LAL News


Colloquium Series ft. Tulane Scholars: Relationships Between Latin America and New Orleans

This past Spring, The Latin American Library launched a colloquium series featuring Tulane scholars whose research considers relationships between Latin America and New Orleans.

The inaugural talk, on March 11, was by Marilyn Miller, Professor of Spanish and Sizeler Family Professor in Judaic Studies, who presented new research on a mid-century New… (read more)

Image: Margaret Randall (1936-). 19-7-79 Nicaragua Libre. Ciudad Darío, Nicaragua, 1980. Nicaraguan Sandinista Archive Collection, The Latin American Library.

New Exhibit: Central America at The Latin American Library

A new exhibit, Central America at The Latin American Library, is now on view on the 4th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

The exhibit celebrates the histories and cultures of the Central American countries—Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama—through The Latin American Library's unique and special collections. ​

Of special… (read more)

Image: Rubbing of Lintel 15 from the site of Yaxchilán, Chiapas, Mexico. From the Merle Greene Robertson Collection 133, Manuscripts Collection.

Latin American Library offers Rare Book School course

The Latin American Library (LAL) offered a satellite summer course with Rare Book School (RBS), a leading educational institute for topics concerning old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections, housed at the University of Virginia.

LAL librarians Hortensia Calvo, Christine Hernández, and Rachel Stein co-designed and taught the course, titled "Spanish American Textualities… (read more)

the finished enclosure for the Tulane codex

Collections Highlight: Conservation work on the Codex Tulane

In this spring season of renewal, the Codex Tulane, or Códice Huamelulpan, has had a rebirth of its own. A mid-sixteenth century Mesoamerican painted manuscript on deer hide, the codex consists of inscriptions, pictorial and otherwise, likely used in court proceedings for land litigation.  Recorded pictorially is a mythological origin scene to begin the document followed by the genealogies of… (read more)