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Join Kaqchikel learners and speakers of all levels at this monthly conversation table. This month, Ixnal Ambrocia Cuma Chávez will lead our conversation. 

Register to join us on Zoom: https://tulane.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoceyppzsjHtE0ICVACsgKRg67RgTyuC5K 

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas and the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

DON’T MISS IT: Tulane student, Hayley B. Woodward, will be presenting her talk “Layers of Space in the Codex Xolotl.” This is brought to you by the Indigenous Material and Visual Culture in the Americas Working Group and UCLA’s Center for 17th- and 18th- Century Studies.

Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm (PST) on ZOOM: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85136926856

Speakers from the Spring 2021 Contemporary Cuba Speakers Series return to give us an update on the current economic, political, and cultural conditions on the island.

Regsiter on Zoom 


The logistics of preliminary field work have always been challenging. From finding appropriate interlocutors to accessing archives, the process of conducting field work can be fraught with both known and unpredictable challenges. The pandemic has only exacerbated these challenges, at home and abroad. But it has also presented opportunities for students to integrate new approaches and technologies into their scholarship. We will present an inter-university panel of students who will discuss the following questions, among others:

Join the Sawyer Seminar for a conversation with Mauricio Tenorio Trillo on presence, absence, irony, and Mexico City’s monumental landscape. Monuments seek to conquer future views of history. Their massive material existence, as part of social and memory tissues of cities, made monuments a real “avanzada” in the future. Sometimes monuments do manage, to a certain extent, to conquer the future, not necessary as history but as space.

Join our friends at Tulane’s Latin American Library as they host a colloquium series featuring faculty whose research considers relationships between Latin America and New Orleans. On Friday April 8, Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez Professor of Spanish will present on his novel-in-progress: “Juárez en Nueva Orleans. La ficción hecha de fragmentos de verdad.”

This talk will be in Spanish and hosted in the Latin American Library Seminar Room.




Please join us March 15 at noon for a talk on Political Ecology Across Latin America.

Dr. Merlinsky is the Richard E. Greenleaf Distinguished Chair in Latin American Studies. Her book, "Toda Ecología es Política" speaks to the devastation of ecosystems and environments, and in particular the resulting inequality and the challenge that represents to our common destiny and transformative research.

Tulane's Dr. Leguizamon will give a brief introduction, followed by a talk by Dr. Merlinsky, and ending with a Q&A.

Check out these special events put on by the Brazilian Studies Association!

The Brazilian Studies Association is an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who support and promote Brazilian studies in all fields, especially in the humanities and social sciences. BRASA is dedicated to the promotion of Brazilian studies around the world, especially in the United States. The BRASA Secretariat is currently hosted by Tulane University in New Orleans.

Tulane Speakers Include: 

The Latin American Library Colloquium Series beings this Friday, March 11th, from 3-4:30 in the Latin American Library (4th floor of Howard Tilton Memorial Library)!

Professor Marilyn Miller will present new research on mid-century New Orleans beautification project that immortalized Latin American independence leaders: “Lament of the libertadores: Monumental Demise in New Orleans’s ‘Garden of the Americas.’”

This talk will be in English. Refreshments will be served!