Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Hortensia Calvo

Doris Stone Director - The Latin American Library

Contact Info
hcalvo@tulane.edu

Department Affiliation
Latin American Library

Degrees
  • Licenciatura, Philosophy, Universidad de Los Andes, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia, 1980
  • M.A., Spanish and Spanish American Literature, University of Illinois, 1984
  • Ph.D., Yale University, Spanish, 1990
Academic Experience
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University, 2002
  • Assistant Professor, Princeton University, 1990-1996

Research & Teaching Specializations: Spanish American literary Baroque, social history of early modern print culture

Related Experience
  • Director, The Latin American Library, Tulane University, 2003-
  • Librarian for Latin America and Iberia, Perkins Library, Duke University, 1999-2002
  • Interim Ibero-American and Caribbean Studies Bibliographer, Perkins Library, Duke Unviersity, 1997-1999
  • Board of Directors, Fundacion Amistad, 1999-
Distinctions
  • Summer Research Grants, Princeton University, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • Research Fellow, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, 1988
  • Edward A. and Samuel C. Suisman Fellowship, Yale University, 1986-1987
Languages:
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
Overseas Experience
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
Selected Publications
  • Forthcoming. “Crescent City Connections to Latin America: A History of the Latin American Library at Tulane University.” With Guillermo Náñez Falcón. Latin American Librarianship in the Twenty-first Century: Libraries, Collaborations and New Approaches. Gayle Williams and Jana Krentz, eds. Jefferson, NC: Mc Farland Publishing.
  • 2018. “Unpublished Letters from Sor Juana’s Mentor, María Luisa Manrique de Lara y Gonzaga: Correspondence from The Latin American Library, Tulane University” SALALM LX Papers, New Orleans: SALALM.
  • 2016. “Latin America.” A Companion to the History of the Book. 2nd revised edition. Edited by Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose. Oxford, UK; New York, NY: Blackwell.
  • 2015. “Cartas de Lysi: La mecenas de sor Juana en correspondencia inédita.” Co-author with Beatriz Colombi. Madrid: Iberoamericana-Vervuert; Mexico: Bonilla Editores.
  • 2003. “The Politics of Print: The Historiography of the Book in Early Spanish America.” Book History. 5.

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

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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 an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center.

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Saturday, June 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, June 15
10:30 AM

Saturday, July 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, July 20
10:30 AM

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Algiers Regional Branch

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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 Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center. This summer we will explore the environment and diverse geography of Latin America. Bring your favorite jungle animal and be prepared to learn some Spanish as we embark on an adventure through the Americas. This program provides a reading list of recommended titles for all ages to explore Latin America on your own this summer. If you read all books, you will be eligible for a special award offered during Hispanic Heritage month at the annual Celebración Latina held at the Audubon Zoo.

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Wednesday, June 5
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 12
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Wednesday, June 19
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Wednesday, June 26
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Wednesday, July 3
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Wednesday, July 10
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Wednesday, July 31
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