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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba Havana, Cuba | June 23 - July 7, 2018 Program Application Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

The Louisiana Archaeological Society/Delta Chapter guest speaker series will be hosting Even Parker, PhD candidate at the Tulane University Department of Anthropology, for a talk titled Pioneering and Place-Marking among the Ancient Maya of the Middle Preclassic (800-350 BC): A View from Paso del Macho, Yucatan, Mexico.

Parking can be found along St. Charles Avenue, Walnut Street, Calhoun Street, and Loyola Avenue.

For additional questions, please visit the Louisiana Archaeological Society’s Delta Chapter event page.

Most Fridays, Newcomb College Institute hosts a free lunch and lecture in Anna Many Lounge in the Caroline Richardson Building on Tulane’s uptown campus. On Friday, September 7, 2018, Fridays at Newcomb will be hosting Latin American Studies alumna Denise Frazier and Ashley Teamer for a talk titled Court Connections.

Join us in welcoming writer and cook Marti Buckley for a talk titled What’s Basque Got to Do with it?: Tradition and Modernity in Hispanic Foodways at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, September 12, in Newcomb Hall. Marti Buckley will discuss her new book, Basque Country, as well as draw on her experiences in the culinary world and tourist industry to discuss how micro-communities can thrive in an increasingly globalizing world. The talk will be given in Spanish.

The Middle American Research Institute is happy to announce the first talk of the 2018-2019 Brown Bag talk series. Evan Parker, Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Anthropology, will present his research in a talk titled The Tzimin Jades of Paso del Macho: Description and Analysis of a Middle Preclassic Maya Plaza Offering.

The Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University is proud to present Border Li(n)es: Excluding, Extracting, and Expelling Immigrants in the Southern U.S. on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the Equity Speaker Series.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University are proud to host acclaimed Brazilian author Luiz Ruffato for a talk titled Literatura e Invisibilidade on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00 PM. Ruffato is the author of nine novels and several collections of poetry and essays, many of which have been translated for international audiences.

The Middle American Research Institute is happy to announce the second talk of the 2018-2019 Brown Bag talk series. Director of MARI Marcello A. Canuto, research assistant professor Francisco Estrada-Belli, and graduate student Luke Auld-Thomas will present their research in a talk titled Ancient Lowland Maya Complexity as Revealed by Airborne Laser Scanning of Northern Guatemala.

This year marks the 25th year that the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and CLASP will honor the work of the many authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and readers of the award with 2018 award winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh.

Zoboi’s book, American Street is a complex and multi-layered story anchored around relationships and questions of loyalty. She will share her experiences writing this book and provide context for teaching this book in a high school classroom.

Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.

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