Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

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Returning Materials

Please return all items promptly. Because of our high circulation rate, we often schedule reservations for popular items very close together. If one user fails to return the item on time, it will not be available for the next user. Therefore, these rules will be strictly enforced.

We strongly recommend using United Parcel Service (UPS) for return shipments if possible. If you believe your materials will not arrive by the due date, we encourage you to use a one-day service such as Overnight UPS, Airborne Express, Express Mail or Federal Express.

If you use the US Postal Service, you must insure the package and we recommend using Priority Mail service and paying for a tracking number. Items are considered overdue even if they are shipped on time.

Whichever method of shipment you choose, be certain to keep your receipts for at least 90 days and be certain to pack and seal all packages carefully.

Overdue Materials

The due date is the date on which an item should be in our office. The first time a user fails to return materials within 5 working days (3 days for Tulane/Loyola patrons) of the due date will result in a warning. If more than five (or three) days late and the first offense OR the user is late returning materials a second time, then the user may have his or her borrowing privileges suspended two semesters. Suspension will be effective immediately, therefore any standing reservations will not be honored for the remainder of the suspension.

A user may renew borrowing privileges after the 2-semester suspension. In order to renew privileges, a returning user must fill out a new User’s Agreement. The first time a return user is late will result in permanent suspension of borrowing privileges.

Lost or Damaged Materials

User’s are responsible for the replacement cost of any materials lost or damaged while in their possession or during the return shipping they arranged. Many of our items are very valuable. To protect yourself please be sure to insure each item for at least $200.

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Call For Papers- Haiti: Paradoxes, Contraditions, Intersections in the Making of a People

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Haitian Studies Association’s 29th Annual Conference

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.

Somos Nós: Brazil on the Move K-12 Educator Workshop

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LARC, along with Vanderbilt and the University of Georgia, is sponsoring a workshop on Brazilian culture and teaching Portuguese. K-16 educators of any discipline and grade-level are welcome to apply to attend this 5 day institute. Throughout the week, educators will work to develop interdisciplinary curricula, which they can bring back to their schools to teach and share with colleagues. The focus of the workshop will be the environment.

Register today!

Check out these photos from the 2015 workshop held in New Orleans.

Check out LARC’s curriculum on Brazil and Portuguese to get ready for the workshop!

Please visit the workshop webpage for more information.

K-14 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Havana, Cuba | June 17 – July 1, 2017

The Application Deadline has Passed
$3,500.00 for 15 days

This two-week program through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Cuban and Caribbean Studies, and in collaboration with Primary Source provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

Tulane’s summer program is locally sponsored and supported by the National Union of Writers and Artists. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and several cultural venues. In addition to field trips in Havana, there will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara, Playa Girón, and Viñales.

For more information and for the institute application, please visit the institute webpage.