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Lecture/Screening: Emma Christopher, "The Amistad Mutineers' Countrymen: a Rebellious Caribbean Diaspora"

September 9th, 2019
6:00 pm

Emma Christopher is Associate Professor of History at the The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She is a documentary filmmaker and is…  read more

Latin American Writers Series: Andrea Palet (Editorial Laurel)

October 24th, 2019
5:30

Editorial Director Andrea Palet presents the history, philosophy, and ongoing projects of Editorial Laurel, a publishing house founded in Santiago, Chile in 2014. Her presentation…  read more

Latin American Writers Series: Power Paola

November 7th, 2019
5:30 pm

Ecuadorian author and Tulane Visiting scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Colombian writer and visual artist Power Paola about her life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will…  read more

Latin American Writers Series: Martín Fernández (Casa Editorial HUM/Estuario Editora)

November 14th, 2019
5:30 pm

Martín Fernández, editorial director of Casa Editorial HUM and Estuario Editora in Montevideo, Uruguay, presents the houses’ histories, missions, and ongoing projects. His presentation sheds light on…  read more

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

November 21st, 2019
5:30 pm

Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed…  read more

Explore the Stories and Creatures of Latin America: Pebbles Center collaboration with the Audubon Nature Institute

June 13th, 2019
11:00 AM

Join us as we learn about rainforests and the creatures that live there through books and with the help of special visitors from Audubon Zoo.…  read more

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Algiers Regional Branch

June 5th, 2019 - July 31st, 2019
Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM

Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between…  read more

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Children's Resource Center

June 1st, 2019 - July 20th, 2019
Every first and thrid Saturday , 10:30 AM
10:30 AM

Join us every first and third Saturday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of…  read more

Latin American Library Greenleaf Fellow Lirio Gutiérrez Rivera to present research on violence and migration of Hondurans

May 20th, 2019
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Please join the Latin American Library in welcoming Lirio Gutiérrez Rivera, a 2018-2019 LAL Richard E. Greenleaf scholar, who will be giving a work-in-progress talk…  read more

Pre-show panel: The Cuban-American Condition

April 6th, 2019
6:45 pm (before the 7:30 pm performance of "Azul")

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute and Southern Rep Theatre will be hosting a pre-show panel with members of the faculty and student body of…  read more

A Conversation with Cuban Music Artist CimaFunk

April 5th, 2019
4:30 PM

Cimafunk is the most unique emerging artist from Cuba’s alternative music scene. A singer, composer, and producer, his music is a fusion of American funk,…  read more

Workshop on Latinx literature and creative writing with Cuban-American playwright Christina Quintana

March 14th, 2019
4:00 PM

Join the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University in welcoming Cuban-American playwright Christina Quintana, who will be hosting a workshop on Latinx literature…  read more

Workshop and panel discussion of Azul at the Southern Rep Theatre

March 13th, 2019 - April 6th, 2019

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, in collaboration with the Southern Rep Theatre, are proud to announce two events in celebration of…  read more

In Celebration of Black History Month and Carnaval: African and indigenous presence in Boricua culture

February 22nd, 2019
2:00 - 3:00 PM

In celebration of Black History Month, the New Orleans Jazz Museum is proud to kick off Mardi Gras Mambo with a lecture by curatorial assistant…  read more

The Liberace of Lucha Libre: An Evening with American-born Mexican luchador Cassandro

February 20th, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the Newcomb Art Museum, Amigos de los Amigos, and krewedelusion in welcoming American-born Mexican luchador Saúl…  read more

Prytania Theatre to premiere documentary Out of Chaos: An Artist's Journey in Haiti

February 16th, 2019
1:45 PM

The New Orleans Film Society, in collaboration with the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute and Stone Center for Latin American Studies, is proud to announce…  read more

City, Community, and Culture Symposium VOICES

February 15th, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The City, Culture, and Community (CCC) Annual Graduate Symposium will be held on February 15, 2019. The 2019 symposium, VOICES: Visibility, Orientation, Identity, Creativity, Environment,…  read more

16th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium: The Ancient Maya and Collapse

February 14th, 2019 - February 17th, 2019

The Middle American Research Institute, in collaboration with Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, New Orleans Museum of Art, and Mexican Consulate in New…  read more

In the Shadows of Slavery and Colonialism: A Symposium on Intersectionality and the Law

February 8th, 2019
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

The Tulane and New Orleans communities are invited to join the Newcomb College Institute (NCI) for a day-long symposium In the Shadows of Slavery and…  read more

Black History Month Special Program: Public poetry reading of O Navio Negreiro, The Slave Ship

February 1st, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Brazilian Studies and the Portuguese Language Program at Tulane University will host a public poetry reading of O Navio Negreiro, The Slave Ship as…  read more

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Lecture/Screening: Emma Christopher, "The Amistad Mutineers' Countrymen: a Rebellious Caribbean Diaspora"

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Emma Christopher is Associate Professor of History at the The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She is a documentary filmmaker and is the director, producer and researcher of They Are We, (New York: Icarus Film, 2014) which won five Best Documentary Awards, featured widely in the media, and was chosen as the United Nations’ Remembrance of Slavery film 2015. It has screened in more than 70 countries around the world. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described the film and Emma’s work as, “an inspiration; a victory over slavery”. They Are We is the story of a remarkable reunion, 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. Her current project continues that research.

Professor Christopher’s latest book is called Freedom in White and Black and is the story of the only two men shipped to Australia as convicts for the crime of slave trading, and the enslaved men, women and children rescued from them. She previously published Slave Ship Sailors and their Captive Cargoes (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and A Merciless Place (New York (Oxford University Press, 2011), which won both the Kay Daniels and Ernest Scott prizes. She is the co-editor, with Marcus Rediker and Cassandra Pybus, of Many Middle Passages: Forced Migration and the Making of the Modern World (University of California Press, 2007). She is an anti-slavery campaigner and previously worked at Anti-Slavery Australia. Co-sponsored by the Amistad Research Center and the Tulane Department of History.

Sponsored by: African and African Diaspora Studies, Amistad Research Center, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, History Department

Latin American Writers Series: Andrea Palet (Editorial Laurel)

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Editorial Director Andrea Palet presents the history, philosophy, and ongoing projects of Editorial Laurel, a publishing house founded in Santiago, Chile in 2014. Her presentation sheds light on the changing landscape of literature in the Americas today. It will be followed by a reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Speaker

Andrea Palet is the founding editorial director of Editorial Laurel, established in 2014 in Santiago, Chile. Under her leadership, the house has released the works of more than 20 novelists, essayists, and chroniclers. Paleta also oversees the Master of Editing program at the Universidad de Diego Portales. A collection of her columns, Leo y olvido, was released in 2018 by Ediciones Bastante.

Latin American Writers Series: Power Paola

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Ecuadorian author and Tulane Visiting scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Colombian writer and visual artist Power Paola about her life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Powerpaola was born Paola Andrea Gaviria Silguero in Cali, Colombia. Writer, visual artist, and filmmaker, she has published the graphic novels Virus Tropical (2011), Por Dentro_ (2012), _Diario_ (2013), _qp_ (2014), _Todo va a estar bien (2015), and Nos vamos (2016). She also collaborated on the film adaptation of Virus Tropical, which won the 2019 Quirino award for Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Film. Her artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Europe, Austrialia, and the Americas.

Latin American Writers Series: Martín Fernández (Casa Editorial HUM/Estuario Editora)

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Martín Fernández, editorial director of Casa Editorial HUM and Estuario Editora in Montevideo, Uruguay, presents the houses’ histories, missions, and ongoing projects. His presentation sheds light on the changing landscape of literature in the Americas today. It will be followed by an informal reception. Note: This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Speaker

Martin Fernández is the Editorial director of the publishing houses Casa Editorial HUM and Estuario Editora in Montevideo, Uruguay. He founded HUM in 2007 after leaving his previous project, the underground publishing house ArteFato, which he co-directed between 2004 and 2007. HUM and Estuario publish contemporary Uruguayan literature in high-quality, aesthetically distinct editions. They have collectively released more than 400 titles.

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.