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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week’s homemade delicacy: Bala de maracujá.

The Stone Center’s annual TUSCLA conference is an interdisciplinary student symposium in which seniors from the Latin American Studies undergraduate core seminar, first-year graduate students in the graduate Latin American Studies core seminar and undergraduates in Newcomb-Tulane College conducting original research on Latin America present their individual research projects. TUSCLA was formally launched as TUCLA in Fall of 2003 as a means to provide Latin American Studies undergraduates with an opportunity to present papers in the style and atmosphere of an academic conference.

he Venezuelan economy has descended into ever-worsening chaos since the beginning of the administration of Nicolás Maduro. U.S. economic sanctions, which began with financial sanctions in 2017 and expanded to the country’s vital oil sector this year, have exacerbated an already precarious economic and humanitarian crisis.

Weekly structured writing sessions for Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

The "Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS)":http://ilas.columbia.edu/ at Columbia University is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday afternoon (registration required at the link below). 

Dr. Alan McPherson will be dicussing his book "Ghosts of Sheridan Circle":

https://uncpress.org/book/9781469653501/ghosts-of-sheridan-circle/ in this Zoom talk sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the "Department of History":https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/history. 

Zoom Link: "tulane.zoom.us/j/99441668120":https://tulane.zoom.us/j/99441668120

Landa's "Alphabet" is one of the best known items in Maya studies. A testimony of the collision of cultures and a stockpile of misunderstandings, the "Alphabet" has been labeled everything from a Spanish fabrication to a "Rosetta Stone." While we have a good grasp of what happened when the manuscript was written in the 16th century, there are still some vexing gaps in our understanding of the "Alphabet." In this workshop, we will take a look at the hieroglyphic signs on the pages of Landa's manuscript, based on new detailed photos.

Join Kaqchikel learners and speakers at all levels to practice your language skills and celebrate Waqxaqi' B'atz' and Día de la Resistencia de los Pueblos Indígenas. 

Email sclassum@tulane.edu for a link to join the conversation.

The Stone Center Summer Research Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 8:30 am-4:30 pm via Zoom at the following ID: 980 3523 0965. There are six panels of presenters, and after each panel, there will be a 15 minutes Q&A session. We hope you can join us in supporting our students who conducted valuable research this summer in creative, unconventional ways!

The panel will be held virtually. Session information will be posted 15 minutes before the session starts on CLAH 2021 website here

We are very excited to announce that two members of Tulane’s LAS community will be featured in the Consortium for Latin American History’s 2021 Central America Panel.

Tulane faculty member, Justin Wolfe, is a featured panelist for the January 7th session, “Democracy and Political Culture in Central America, 1821 – 2021”.