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SCLAS and CCSI Sponsor Several Films at the New Orleans Film Festival

October 23rd, 2020

Written by Kyle Young The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University will again sponsor several…  read more

Stone Center PhD Jesus Ruiz awarded ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowship

September 4th, 2020

Story by William Penniman, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is proud to announce that Jesus Ruiz,…  read more

Stone Center Post-Doctoral Fellow Receives Prestigious Governor General's Award

August 11th, 2020

Dr. Irene Rozsa, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stone Center, was recently recognized for exemplary achievements during…  read more

Latin American Writer Series Video Archive Spotlight: Luis Negrón

April 23rd, 2020

LAWS Spotlight by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant On October 3rd, 2019, the Stone Center hosted a conversation with acclaimed writer,…  read more

Cuban musicologist Heidy Cepero Recoder reflects on her time at Tulane and Kennesaw State University

April 20th, 2020

Adelante.cu, a periodical based in Camaguey, Cuba, recently published a feature on musicologist Heidy Cepero Recoder’s visit to the U.S., which included a talk at…  read more

From the School of Liberal Arts - The Paquete: Transforming Media Ecology

January 17th, 2020

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts website and was written by Emily Wilkerson. This spring, Laura-Zoe Humphreys, a professor…  read more

Stone Center Summer Program Applications Now Open

January 10th, 2020

Applications for the Stone Center summer programs in Cuba, Brazil, and Guatemala are now open to Tulane and non-Tulane students at all levels. Please visit…  read more

Upon Havana's 500th anniversary, Prof. Lupe García examines the city's built environment and Cuba's legacy of slavery

November 26th, 2019

“Rutas/Routes” by Associate Professor of History Guadalupe García was published on November 14th by PLATFORM, an online forum for discussions on the buildings, landscapes, and…  read more

From the School of Liberal Arts: Student Conference on Latin America Celebrates 17th Anniversary

November 22nd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts website and was written by Emily Wilkerson. Each year the Tulane University Student…  read more

Power Paola engages young New Orleans writers with the art of the graphic novel

November 18th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, graduate student and Publicity Assistant Earlier this month, Colombian writer, visual artist, and filmmaker Power Paola participated in the Stone Center’s…  read more

Celebrating Haitian culture and history at the Louisiana Book Festival

November 5th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Each year, the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana…  read more

The 2019 Stone Center Graduate Student Summer Field Research Symposium

October 28th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Each year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites Tulane University graduate students…  read more

From Tulane News: Houck to receive prestigious ABA environmental law award

August 22nd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane Law School News website and was written by Alina Hernandez. For his pioneering role in modern environmental law…  read more

From Tulane News: Tulane Law to launch immigrants' rights clinic

June 18th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane News entitled Tulane Law to launch immigrants’ rights clinic on June 18, 2019. Tulane Law School is launching a…  read more

Call for Papers: First Annual Tulane French and Francophone Studies Graduate Conference Monuments and Memory

June 14th, 2019

The Tulane University Department of French & Italian is proud to host the first annual Tulane French and Francophone Studies Graduate Conference Monuments and Memory…  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.