Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

Lending Library Guides – The LARC staff has compiled a continuing series of in-depth guides to selecting audio-visual materials from the lending library collection on specific topics. These are especially helpful to instructors who are interested in covering a specific area/topic regarding Latin America. The suggeted materials are fully reproducible for classroom use and are available for free loan through LARC’s lending library.

  • Américas Award – A book guide of previous Américas Award Winners and Honorable Mentions available for check-out from the Lending Library. Created January 2018.
  • Archaeology of South America – A guide to the films, print materials, units, and slides available on Pre-Columbian art and archaeology in South America. Created January 2018.
  • Brazil – A guide to resources in the LARC collection about Brazil. Includes a selection of books and films from the collection. Created May 2013.
  • The Brazilian Paradox – A guide to introductory materials on Brazil in the LARC collection. Specifically examines the contradiction between the large geographical size of Brazil and the state of debt of the country. Helpful for high school or college instructors. Created March 1989, Revised October 1991.
  • Carnival – A guide to resources in the LARC collection concerning the celebration of Carnival in the Americas. Created June 2010.
  • Central America – A survey of LARC materials on Central American topics from pre-Columbian times to present. Includes background information on Central America as well as suggested resources for a variety of topics. Created January 1993, Updated November 2012.
  • Civil Rights – A selection of resources from the LARC lending library which deal with civil rights around Latin America. Includes information on dictatorship, human rights concerns, the rights of indigenous peoples, and much more. Created Fall 2015.
  • Coffee – A guide to resources in the LARC collection about the consumption and production of coffee. Created March 2011.
  • Colombia – Guide to resources in the LARC collection about the culture, history, and politics of Colombia. Created April 2018.
  • Cultural Connections – A guide to resources in the LARC collection about connections between Latin America and other regions. Created October 2013.
  • Day of the Dead. – A guide to resources in the LARC collection about Day of the Dead. Includes videos, kits, and books. These resources include information on Day of the Dead traditions throughout Latin America. Updated September 2014.
  • Games from the LARC Collection – A guide for instructors of all subjects on the use of games with Latin American content. Games in the LARC collection can be used at the junior high/middle school, high school or college level. Created 1989, updated October 2012.
  • Guatemala – A guide to resources in the LARC collection about Guatemala. Includes information on the Maya heritage of Guatemala and more recent political events. Created September 2015.
  • Haiti – A guide to resources in the LARC collection on Haiti. Focuses mostly on films and a few print resources. Created September 2014.
  • Immigration – A guide to resources in the LARC collection about immigration. The focus of these materials is on immigration from Latin America to the United States and the immigrant experience within the U.S. Also contains some resources concerning immigration to Latin America. Updated Fall 2012.
  • Indigenous Languages and Peoples of the Andes – A guide to resources in the LARC collection concerning indigenous languages and peoples living in the Andes Mountains, coast, and tropical forests of South America. Created January 2018.
  • Labor Organizations and Worker Movements – A guide the labor organizations and worker movements in Latin America and the United States. Includes films, print resources, and curriculum. Created January 2018.
  • Latin American Cinema – A guide to cinema in Latin America. A selection of films from the LARC collection including recent releases and early films from Latin America. Includes film from around Latin America. Films are listed by theme. Created September 1993, Updated Fall 2012.
  • Latin America and the Environment – A guide to films from the biennial Latin American Environmental Film Festival held from 2005-2009 at Tulane University. This guide describes the films shown during the festivals and highlights the winning entries. Several of these films have associated currciula which are available for free download from LARC’s website. Created January 2013.
  • Literacy and Cuba – A guide to information about literacy in Latin America, focusing on literacy campaigns, and to Cuba. Includes films (both fictional and nonfiction) about Cuba and Cuban History. Created March 2014.
  • The Maya – A guide to resource in the LARC collection and external sources of information concerning the Maya. Created February 2012; updated January 2017.
  • The Media and Latin America – This guide examines a selection of videos about Latin America and directs the reader’s attention to the ways in which the producers of these texts have exerted, and sometimes hidden, their points of view. Created September 1994, Updated December 2012.
  • Mexico – This guide organizes our resources on Mexico into various subject areas. Appropriate for high school/college level Spanish, social studies, humanities courses. Created November 1994.
  • Mexican Muralists – Guide to resources on Mexican muralists – particularly los tres grandes: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros. These resources illustrate the effect of Mexican politics and heritage on the mural movement. Created Spring 2015.
  • Panama – A list of some of the important resources on Panama in the LARC collection. Created September 2015.
  • Peru – A list of some of the resources on Peru in the LARC collection. Created September 2016.
  • Race and Ethnicity in Latin America – This guide lists and discusses some of the best resources from our collection for talking about issues of race and ethnicity. Includes films which can be used to start a discussion on a sensitive, and at times difficult to comprehend, topic. Created April 1993.
  • Women in Latin America – This guide organizes our resources on women in Latin America into subject areas. Excellent for women’s studies classes and appropriate for high school teachers who want to introduce women’s studies and Latin America into their curriculum. Created October 1994, Updated November 2012.

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Lunch with LAGO featuring Ruben Luciano

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Join the Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) on Friday, 1/24 at 12pm for the latest installment of our bi-weekly lunch series. Ruben Luciano is a Ph.D. student in the Tulane University History department, specializing in modern Latin American (specifically, Dominican) history, the military under dictatorship, intersectionality, and gender. He also has two Master’s degrees in the Social Sciences and Health Communication. He’ll be speaking on his thesis project, entitled “Queering the Trujillato: Reinterpretations of Loyalty, Criminality, and Homosociality in the Dominican Military from 1930-61.” Afterwards, we’ll open the floor for a Q & A, allowing for further conversation about Ruben’s work, more practical questions about the dissertation research and writing experience, and navigating the grants application process as a Ph.D. student.

The Labyrinth will be serving mini paninis, bagels, savory spreads and dips, desserts (including tres leches cake) and fresh juices. Please come hungry!

Haitian Artists Showcase at Tulane

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HAITIANOLA and the Stone Center present artists from the Jacmel Arts Center in Jacmel, Haiti. This event will feature live dance as well as a discussion on Haitian art and its connection to New Orleans culture.

Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture in the Classroom

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture in the Classroom

This collaborative workshop is designed for middle to high school Social Studies educators to enhance the teaching of the Tunica community while highlighting this group as part of a series of ancient civilizations currently taught at the K-12 level. This workshop is the first one in the series aimed at increasing and extending the current teaching of ancient civilizations in the Americas. The local focus on Louisiana indigenous people and culture will enable educators to create deeper connections when teaching about indigenous identity across the Americas such as the Maya, the Aztec and the Inca.

This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Language Instructors Donna Pierite and Elisabeth Pierite Mora of the Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture Revitalization Program (LCRP) will share the history of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe beginning in 1541 up to the 1700s when the tribes reached the Avoyelles Prairie. Through story, song and dance they will share the Tunica language and Tunica-Biloxi culture. They will highlight the cultural educational initiatives of LCRP, and provide a list of online resources and samples of pedagogical materials for attendees.

Sponsored by the Middle American Research Institute, S.S. NOLA, and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

This Bridge Called our Backs: Judith F. Baca, Muralism, and Community Engagement

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A Lecture by Dr. Anna Indych-Lopez
The City University of New York

Monday, February 3, 2020
6:00 PM

Woldenberg Art Center
Room 210

FLAS Summer Fellowship Application Deadline: February 14th, 2020

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. FLAS fellowships administered by the Stone Center are available to undergraduate and graduate students for the intensive study over the summer of Kaqchikel Maya, Portuguese, or another less-commonly taught Latin American language. Graduate students wishing to engage in intensive study of such a language are encouraged to apply for one of these fellowships. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply; and only intensive summer language programs that meet the FLAS guidelines will be considered. A listing of some of the approved programs is prepared by CLASP and available on-line. Program information and application packets for Tulane sponsored summer language programs can be found here.

The following FAQs offer further information on the application process and program guidelines for undergraduates and graduates respectively:

Summer FLAS FAQ for Undergraduates
Summer FLAS FAQ for Graduate Students

The Stone Center staff held an on-line information session on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. You can access the video and PowerPoint presentation here: FLAS SUMMER APPLICATION MATERIALS for 2020 All materials are PDF files, forms are in fillable PDF format.

All application materials, including the faculty recommendation form, proposal narrative, and financial need statement or FAFSA EFC, should be submitted electronically by email according to the application guidelines. Please review these guidelines carefully.

For questions regarding the FLAS Fellowship, please contact Dr. Jimmy Huck by email at jhuck@tulane.edu OR Valerie McGinley at vmcgmar@tulane.edu.

Bate Papo! Primavera 2020

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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome! Meetings take place on Fridays at different hours and locations. See the full schedule below:

January 17th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de maracuja

January 24th, 3 PM, Boot
Treat: Suco de caju

January 31st, 4PM, Cafe Carmo (527 Julia St.)
Treat: Suco de caja

February 7th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Agua de coco

February 14th, 11 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Guarana

February 21st, 12PM, PJs Willow
Treat: Cha de maracuja

February 28th, 2PM, Sharp Residence Hall
Treat: Cafe brasiliero

March 6th, 10 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Cha matte

March 13th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de goiaba

March 20th, 3 PM, Greenbaum House
Treat: Limonada a brasiliera

March 27th, 12 PM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Batido de abacate

April 3rd, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de acai

April 17th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Caldo de cana

April 24th, 2 PM, Boot
Treat: Groselha