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CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellowship Job Openings

October 30th, 2019

Description The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for five (5) research fellowships for the Academic Year of 2020-2021, some with program…  read more

Nora Lustig: '€œEl mercado no va a crear por sí solo sociedades más equitativas'€

October 30th, 2019

Nora Lustig: ‘€œEl mercado no va a crear por sí solo sociedades más equitativas‘€ Profesora de la Universidad de Tulane (EE UU), Nora Lustig es…  read more

Hortensia Calvo introduces WWNO listeners to Mayan publishing cooperative Taller Lenateros

October 29th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Hortensia Calvo, Director of the Latin American Library, has been featured on two recent…  read more

The 2019 Stone Center Graduate Student Summer Field Research Symposium

October 28th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Each year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites Tulane University graduate students…  read more

Dr. Marcello Canuto, Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli, and team uncover new Mayan ruins in Guatemala

October 18th, 2019

The Express has published an article highlighting the work of Marcello Canuto, a Stone Center Core Faculty member and Director of the Middle American Research…  read more

New Orleans Community Explores Topics of Migration and Mesoamerican Art with Author Duncan Tonatiuh

October 17th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant From October 10th to 13th, the Latin American Resource Center hosted a visit from…  read more

Summary of Dr. Sierra's lecture "Partners at Home and Abroad: How Brazil Globalized State Capitalism"

October 16th, 2019

A riveting presentation by Dr. Jazmin Sierra kicked off the speaker series Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America hosted by CIPR and The…  read more

Cuba and the Dominican Republic on Screen at the New Orleans Film Festival

October 10th, 2019

The New Orleans Film Society is presenting its 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival from October 16th through October 23rd in venues across the city.…  read more

2019 Américas Award Ceremony & Workshop Recap

October 3rd, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant On September 27th, the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs held the 2019 Américas…  read more

From the Tulanian: A Global Citizen State Of Mind

October 1st, 2019

Dr. Casey Love, Political Science professor and associate of the Stone Center, is featured in the September 2019 Tulanian magazine. In “A Global Citizen State…  read more

Professor David Smilde weighs in on Venezuelan political conflict on ABC Local 10

September 19th, 2019

Dr. David Smilde, the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

From the School of Liberal Arts: Professor Moises Arce on preparing global citizens

September 19th, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts website and was written by Emily Wilkerson. Moises Arce, the new Cowen Chair…  read more

Stone Center alum Denise Frazier featured in Vanity Fair as slave rebellion reenactor

September 17th, 2019

On November 8th and 9th of this year, artist Dread Scott will stage his Slave Rebellion Reenactment, a re-creation of America’s largest plantation uprising. The…  read more

From Tulane News: New dean of Newcomb-Tulane College seeks "meaningful engagement" for students

September 16th, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane Today new website and was written by Caitlin Harvey. Lee Skinner, the dean of Tulane University’s Newcomb-Tulane College…  read more

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow Caitlin Andrews-Lee Publishes Two Articles

September 5th, 2019

Congratulations to CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow Caitlin Andrews-Lee on the publication of two articles. The Politics of Succession in Charismatic Movements: Routinization versus Revival in Argentina,…  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.