The Next 100: Make your Mark!
The year 2024 marks 100 years of research and teaching in the field of Latin American Studies at Tulane University. To commemorate this milestone, the Stone Center has launched The LAST 100, a digital humanities project tracing this endeavor from the first academic programs to today.
Since the initial gift in 1924, Tulane has fostered a substantial and nuanced relationship with Latin America. The Stone Center has long served as a hub for this activity. Over time, it has embraced a variety of disciplines, from the social sciences, to public health, to law and business, to cultural studies. Encouraging interdisciplinary exploration, our work has created space for big conversations on topics such as race, the environment, and Indigenous languages and cultures. Meanwhile, the Center has sustained rich connections with Latin American communities through field research, study abroad programs, cultural initiatives, and distinguished visiting scholars from across the region.
Just as The LAST 100 has witnessed such transformation, we ask ourselves what challenges and changes await us in The Next 100. That’s where our alumni come in! We'd like your help to envision what is next for the Tulane Latin Americanist community.
What does The Next 100 years of Tulane and Latin America entail? What does it look like? What does it feel like? What does it sound like? What directions and areas of study does it include? What partnerships does it embark upon? Where are we going?
We're excited to gather your ideas in a pluri-vocal, multi-media page on our The LAST 100 digital exhibit (coming soon). Your response may be text-based, voice-based, or audiovisual; a short video, a collage, an image, a graph, a voice note, a paragraph, a poem, or any other form of expression that can be posted online (i.e., if you were to craft an object, send us a photograph of the object). It may be academic or intimate, short or long. There are no formal guidelines or minimum/maximum lengths. Just share with us what you think in whatever medium you feel most comfortable expressing yourself.
You can submit your response by following the instructions below. Your submissions may be incorporated into one or all of the digital initiatives being developed to commemorate a century of Tulane and Latin America. Specifically, they may appear in a digital collection hosted by the Tulane University Digital Library. Some will also be selected to appear in The LAST 100 digital exhibit(coming soon).
In order to give us ample time to review, reformat, and repost, we ask that you please submit by our priority deadline of March 1, 2024.
If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Thank you for sharing your vision!
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2024
Accepted File Formats: .doc, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, .mp3, .mp4.
Please include your name in the file name.