Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Ethnohistory Conference features Stone Soup Film Screening and Talks by Tulane Faculty and Students

September 4th, 2013

The American Society for Ethnohistory annual meeting in New Orleans, September 11-15, will feature several Tulane University and Stone Center affiliated faculty, students, and alumni. The Stone Center is one of the sponsors of the conference, along with several other Tulane Institutions including the Department of History and the Center for the Gulf South.

Tulane University Department of History Ph.D. Sarah Borealis will present a screening and discussion of her film Caldo de piedra: sabor chinanteco on Thursday, September 12th from 4:10 – 5:15. The film discusses a Chinanteco tradition of making Stone Soup. Borealis will be accompanied by her co-producers, the family whose restaurant and tradition of soup making is the subject of the documentary. An earlier version of the documentary has been previously screened in Mexico to much critical acclaim. The teaser for the film, which Borealis directed in Oaxaca in 2010 is the recipient of the Katherine Bliss and William French award for Gender Awareness in Mexican History. To read more about the film and its history please read a feature on the National Geographic website.

Other Tulane affiliates participating in the conference include Kris Lane, the program chair of the conference, and several Stone Center graduate students who are serving as volunteers at the conference. Faculty, graduate students, and alumni from the Stone Center, History, Art History, and Anthropology Departments are giving papers and participating in the conference. Please see the conference program to identify a complete list of Tulane participants.