Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

Summer 2004

Brazilian Music and Dance Summer Institute
May 16-22, 2004
University of Florida

This summer, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, University of Texas-Austin and the University of Florida, will offer a Brazilian Music Institute, May 17-22, 2004. The institute will provide unique opportunities for student and community artists, as well as choral teachers to learn about Brazilian music and culture through a series of performance classes, lectures and workshops with experts in the field of Brazilian music. The week long institute features informative lectures on Brazilian music and its history, workshops focusing on vocal and guitar repertoire/technique, rehearsals, and performance showcases exploring the rich and diverse cultural/artistic traditions of Brazil. Additionally, on Saturday May 22, we will offer a workshop in Brazilian vocal and choral literature designed for choral instructors (appropriate for middle school, high school and community college). University of Florida CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be available. For more information, visit the institute website.

Language, Culture, and Content Connections: Mexico and the Zapotec Culture
July 12-22, 2004
Iowa State University

In collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) and National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center (Iowa State University) this institute will provide PK-12 Spanish teachers with experience developing content-related and culturally-rich thematic units, and will help them develop skills in teaching strategies, curriculum design, technology, and use of information sources on Mexico and the Zapotec culture. This institute will offer daily Spanish immersion sessions on aspects of Mexican history and culture such as pre-Colombian origins, religion, astronomy, literature, and arts, geography and archeological sites, and the view of the environment, the conquest and colonization, and Magical Realism in works by contemporary Oaxacan authors and artists that allude to the pre-Colombian roots. Participants will experience Spanish model lessons from existing thematic units that exemplify teaching strategies and learning activities appropriate for language lessons, including pair and small group work, stimulation of higher order cognitive skills, and integration of cultural information. Participants will apply the knowledge and understandings gained by forming pairs or small groups to develop curriculum units that address language, content, and culture, and incorporate national student standards and aspects of the history and culture of Mexico. Teachers will be invited to complete and field-test their units in their own classrooms and to create action research projects to examine more closely the impact of the new materials and strategies on student learning. Informed by the field-testing and action research, teachers will be encouraged to revise and finalize their units for sharing at professional conferences or publication on their school or district’s website. For more information please visit the institute website.

Summer Programs For Children:

World Language & Culture Camps for Children
University of New Orleans
Summer 2004

Teaching children about the world, raising them as global citizens, embedding an understanding of new cultures, and planting the seeds for learning a foreign language is more important now than ever. The UNO s new language and culture camps for children ages 10-14 strive to assist in these endeavors, building on its 30-year experience in international education as well as its successful Mini College series, arranged by Metropolitan College for local children each summer.

In addition to Mini College, UNO now offers two new World Language & Culture Camps in the summer of 2004, focusing on the countries, cultures, and languages of Brazil and France. The participants will learn the basics of Portuguese and/or French while being introduced to the cultures and people of these countries as well. The primary design of the language lessons is immersion-style instruction with a native speaker as well as a certified teacher. Music, visual arts, games, and skits will complement the learning experience, targeting all learning styles. Each camp lasts 5 days, 8:30 am-3:30 pm each day, and costs $160.00 per student. The dates for the Brazil Camp are June 14-18, while the France camp takes place July 12-16.

For more information and to sign up please contact Mary Hicks at the UNO Critical Languages Program at 280-6388 or mihicks@uno.edu

Spring 2004

Latin America in the Elementary Classroom
Saturday, March 6
9:00 AM -3:00 PM
Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall

How much do young students know about Latin America? Is it possible to introduce Latin America in a way that young students will understand and appreciate? This workshop will feature representatives from KidSMART, WYES’s Ready to Learn program, and the International School of Louisiana. Elementary resources from the Latin American Resource Center will also be highlighted. By weaving history, culture, and language into arts, activities and literacy, Latin America can be integrated into the elementary curriculum.

Topics will include:

  • Story telling
  • Art in the classroom
  • Literacy and Television
  • Elementary materials from LARC
  • Focus on games for students

Sports in Latin America
Saturday, March 27
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall

What better way for your students to learn about other cultures then through sports! In this workshop presenters will discuss the Maya ballgame in Mesoamerica, soccer in Brazil, baseball in Venezuela, and more. Students will view sports as more than just games by learning how to analyze the context in which they have evolved. This workshop will help teachers utilize sports as a vehicle for teaching about Latin America.

Topics will include:

  • Maya Ballgame
  • The spread of soccer in Brazil and other Latin American countries
  • Baseball in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic
  • A look at the film “Solo: Law of the Favela”
  • Physical Education and Culture
  • Capoeira by one of Brazil’s greatest Mestre’s
  • Resources for Sports in Latin America

Caribbean Soundscapes: A Conference on Caribbean Musics and Culture*
March 12-14, 2004
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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? The conference will feature several plenary speakers, among them Prof. Gerard Béhague (University of Texas at Austin) and Prof. Juan Flores (Hunter College, CUNY). Further details about the conference will be available on line at http://cuba.tulane.edu.

This event is open to the public. For more information, call or e-mail Ana M. López at 504.862.8629 or lopez@tulane.edu respectively. The event is being hosted by Latin American Studies, and is sponsored by Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute and the Department of Music.

Fall 2003

Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, October 11, 2003,
9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall

One of the most commonly taught cultural activities in the Spanish classroom, can also be a great art lesson and introduction to Mexican culture. This professional development opportunity will present slides and films that show Dia de los Muertos events throughout Mexico and feature materials available through the Lending Library.Participants of this workshop will also be treated to a hands-one activity that demonstrates how to build Dia de los Muertos artifacts in their classroom. Please join us for this fun filled morning. Space is limited and registration is required.

Maya Teacher Luncheon and Workshop
November 1-2, 2003
Tulane University

As part of the Second Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop, LARC will offer a special luncheon and workshop registration price to teachers. The $25 registration fee for this event will include a luncheon on Saturday, November 1, 12:30-2:00PM with two presenters; registration for Sunday’s workshops; and curriculum materials to supplement Sunday’s sessions. Presentation topics include An Introduction to the Maya and Astronomy of Maya Monuments. Space is limited for this special event, so register soon. Registrations are now being excepted. Please make checks payable to Tulane University.

International Education Week
November 17-21, 2003
Tulane University and University of New Orleans

The Latin American Resource Center, in partnership with the Division of International Studies at the University of New Orleans, will present a weeks worth of cultural activities to celebrate International Education Week. These events, designed for educators and students, will include film screenings, guest lectures, musical and dance performances and much more. All events are free and open to the public and K12 student participation is highly encouraged. Check back here up-to-date information. For more information visit the event webpage

Environmental Justice and Human Rights in Latin America Film Series
September 20, 2003
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Greenleaf Conference Room 100 Jones Hall
Tulane University

Latin American Film Series
Most Thursday Night’s, 7pm
102 Jones Hall

No registration is required for the Latin American Studies Film Series.

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Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans Presents: SIN TITULO

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery invite you to the following events of the groundbreaking Contemporary Mexican Art exhibition: SIN TITULO. This exhibit is curated by Dan Cameron, and combines the work of contemporary Mexican artists who have come together to explore the ties between New Orleans and Mexico. The exhibit will be presented at two locations:

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
400A Julia Street

Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico
901 Convention Center Boulevard #119

For more information, please contact, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery at 504.522.5471 or info@jonathanferraragallery.com.

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.

Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management

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Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management
In conjunction with the AAPLAC Conference, Hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies

The Standards of Good Practice workshop, with a focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) can provide you with the tools you need to do just that. After examining the data available (including The Forum’s Critical Incident Database), workshop participants will consider how this specific Standard works in conjunction with the other Standards to guide programs in developing a solid risk management plan. Participants will practice applying three different approaches to risk management as they discuss actual case studies from the field. This qualifies as a Forum Certification Workshop.

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2018
For registration and more info click here.

29th Annual AAPLAC Conference

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

AAPLAC is an organization that facilitates and supports study abroad programming among Latin American, Caribbean and US institutions of higher learning and organizations dedicated to the promotion of cross-cultural, academic-based experiences.

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

  • 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

Our Call for Papers has now closed, but we encourage non-presenters and presenters alike to register for the conference. Any interested faculty, staff, and students from local and international universities, institutions, and study abroad providers are welcome. Registration is now open through February 1st.

A pre-conference workshop from the Forum on Education Abroad is also open to any conference participants. We encourage registration for this “Health, Safety, Security, & Risk Management (Standard 8)” workshop by February 2nd. Click here for registration and more information.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1@tulane.edu.