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COVID-19 Response & Resources

Students: There is still Summer 2020 online course availability. Get a head start on your requirements with offerings including creative industries through crisis, film and media, festivals, tourism, the hospitality industry, and disease throughout history, across literature, media, cultural expression, religion, and more. View all Liberal Arts Summer Courses.



The Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University is supported in no small measure by private donations that go to help with the many scholarly, curatorial, and research activities the Institue conducts. If you find our work, facilities, and efforts compelling and of interest, we suggest supporting our efforts with a donation.


Donating Collections

M.A.R.I. curates artifacts, ethnographic materials, and archival collections from various world areas. If you are interested in donating your collections, please contact us at


Supporting M.A.R.I.

M.A.R.I.'s scholarly and educational activites and research efforts are almost entirely supported by fund raising, private donations and grants. If you would like to help with our efforts, please consider making a donation.

By phone: Contact Jessica Melancon at (504) 865-5110

By mail: Send a donation card to

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