of the branches. This resource center, or Pebbles, will offer books and multimedia items, as well as community events related to Latin America.

Caribbean Soundscapes: A Conference on Caribbean Musics and Culture
March 12-14, 2004

Popular music has often been singled out as a central defining characteristic of the Caribbean imaginary. This conference responds to the need to expand our scholarly paradigms in this area, recognizing intense regional transnationalization and change in the region in recent years.

Speakers and participants will address several key questions: what is the significance of the Caribbean as a specific locale for the production and circulation of popular music? What role does popular music play in the creation and continued performance of national identities throughout the circum-Caribbean and other zones, such as continental Latin America, northern North America, and Europe?

Reinventing Carnival in the Americas
February 6-26, 2004

Fred Góes presented “Reinventing Carnival in the Americas,” a lecture complimenting the on-going exhibit on the same theme curated by Fred and Graça Góes. The exhibit will be open February 6-26, 2004 in the Latin American Library located on the fourth floor of the Howard Tilton Memorial Library. Admission is free of charge. This event is open to the public.

The Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship
2003-2006

Under the aegis of Tulane University in New Orleans, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Deep South Regional Humanities Center are co-hosting a fellowship program sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation to study creativity and performance in the Mississippi-Gulf-Caribbean region.

Second Annual Maya Symposium and Workshop 2003
October 31-November 1, 2003

Tulane University has a long history of archaeological research in the Northern Maya Lowlands. We invite you to join archaeologists and specialists in hieroglyphic decipherment for a series of lectures, discussions, and workshops focusing on recent discoveries about the Classic Period (A.D. 250-900) of this area.

Working Meeting of Outreach Coordinators/Directors in Latin American Studies
Friday and Saturday, May 9 & 10, 2003

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University co-hosted a meeting for all Latin American National Resource Center Outreach Coordinators/Directors. This meeting took place at Tulane University on May 9-10, 2003.

Excellence in Latin American Studies Awards-Spring Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

This event recognized the four Best Paper prize winners, Best Graduate Faculty and Best Undergraduate Faculty as selected by the appropriate student constituencies. Also, the Stone Center recognized its best Teaching Assistant, and its outstanding graduate and undergraduate student leaders.

Celebrating Authors in Latin American Studies
Wednesday, April 23, 2003

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University was proud to host acelebration of faculty associated with Latin American Studies who have published monographs or edited volumes between fall of 2000 to present.