Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Lending Library

Requesting Materials Online

  • Click here to search for items in the lending library.
  • For the items you want to borrow, click “+Add to my request list.”
  • When you have finished selecting items you wish to check out, click “View my request list.”
  • If you already have an account (and established a username and password): A form will appear below which asks whether you have an account with LARC Lending Library. If you do have an account and have set a username and password, click “yes” to affirm that you have an account, and then entering your username and password will recall your contact and shipping information.
  • If you do not have an account with us: You should click “No” to confirm that you do not have a preexisting account, choose a username and password that you will use for this and subsequent LARC Lending Library material requests, and then fill in your contact and shipping information in the blanks.
  • Be sure to enter the date(s) on which you plan to use the requested materials in the “Show Date” blank for each item you request.
  • To complete your online request, you must click the box beside the statement, “I confirm that I have read the borrowing policies (Standard, Tulane / Loyola). I agree to follow all regulations outlined within the borrowing policies.” (Clicking here acknowledges that you are responsible for items you have checked out.)
  • You will receive an automatic email with the items you have selected and the show dates you have listed. This email confirms that your request has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive an email containing your request information, contact us immediately. Otherwise, you will not hear from us again regarding your request unless there is a problem with your request or item availability.

Remember, Standard requests must be received at least 3 weeks in advance of your show date and Tulane/Loyola requests must be received at least 7 days in advance of your show date.

Some further considerations when requesting materials are:

Scheduling
Some of our materials do take longer than a day to use. You may specify the entire period you need as the show date when making your original reservation. If you need an extension once you have already received the items, you must contact us within two days of the original show date (at least ten days before the due date).

Confirmation
You will not receive confirmation of your order as we do not have sufficient staffing to do this, but you will receive an automatically generated email copy of the electronic request you have submitted for your records. If you do not receive this email, your request has not gone through, and you should contact us.
We will contact you via email only if an item you request is not available. Feel free to call us at 504-862-3143 or email crcrts@tulane.edu to confirm your reservation.

Availability
As mentioned above, you will be notified if an item you request is not available for the dates you desire.

When to Expect Your Materials

Standard Borrowers

We schedule shipments to arrive at least three days before your show date to give you a chance to preview materials. If your materials have not arrived by 9:00 am on the third day before your show date, contact us immediately. We can trace the package or send a duplicate by express service in time for you to use the items as scheduled.

Tulane/Loyola Borrowers

Your materials will be ready for pick-up the Friday afternoon before your show date on the counter of the LARC office, located in Jones Hall, RM 100 I. Business hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday excluding university holidays. If the LARC office is locked, please ask the secretary to let you in.

Questions? Call 504-862-3143 or email crcrts@tulane.edu.

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Upcoming Events

Bate papo! Speak Portuguese!

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Join us for an informal conversation hour with members of BRASA. All levels welcome. No registration necessary – come and stay for a few minutes or the whole hour! For more information, please contact Megwen at portuguese@tulane.edu.

FRIDAY – April 2, 2021
1:00 PM
Special edition Bate-papo with BRASA! Jones Hall patio.

FRIDAY – April 9, 2021
3:00 PM
Bate-papo. Jones Hall patio.

FRIDAY – April 16, 2021
1:30 PM
Special edition Bate-papo with Rice University. https://tulane.zoom.us/j/7338920192

This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome.

On/Off-Screen: The Other Histories of Cinema in Latin America

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On/Off Screen. The Other Histories of Cinema in Latin America / Las otras historias del cine en América Latina explores practices of film distribution, exhibition and cinemagoing in Latin America. Over the past decade, the receiving end of the film chain, including patterns of film distribution and exhibition and the experiences of cinemagoers, has received increasing scholarly attention. Although this turn has made inroads beyond Eurocentric, Anglo-American limits, there is still a need to highlight other important cinematographic regions, especially Latin America. The symposium brings together scholars working in/on this domain from Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Cuba, and the US, etc to engage in conversations about film culture across the Western hemisphere.

More information can be found on the website, here.

Teaching and Understanding Women's Activism in the Face of Violence

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(Description via Vanderbilt CLAS)

Join Vanderbilt CLAS and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University for a teacher workshop about incorporating topics of social justice and gender equality in the curriculum. In 2019, Amalia Rubin and Parker Benedict joined forces to create She Stands Up, a project that aims to spark meaningful conversations in high school classrooms about the power of women’s activism in the face of violence. While the project’s lesson plans focus on social mobilization in Latin America, where reporting of violence against women has been steadily increasing in recent years, She Stands Up creators hope to inspire teachers and students alike to tackle relevant and difficult topics in the classroom. In this special workshop, Amalia and Parker will take us through the research behind the project, introduce us to their website (full of resources!), and lead us in an activity from one of their lesson plans. Current and aspiring high school educators are encouraged to attend, and all educators are welcome.

Data across the Disciplines: Notes from Field Research in Latin America

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This discussion will focus on how Latin Amercanist scholars use data in their research. Marcello Canuto (Tulane University) will present on the use of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and other geospatial methods in his work in Maya archaeology. In a discussion moderated by Claudia Brittenham (University of Chicago), we will then discuss benefits and challenges, helpful tools, and various approaches to implementing new technologies into field research. This event workshop is for students in any field who are thinking about the possible uses of spatial imaging and other types of technology-collected data in their own research.

Marcello A. Canuto is Director of the Middle American Research Institute and Professor of Anthropology at Tulane University. He has undertaken archaeological excavations in the Maya region, South America, India, north Africa, and the northeast US. His primary research interest in the Maya area has been on the integrative mechanisms that the ancient Maya used to build and maintain a socio-politically complex society throughout both the Preclassic and Classic periods. He now co-directs a project in the understudied Northwest Peten, Guatemala where he investigates the construction of social categories and the mechanisms by which complex socio-political organizations develop and were maintained.

Claudia Brittenham is Interim Director of the Center for Latin American Studies and Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the art of ancient Mesoamerica, with particular attention to the ways that the materiality of art and the politics of style contribute to our understanding of the ontology of images. Her current book project, Unseen Art: Vision and Memory in Ancient Mesoamerica, explores problems of visibility and the status of images in Mesoamerica. Ranging from carvings on the undersides of Aztec sculptures to Maya lintels, and buried Olmec offerings, it examines the distance between ancient experiences of works of art and the modern practice of museum display.

Register in advance for this meeting with this link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sponsored by the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago, under the auspices of the Tinker Field Research Collaborative.

Download the pdf of the flyer here.

A Discussion of Obscuro Barroco: "Imaginaçoes de Carnaval"

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Join Drs. Ana López, João Luiz Vieira, Leslie Louise Marsh, and Catherine Benamou for a discussion of the documentary film Obscuro Barroco.

Obscuro Barroco is a documentary-fiction film about the dizzying heights of gender and metamorphosis in Rio de Janeiro. Following the path of iconic transgender figure Luana Muniz (1961-2017), the film explores the different quests for the self, through transvestism, carnival and political struggle. In turn, it asks questions about the desire for transformation of the body, both intimate and social.

The full film is available to watch here.

You can also watch the film, browse resources, and meet the panelists on the event webpage, here.
We encourage all attendees to watch the film prior to the event.

Special thanks to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the PORTulane community, the Department of Communication, and the Howard Tilton Memorial Library for co-sponsoring this project.

Kaqchikel/K'iche' Language Table: K'iche' Language Learning

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Join fellow students, teachers, and native speakers to practice your Kaqchikel language skills and deepen your understanding of Kaqchikel culture. This event is held on the last Thursday of each month for the duration of the Spring 2021 semester.

The April 29th session will focus on K’iche’ language learning with guest speaker Nela Petronila Tahay Tzay. It will be facilitated by Ignacio Carvajal.