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LARC Supports Haiti through Resources and Fundraiser

January 19th, 2010

The Latin American Resource Center (LARC) has highlighted some key resources to help explore the depth and complexity of the disaster facing Haiti today. The…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: "Polaridad Complementaria" Opening - Saturday January 16th

January 16th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. “Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba” Opening: January 16, 2010 See below for schedule…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: "Collecting Cuban Art" on Jan 28th and 29th

January 15th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. Collecting Cuban Art January 28-29, 2010 Sponsored by the New Orleans Museum of Art,…  read more

Cuban Images, Art Come to Campus

January 15th, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu Tulane’s participation in the citywide ¡Sí Cuba! celebration begins on Saturday (Jan. 16) as two exhibits open with contemporary art…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: January 14th Openings and Events

January 14th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. January 14th Events: Antenna Gallery, ‘€œCuba, Now!‘€ (January 9-February 7; opens January 9, 6-9…  read more

Excitement Builds for ¡Sí Cuba! Events

January 13th, 2010

By: Carol J. Schlueter cjs@tulane.edu The plan to bring an exhibit by Cuban artists to the Newcomb Art Gallery expanded dramatically as a campus committee…  read more

Latin Americanist Professors Jeff Chambers and Tom Sherry Featured in Fall 2009 Tulanian

January 6th, 2010

Drs. Jeffrey Chambers and Thomas Sherry, both professors of ecology and evolutionary biology, were featured in the Fall 2009 Tulanian article “175 Ways Tulane Has…  read more

Latin American Library Announces 2009-2010 Greenleaf Fellows

December 8th, 2009

The Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, Hortensia Calvo, recently announced the Richard E. Greenleaf Fellows at the Latin American Library for 2009-2010.…  read more

Stone Center hosts Conference on Cuba

November 24th, 2009

(Photo: Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Nora Lustig and Paolo Spadoni) On Friday, November 13th, the conference Cuba: 50 Years of Revolution was held on Tulane‘€™s uptown campus…  read more

Geographical Imaginaries Conference Held at Tulane

November 17th, 2009

From November 4th through the 6th, with the support of Tulane University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the ‘€œGeographical Imaginaries and Hispanic…  read more

Cuba Scholars Convene on Campus

November 12th, 2009

By: Brandon Meginley newwave@tulane.edu New Orleans has strong historical ties to Cuba. In the early 19th century, an influx of 10,000 French-speaking Haitians settled in…  read more

Poverty & Inequality Expert Joins Stone Center

October 5th, 2009

By: Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu Renowned economist Nora Lustig, whose field of study focuses on poverty and inequality, has joined the faculty of the Department of…  read more

Mesa-Lago Quoted in Caracas Newspaper

October 5th, 2009

Distinguished Greenleaf Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies, Carmelo Mesa-Lago, was recently quoted extensively for the article ‘€œVenezuela pays USD 5.6 billion for Cuban staff…  read more

LAGO Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers - Extended Deadline!

September 27th, 2009

Call for Papers Extended Deadline: October 31, 2009 Submit abstracts to: LAGO The Latin American Graduate Student Association (LAGO) of Tulane University invites you to…  read more

Summer Teacher Institute: Exploration of the African Diaspora in the Americas

July 11th, 2009

By: Denise Woltering-Vargas Photo: Participants of the 2009 LARC Summer Teacher Institute learning Haitian dance steps with dancer, Peniel Guerrier. (Photos by Tulane University‘€™s Photographter…  read more

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"The Past is a Foreign Country" and "Landscape Fever" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

“The Past is a Foreign Country” and “Landscape Fever” are Spanish-language short films directed by Gabrielle Garcia Steib, sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:

The Past is a Foreign Country addresses the past as an idea of which we have control, particularly to discuss the intersection of communities in New Orleans with those in Latin America”.

Landscape Fever is a short film that addresses the narrative of a Honduran immigrant corroded by violence upon her path migrating to New Orleans. Using archival footage filmed along the U.S. / Mexican border, and sound designed by Udit Duseja merged with field recordings- the viewer may step into the world of a traumatic yet common experience that occurs among the borderlands.”

Individual passes are not available for short films. However, the NOFF offers a “Virtual Shorts Pass” for $55.00 that allows access to all short films. This pass can be purchased here

"Landfall" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Landfall, is an English-language Puerto Rican documentary film, directed by Cecilia Aldarondo.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“A kaleidoscopic portrait of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane María, Landfall investigates a storm of much greater magnitude: the economic crisis crippling the island long before María arrived.”

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

Cuban Slavery and the Atlantic World

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The Gilder Lehrman Center‘€™s 22nd Annual International Conference provides a forum for discussion of the study of Cuban slavery and emancipation today, placing the island‘€™s history within the wider Atlantic world. Over the past few decades, the study of Cuban history has been an increasingly international effort. Cuban historians have interacted more and more with colleagues from abroad, with discussions grounded in the unique primary sources found in the rich Cuban archives. These scholars have demonstrated the importance of understanding Cuban slavery within the context of the Atlantic world and broad colonial networks of domination and resistance. This conference brings together scholars from Cuba and abroad working on the transatlantic slave trade, resistance, systems of control, abolition and emancipation, and the memory and legacies of slavery in Cuba. Join us for in-depth conversations about the present and future of understanding slavery and its long aftermath in this crucial part of the world.

"Verde" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Verde, is a Spanish-language, Dominican feature film, directed by Alfonso Morgan-Terreno.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“When a bystander is killed during the robbery of a goldmine, the spilled blood stains more than the three men responsible, saturating the tight-knit fabric of their tiny Dominican village, seeping into the landscape itself. In a feature debut that pairs clear-eyed observation with ghostly intelligence, Alfonso Morgan-Terrero takes a familiar story, a dark passage of revenge and bloodshed, and sinks its noirish elements deep into the texture of its surroundings: rough-hewn structures, alleys of broken rock bathed in grimy orange streetlight, and the enveloping green of the forest. Under the film’s hypnotized gaze, kinship, brotherhood, and enmity are blurred and masquerade as one another”.
-Jonathan Kieran.

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

"Right Near the Beach" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Right Near the Beach, is an English-language, Jamaican feature film, directed by Gibrey Allen.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“After the death of famous runner Jeffrey Jacobs, the Jamacian public becomes enamored with the details of his life and speculates as to the motivation behind his murder. Jeffrey’s father, a reserved and kind farmer, struggles to grieve while inundated by the inescapable coverage. Through moments of blinding rage and quiet contemplation, the camera is a window into a life burdened by the death of a child that will never know justice. Against a backdrop of beautiful vistas, Right Near the Beach takes a lyrical approach to the exploration of homophobia in Jamaica. Rather than treat the murder as a voyeristic mystery, the film challenges us to contemplate the anguish of loss while everyone else debates the value of one person’s life”.
-Greta Hagen-Richardson

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

Summer in Cuba Information Session

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Learn more about the Cuban and Caribbean Institute‘€™s flagship study abroad program. Summer in Cuba is open to Tulane and non-Tulane undergraduate students from all years and majors. Plus, public Health majors have a unique opportunity to earn credits abroad with the Public Health in Cuba track.