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City Historian of Havana, Cuba Dr. Eusebio Leal's Visit to New Orleans A Success

October 27th, 2015

On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the historian of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, visited Tulane University and gave a talked entitled “La Habana Vieja:…  read more

Dr. Susan Stokes Discusses Impact of Repression on Street Protests

October 22nd, 2015

On October 9th, the Tulane Political Science department and CIPR were proud to welcome Dr. Susan Stokes to present her paper: ‘€œRepression and Street Protests:…  read more

New Wave: "Portuguese Study Goes Global with Skype Sessions"

October 19th, 2015

By Hannah Dean “On a Tuesday morning in Newcomb Hall on the Tulane University uptown campus, students across three classrooms are laughing, sharing stories and…  read more

From The Times Picayune: "Hispanic Heritage Month in New Orleans True Fiesta"

October 16th, 2015

By Ana Gershanik, Nuestro Pueblo columnist “The 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month in New Orleans was the best. It was a month of true fiesta honoring…  read more

New Wave: "Tulane awarded $3 million to study impact of pollutants in Caribbean countries"

October 12th, 2015

By Keith Brannon “The National Institutes of Health awarded a $3 million grant to Tulane University and the Academic Hospital Paramaribo in the Caribbean nation…  read more

Changemaker Institute

October 7th, 2015

Changemaker Institute is a student-led social venture accelerator that helps students transform their ideas for change into sustainable ventures and potential careers. This 7-week workshop…  read more

Grete Viddal joins the Stone Center as a Zemurray Stone Postdoctoral Fellow

October 7th, 2015

Grete Viddal is a Zemurray Stone Postdoctoral Fellow. She received her Masters in Anthropology in 2007 and her Ph.D. from Harvard’s Department of African and…  read more

Stone Center Welcomes Greenleaf Distinguished Visiting Professor Susan Thomas

October 6th, 2015

Susan Thomas is a Greenleaf Visiting Scholar for 2015-2016. She is regularly an Associate Professor of Musicology and Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia.…  read more

From the New Wave "Lighten up"

October 1st, 2015

The New Wave’s ‘In Focus’ photograph for September 30th featured Middle American Research Institute Director Marcello Canuto showing students around the MARI gallery. View the…  read more

From the New Wave "Brazilian activist leads push for democratic reforms"

October 1st, 2015

By Hannah Dean “Brazilian activist Lira Alli spoke, sang and inspired during her lecture titled ‘€œBrazil ‘€” Past, Present and Future: A Youth Perspective‘€ on…  read more

Latin American Library Welcomes Back its Collections: A New Wave Article

September 23rd, 2015

By Carol J. Schlueter. “For more than a decade, the Latin American Library at Tulane University has held an open house each fall, but this…  read more

Enlaces Podcasts to Air on WTUL

September 9th, 2015

The podcasts from this summer’s Enlaces Americas program are airing this week on WTUL. The podcasts were recorded during a trip to Costa Rica through…  read more

Celebrating the Diversity of Day of the Dead in the Classroom

September 4th, 2015

This fall 2015, the Latin American Resource Center hosts several events to celebrate the Latin American tradition of Day of the Dead. Through a Title…  read more

Call for Papers: REPAL 2016 Annual Conference

September 3rd, 2015

Red de Economía Política de América Latina Repal is a new network of researchers (institutionally affiliated with universities in Latin America, North America, and Europe)…  read more

History Graduate Students Present Research in Brazil

September 2nd, 2015

Beau Gaitors and Christopher Willoughby, Ph.D. students in Latin American and U.S. history, respectively, co-presented a paper entitled “An Epidemic of Trade: Disease and Commerce…  read more

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Ancient Civilizations K-16 Series for Social Studies Educators

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Ancient Civilizations
K-16 Educator Workshop Series
Spring 2020

For educators of grade levels: K-12

Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI), Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS), S.S. NOLA, and AfterCLASS will host a professional development workshop series open to all K-16 school professionals. These workshops will challenge educators to learn about the unexpected impact and connections of Ancient civilizations from Central America to the Gulf South. In particular, the workshops will foster a deeper comprehension of how to incorporate art, language and food across the disciplines. Participants will learn unique ways to incorporate the Tunica, Maya and Aztec cultures into the classroom in a variety of subjects. Registration for each workshop is $5 and includes light snacks, teaching resources, and a certificate of completion.

The workshop series will prepare teachers:

  • To utilize digital humanities resources in the classroom;
  • To design culturally appropriate primary and secondary research projects;
  • To teach about Pre-Columbian and ancient civilizations, language, geography and foods;
  • To encourage student self-determination through meaningful and relevant cultural projects.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Tunica of the Lower Mississippi River Valley
Middle American Research Institute – Seminar Room
6823 St. Charles Avenue
This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Participants will explore the physical, cultural and linguistic characteristics of the region. Representatives of the Tunica community will introduce their language and culture and the work they do to preserve their language.

Friday, March 6, 2020
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Understanding Maya Fare: Beyond Tamales and Cacao
AfterCLASS – Taylor Education Center
612 Andrew Higgins Blvd. #4003
In collaboration with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, this workshop focuses on foods of the Maya. Participants will explore the foods of the Maya focusing on the role of food over time. Join us as we hear from chocolate specialists and our Kaqchikel language scholar will discuss the importance of corn. REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, April 29, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Teaching Aztec History through Art
Participants in this workshop will explore the art and culture of the Aztec community. This workshop has moved online and will consist of a 60 minute online webinar that includes an introduction to teaching Aztec history, a discussion of different art objects that the Aztecs created which reveal insights into their history, and a discussion of new online resources to incorporate into your teaching.

The webinar is free an open to educators of all grade levels. In order to access the session, please register here.

Virtual Summer Teacher Institute: Central America People & Environment

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The 2020 summer teacher institute is the second in a four-year series that will explore Central America with a focus on people and environment. Hosted online by the University of Georgia (UGA), the 2020 Virtual Summer Institute will highlight diverse topics related to Central America and provide teacher participants with training in Instructional Conversations (IC) pedagogy, pioneered by faculty in UGA‘€™s College of Education. Teachers will work together in virtual breakout groups to develop shared, subject-specific IC lessons based on institute content and corresponding to grade appropriate educational standards. Teachers and organizers will also explore ways of integrating digital tools and technologies to facilitate and improve education via online formats.

REGISTER HERE

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 The University of Georgia, Vanderbilt University, and Tulane University. Register Now.

Questions? Contact Derek Bentley [dbent@uga.edu].

Global Read Webinar Series 2020

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Diverse Books for the K-12 Classroom
February – June 2020 – All webinars are 6 PM CST
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Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Freeman Book Award, Middle East Book Award, and the South Asia Book Award) will sponsor a 60-minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards. Each webinar features a presentation by an award-winning author with discussion on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Please read along with us this spring as we explore the world through these award-winning books. We encourage all readers to join in on the conversations each month and ask the author your own questions live.

Be sure to join the conversation with our webinar hashtag #2020ReadingAcrossCultures. Visit www.internationalizingsocialstudies.blog for more information and to register for free.

  • AFRICAFEBRUARY 26, 2020 Africana Book Award
    Grandpa Cacao, A Tale of Chocolate from Farm to Family by Elizabeth Zunon
  • MIDDLE EASTMARCH 18, 2020 Middle East Book Award
    Darius the Great is Not OKAY by Adib Khorram
  • SOUTH ASIAAPRIL 14, 2020 – South Asia Book Award
    The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art by Barb Rosenstock
  • LATIN AMERICAMAY 11, 2020 – Américas Award
    Auntie Luce‘€™s Talking Paintings by Francie Latour
  • ASIAJUNE 23, 2020 – Freeman Book Award
    Girl of the Southern Sea by Michelle Kadarusman

All sessions are free and open to the public. Register by visiting internationalizingsocialstudies.org. Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, the African Studies Outreach Council, and The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.

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Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email crcrts@tulane.edu.