Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Richard E. Greenleaf Memorial

January 18th, 2012
4:00 PM

Location
Myra Clare Rogers Chapel

On January 18, 2012, Tulane University will hold a memorial in honor of Richard E. Greenleaf, former Director of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Professor Emeritus France V. Schools Chair in Colonial Latin American History at Tulane. The service will be held at the Myra Clare Rogers Chapel on Tulane University’s campus on Broadway between Oak and Zimple Streets (building #73 on Tulane’s campus map ). Dr. Greenleaf’s colleagues, former students and family members will be in attendance. Please contact the Stone Center if planning to attend.

Related: The Stone Center Director’s Letter on the Passing of Richard E. Greenleaf

Richard Greenleaf
1930-2011

Distinguished Latin American historian and Tulane University professor Dr. Richard Edward Greenleaf passed away on Tuesday, November 8 in Albuquerque, NM, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Until his retirement in 1998, Dr. Greenleaf served as the France Vinton Scholes Professor of Colonial Latin American History and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane. Dr. Greenleaf was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on May 6, 1930. He grew up in Albuquerque, and took his Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of New Mexico, where he studied under Professor France V. Scholes. Dr. Greenleaf authored eleven major scholarly books, served as co-author of, or contributor to seventeen others, and published almost four dozen articles in the field of Latin American and Borderlands history. Dr. Greenleaf served on the editorial boards of several major publications, including the Handbook of Latin American Studies, The Americas and the Hispanic American Historical Review, and was the recipient of many distinguished awards, among them Silver Medal, Sahagun Prize: Mexican National History Award, the Serra Award of the Academy of American Franciscan History for Distinguished Scholarship in Colonial Latin American History, the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Award, and the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Lifetime Achievement Award.

Richard Greenleaf began his teaching career at the University of Albuquerque in 1953. He moved to Mexico City in 1954, where he taught at the University of the Americas, later serving as Chair of the Department of History and International Relations, Academic Vice-President and Dean of the Graduate School. In 1969, he accepted a faculty position at Tulane University, assuming the directorship of the Center for Latin American Studies the following year, and the chair of the History Department in 1978. In 1982, he was installed in the France Vinton Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History. After his retirement from Tulane Dr. Greenleaf served as Adjunct Research Professor at the University of New Mexico. In his long and distinguished teaching career in New Mexico, Mexico City and New Orleans, Dr. Greenleaf has served as mentor to 34 doctoral students, and countless masters and undergraduate students, all of whom are greatly indebted to him for his inspiration and guidance.

Dr. Greenleaf is survived by his sister-in-law, Carla Greenleaf, nephews Randy and Robert, and several great-nieces and nephews.

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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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.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.