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Senior archaeologist, Mark R. Barnes, discusses outcomes of Spanish-American War at Loyola

January 19th, 2011
7:00 pm

Loyola University, Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 2

Mark R. Barnes, Ph.D., southeast region senior archaeologist for the National Park Service, will give a talk at Loyola University, New Orleans, “More than a Run up a Hill: The Spanish-American War of 1898,” on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. in Monroe Library’s Multimedia Room 2. Admission is free and open to the public.

Using period photography, illustrations and images, Barnes will explore the Spanish-American War and discuss outcomes and lasting effects on United States foreign relations.

According to Barnes, the Spanish-American War represents a largely forgotten episode in American history. “This 100-day conflict significantly altered U.S. foreign relations in the Caribbean and western Pacific including its society and people.”

Barnes has worked throughout the U.S. and American Caribbean, researching and publishing extensively on colonial and early American archaeology and history. As an associate archaeologist with the Arizona State Museum, he participated in one of the largest U.S. urban archaeological excavations in Tucson, Ariz. He holds a doctorate in archaeology from Catholic University in Washington, D.C and is currently an associate professor at Georgia State University teaching historical archaeology and cultural resource management.

The lecture is sponsored by Loyola’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

For more information, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at or call 504-861-5882.




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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

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