Topic: Latin American studies

portrait of Hortensia Calvo, director of the Latin American Library at Tulane
Latin American studies

Family Papers

The Latin American Library at Tulane has acquired by donation the Chamorro Barrios Family Papers (1767–1997), one of Latin America’s most influential families and key players in the national life of Nicaragua since the 18th century.

Latin American studies

Maya Civilization

Francisco Estrada-Belli, a research assistant professor in the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane, was part of a team of researchers who uncovered evidence that suggests extreme and violent warfare, along with a massive fire, led to the destruction of the Maya city Witzna nearly 1,500 years ago, in what is now northern Guatemala. https://tulane.it/maya-research-2019

Latin American studies

William Spratling Collection

Tulane University’s Latin American Library has acquired the personal papers of William Spratling, renowned artist, designer, author, entrepreneur and 1920s Tulane architecture professor. This collection contains original personal and business correspondence, photographs and design drawings from the peak years of Spratling’s artistic and commercial production starting in the 1920s until his death in 1967.https://tulane.it/spratling-papers

LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology aided researchers in making this remarkable discovery and others in Guatemala.
Latin American studies

More Secrets of Maya History Revealed with Discovery of Altar

Northern Guatemala has proven to be fertile ground for archaeologists, and Tulane University researchers Marcello Canuto and Francisco Estrada-Belli have been among them, making some of the most eye-popping and remarkable discoveries the world has ever seen.

Fieldwork in Peru
Latin American studies

Fieldwork in Peru

They delighted in everything Peru had to offer, from fishing on the Amazon to bird-watching in the rainforest to surfing on the Pacific. But this was anything but a vacation.