Oxlajuj Iq’: Mayan Language Institute 2015
Intensive Summer Language & Culture Program in K’iche’ and Kaqchikel
Antigua, Guatemala | June 14 – July 25, 2015
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW! See below for details
The Mayan Language Institute is an intensive six-week language immersion program in K’iche’ Maya and Kaqchikel Maya. Students study with both U.S. faculty and native speakers. In addition to language study, students participate in cultural activities, lectures, discussions, and excursions. Undergraduate students may study one of the languages at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. Graduate students must be prepared to study at the intermediate or advanced level.
With more than 1.5 million K’iche’ and Kaqchikel speakers in Guatemala, the goal of the institute is to help students develop and advance proficiency in their chosen language and to gain a better understanding of the cultural and political contexts that have affected the historical development and preservation of the language. Efforts to protect these languages are playing a pivotal role in the Mayan struggle to regain control over their political and cultural destiny.
Students pursuing K’iche’ Maya will spend six weeks in Nahualá. Students pursuing Kaqchikel Maya will spend six weeks in Antigua. All students are placed with local families for home-stays. Students should be flexible and prepared for living conditions in Guatemala. Classes in Antigua will take place at UT Austin’s Casa Herrera— a great colonial mansion turned beautifully restored academic facility— which is centrally located one block north of Antigua’s Central Park.
Students will take one language course and one culture course.
- Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Kaqchikel or K’iche’ Maya language (3 credits)
- Kaqchikel or K’iche’ Maya Culture (3 credits)
The cost of the six-week program is TBA. It will include six Tulane credits (transferable to other universities), local family home stays and three meals per day (except Sundays), medical insurance, transportation from the airport upon arrival (GUA), and specialized group activities and excursions. Airfare to/from Antigua (GUA), extra meals, and incidental costs, such as laundry, passport/visa fees, vaccinations, et cetera, are not included in the program cost.
FLAS Summer Fellowships
This program qualifies as a FLAS-approved program with 140 contact hours of language instruction. For more information on application procedures, eligible students interested in applying should visit the following:
Graduate students, click here. (scroll down to “FLAS Summer Fellowships”)
Tulane Undergraduates, click here. (scroll down to “FLAS Summer Fellowships”)
The FLAS Fellowship application deadline is February 20, 2015. Note that the fellowship application and the program application are separate applications.
Complete applications will include:
+ online general application form
+ official copy of transcript
+ supplemental K’iche’ or Kaqchikel application
+ $50 non-refundable deposit* (check made payable to Tulane University; dropped off or mailed to the Stone Center, attn. Laura Wise, 100 Jones Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118)
Click here to access the online application through Tulane’s Office of Study Abroad, and click “Apply Now.” Non-Tulane students must create an account to apply.
Applications will be due March 13, 2015.
This program is offered in partnership from:
• Tulane University Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies
• Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American Studies
• University of New Mexico Latin American and Iberian Institute
• University of Texas Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
• University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies
Download a printable flyer for this program here.
For questions on this program, contact Laura Wise at 504.862.8629, or at sclassum_at_tulane.edu.
View photos from the 2014 program here!
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A Lecture by Dr. Carmen Diana Deere: "Gender, Asset Accumulation and Wealth in Ecuador."
A lecture by Dr. Carmen Diana Deere, Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies and Food & Resource Economics at the University of Florida,
Gender, Asset Accumulation and Wealth in Ecuador: Implications for Women’s Bargaining Power
Based on her path-breaking research in Ecuador, Professor Deere will discuss her findings on the association between women's share of wealth and lower incidence of domestic violence and greater egalitarian household decision-making.
Dr. Diana Deere Bio:
Dr. Carmen Diana Deereis Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies and Food & Resource Economics at the University of Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.A. in Development Studies from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Deere was Director of the UF Center for Latin American Studies from 2004 to 2009, and previously was Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was Professor of Economics. She is a Past President of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and of the New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS). Deere is the co-author of Empowering Women: Land and Property Rights in Latin America (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001), winner of LASA's Bryce Wood Book Award, as well as several other books. Among her co-edited volumes are two special issues of Feminist Economics, on Women and the Distribution of Wealth (2006) and on Gender and International Migration (2012). During 2009-2010 she was a Visiting Scholar at FLACSO-Ecuador, directing the UF-FLACSO study on Gender, Poverty and Assets, which included a 3,000 household survey on asset ownership in rural and urban areas. This project is part of a broader comparative study on the gender asset and wealth gaps which includes Ghana and India, a study initially funded by the Dutch Foreign Ministry's MDG3 Fund and currently by UNWomen. Deere's current research is on how gender inequality in asset ownership affects household outcomes such as decision-making and intimate partner violence. She is also conducting research on the factors that shape women's ability to accumulate assets, including property regimes and the role of remittances, savings and access to credit.
The talk is free and open to the public.
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CIAPA Experience Info Session with Returned Students
Congreso internacional de literatura y cultura centroamericanas (CILCA XXIII)
Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, y Purdue University Calumet tienen el gusto de invitar al CONGRESO DE LITERATURA y CULTURA CENTROAMERICANAS (CILCA XXIII) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de New Orleans, Louisiana, del 11 al 13 de marzo del 2015 en el campus de Tulane University y Loyola University New Orleans.
Desde el primer congreso realizado en Nicaragua 1993, CILCA se ha caracterizado por ser un espacio de intercambio intelectual y de amistad para académicas/os, escritoras/es y lectoras/es. El congreso se ha efectuado en todos los países centroamericanos y por primera vez en su historia, CILCA se realizará en los Estados Unidos. La ciudad escogida es Nueva Orleáns, puerta de entrada hacia el Caribe y los países de América Central. El intercambio cultural entre Nueva Orleáns y América Central ha sido intenso por muchísimos años, y la ciudad alberga una de las comunidades de origen hondureño más grandes de los Estados Unidos. Tulane University tiene estrechos lazos con la región a través del Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, y the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola University New Orleans se ha distinguido por el trabajo con las comunidades hispanas que realizan varias de sus unidades académicas, incluyendo the Law School y el Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
La organización de CILCA XXIII la realizan la Dra. Maureen Shea y el Dr. Uriel Quesada, expertos en literatura y cultura centroamericanas, con el apoyo del Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creador y promotor de CILCA.
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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Purdue University Calumet invite you to the Congress on Literature and Culture of Central America (CILCA XXIII) which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana March 11-13 2015 on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola New Orleans.
From the first conference, held in Nicaragua in 1993, CILCA has been a space for intellectual exchange and friendship for academics and writers. The conference has been held in all of the Central American countries and for the first time in its history will be held in the United States. New Orleans, the gateway to the Caribbean and Central America, has been chosen as the location. New Orleans and Central America have a longstanding cultural exchange and New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the United States. Tulane has long connections with the region through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, and the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola New Orleans works closely with hispanic communities particularly through the Law school and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
CILCA XXIII is organized by Drs. Maureen Shea and Uriel Quesada, experts on the literature and culture of Central America, with the support of Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creator of CILCA.
- CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2015. Call for papers is available here
- MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE HOTEL HERE.
Registration prices are listed below:
Early Registration (BEFORE January 15, 2015):
- $150.00 U.S. academics
- $125.00 U.S. Latin American academics traveling from Latin America; graduate students in the U.S.
- $100.00 Latin American graduate students traveling from Latin America
Late registration (AFTER January 15, 2015):
- $165.00 U.S. academics
- $140.00 Latin American academics traveling from Latin America; graduate students in the U.S.
- $115.00 Latin American graduate students traveling from Latin America
34K FT: Photographs from 34,000 feet
The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the photographic exhibition "34K FT:Photographs from 34,000 feet" by Mexican Ambassador José A. Zabalgoitia.
An opening reception will be held on February 19th, at 6:00 PM.
Opening Reception "Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project"
The opening reception for the exhibit “Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project” by Jay A. Frogel. Frogel mixes Frederick Catherwood drawings of ancient Maya sites with contemporary photographs to show the passage of time in these sites.
The exhibit, at the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, is being held in conjunction with the Tulane Maya Symposium.
The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
2015 Maya Teacher Workshop
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, and the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 12th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, Royal Chambers Unsealed: Tombs of the Classic Maya. To register for the workshop, please visit the symposium page.
This year the workshop will be held at the Consulate of Mexico, in conjunction with an exhibit of the works of Jay A. Frogel entitled “Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project.” Frogel mixes Frederick Catherwood drawings of ancient Maya sites with contemporary photographs to show the passage of time in these sites. The workshop will discuss basic information about the Maya, early explorers of the Maya area, and tips for teaching about the Maya in a global classroom. Cost of the workshop includes teaching materials, lunch on Friday, and a certificate of participation in the workshop.
The workshop will be held on Friday, March 20th, with a reception and viewing of the exhibit “Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project” on Thursday evening.
Thursday Evening Reception
Free and Open to the Public
Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans
6 – 8 PM
Friday Teacher Workshop
Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans
9 AM – 2 PM
9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome; Denise Woltering, Tulane University; Marcello Canuto, Tulane University; Belinda Flores, Consulate of Mexico
9:15 – 10:00 AM Archaeology and the History of the Maya Peoples: Continuities and Disjunctures; Luke Auld-Thomas, Tulane University
10:00 – 11:00 AM Mexican Cultural Patrimony and the Maya; Ramón Folch, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia
11:00 – 12:00 PM Forjando una Nación; Roxanne Dávila, Tulane University
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM Teaching Perspectives on the Maya; Ellen Cohen, Metairie Park Country Day School
Optional Additional Activities:
4:00 – 5: 00 PM Tour of the NOMA Art of the Americas Collection
6:00 – 7:15 PM KEYNOTE LECTURE
Royal Burial Practices as Reflections of Challenging Times and Changing Tastes in Ancient Maya Courts; William Fash, Harvard University
To register for the workshop, please visit the symposium page.