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The 2018-2019 Tulane Anthropology colloquium series An Exploration of Power Through Practice, will continue on Friday, March 29, 3:30 PM. Join us in welcoming Dr. Tiffiny A. Tung who will present her research in a talk titled A Bioarchaeological Inquiry into Climate Change and Political Decline in the Peruvian Andes.

Please join the Latin American Library in welcoming Juan Emilio Carrillo González, a 2018-2019 LAL Richard E. Greenleaf scholar, who will be giving a work-in-progress talk entitled A Glimpse of the Voices of the Past: Historical Ethnography of the Maya of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala (1880-1920) (Atisbar las voces del pasado: Etnografía histórica de los pueblos mayas en la Alta Verapaz, Guatemala (1880-1920)) on Monday, April 15, at 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Latin American Library seminar room.

The talk will be in Spanish. Refreshments will follow the talk.

Dr. Meg Stalcup, a visual and media anthropologist, and Assistant Professor in the School of Sociology and Anthropological studies at the University of Ottawa, will be presenting her research in a talk entitled Fake News has a Mode of Truth: Computational Propaganda and Digital Populism in Brazil on Wednesday, April 17, in Newcomb Hall 208 at 5:30 PM.

Please join the Latin American Library in welcoming Juan Camilo Rojas. a 2018-2019 LAL Richard E. Greenleaf scholar, who will be giving a work-in-progress talk entitled The Preacher Must Know How to Paint, But Not Appear to Be a Painter: Rhetoric and Image in the Arte de sermones (1677) by Fray Martín de Velasco (El predicador ha de saber pintar, pero no parecer pintor: Retórica e imagen en el Arte de sermones (1677) de Fray Martín de Velasco) on Wednesday, April 17, at 3:00 PM in the Latin American Library seminar room.

Join us in welcoming Mayda Colón and Zayra Taranto, founders of Trabalis Editores, who will speak about their singular approach to publishing in Puerto Rico (they own their own printing press and use the royalties ceded by their world renown authors to publish new writers) on Wednesday April 24, at 5:30 PM. In the aftermath of Hurricane María they organized several readings and published a series of books of historical importance (Bitácora de una transmisión radial, transcripciones de una histórica transmisión radial durante el Huracán Mar

The Middle American Research Institute is proud to announce the next talk of the 2018-2019 Brown Bag talk series. Borizlava Simova, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology, will presents part of her dissertation research in a talk titled Floors, Platforms, Earth Offerings? Excavations in the Actuncan E-Group Plaza at 12:00 PM in Dinwiddie 305.

Emma Christopher is Associate Professor of History at the The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She is a documentary filmmaker and is the director, producer and researcher of They Are We, (New York: Icarus Film, 2014) which won five Best Documentary Awards, featured widely in the media, and was chosen as the United Nations’ Remembrance of Slavery film 2015. It has screened in more than 70 countries around the world. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described the film and Emma’s work as, “an inspiration; a victory over slavery”.

The Spanish and Portuguese Department is hosting this talk with two masters of the art of capoeria. Mestre Joao Grande is one of the last remaining Mestres from the Velha Guarda. He moved to New York in 1990 and, at 86 years old, he continues to hold capoeira classes at his academy in Harlem. He is a student of Mestre Pastinha, the father of capoeira Angola. Mestre Jelon is also from Bahia, and he was the first capoeirista to open up a school in the US back in the 70's.

This Friday’s Brown Bag talk will feature Laura Gilabert Sansalvador, a visiting researcher at M.A.R.I. and current post-doctoral scholar at the Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Her talk is titled “La bóveda en la arquitectura maya.”