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Monday, April 13, 7 pm
Woldenberg Art Center Rm 205 


 Feb4 - Brian Ben

Wed., February 4, 7 pm

Freeman Auditorium

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After Katrina: The Futures of the Gulf South (Symposium)
Audio Archive of Symposium here

Bourbon Street flyer

November 18, 7 pm
Freeman Auditorium, Tulane


Yazoo Revisited -- Free Screening
Integration and Segregation
in a Mississippi Delta Town
Monday, 10/20, 6:30 pm
Freeman Auditorium, Tuane

The Guatanamo Public Memory
   Project -    Opening Lecture:
Thursday, Oct 16, 6pm, Jones 204
Exhibition open: now - October 30


  A major conference on
  NOLA  &  Authenticity 
  September 18-20, 2014 

Elijah Wald Lecture

Distinguished Frey Lecture 2013
Elijah Wald, Jelly Roll Morton and the Silences of History 

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Holiday Drum Summit
Shannon Powell, Johnny Vidacovich and an All-Star Band
Nov. 16, 2013

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Rebel Runaway Communities in Louisiana Slavery

Monday, February 22, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ashé Cultural Arts Center
Sponsored by Ashé Cultural Arts Center and Amistad Research Center and New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University


Race, Resistance and Black Emigration in the Revolutionary Caribbean

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Greenleaf Conference Room in Jones Hall (not confirmed)


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The Forgotten Women of Nat Turner's Rebellion

featuring Professor Vanessa Holden, Michigan State University
Monday, February 1, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Stone Auditorium
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Looking Back, Moving Forward: Music and Advancing Cultural Equity


Panel followed by a performance by Wadada Leo Smith

Tulane’s New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and The New Quorum present a panel on music as an agent in the continuing Civil Rights Movement and advancing cultural equity. The discussion will be led by Gianna Chachere, Founder of The New Quorum with Wall Street Journal Jazz Critic and writer Larry Blumenfeld, avant-garde jazz pioneer Wadada Leo Smith, and long time civil rights pioneer/activist Roxy Wright.

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University
Open to the public. Admission is Free. 



Tunes for Toys


Tulane School of Liberal Arts and Gia Maione Prima Foundation Present “Tunes for Toys,” on Tuesday, December 1st at McAlister Auditorium on Tulane’s campus. The concert starts at 8pm, and features Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, New Breed Brass Band, MainLine, and students from the Trombone Shorty Academy. “Tunes for Toys” is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of a new toy that will be given back to children at the Whole Foods Broad Street location on December 21. The Tulane School of Liberal Arts is honored to partner with generous sponsors the Trombone Shorty Foundation and Gia Maione Prima Foundation! Thanks also to sponsorship from WWOZ, Offbeat Magazine, and The New Orleans Advocate.

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Land of Opportunity, a documentary about post-Katrina NOLA

Q&A with Director Luisa Dantas
Thursday, September 12, 2014, 7 pm
Hillel Center, 912 Broadway

Interview and Performance with Little Freddie King, Bluesman

Dixon Recital Hall
Tuesday, September 17, 2014
3:30 – 4:45 pm

Service Learning Classes Win CACTUS Community Involvement Awards

The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South sponsors service-learning classes that bring Tulane undergraduates together with local high school students under the aegis of various community partners. Two of these courses earned CACTUS Community Involvement awards in 2013. Both courses were sponsored by a generous grant from Andrew Fredman (Tulane Class of '84).

Documentary filmmaker Luisa Dantas teaches the screenwriting and documentary course "Place-Based Storytelling in New Orleans" in the English Department. In this course, undergrads and high school students create short films highlighting cultural aspects of their lives or social issues in their schools. The class received the Community Enrichment award and the community partner, Kids ReThink New Orleans Schools, received an award for Social Justice and Advocacy.

American Studies professor Catherine Michna led a multi-faceted course about African-American history and culture called "Makers and Motivations: Culture and Organizing in New Orleans." Michna co-taught the course with poet and activist Kalamu ya Salaam through an innovative peer-based pedagogy and they partnered with Students at the Center. This course brought in local culture-bearers and activists to understand a more richly textured history of civil rights, racial tensions, and New Orleans culture. The class was awarded the Social Justice and Advocacy award. 

In accordance with the Tulane Center for Public Service (CPS), the courses shared two objectives: first, to build equitable, sustainable partnerships with programs in the New Orleans public schools; second, to connect Tulane undergraduates with younger students and cooperate on cultural projects, reporting, documentary filmmaking and video production.

Sites and Sounds at the Old U.S. Mint

Musical Performances & Discussions
Saturday, September 21, 2013
2 pm
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Michael Gray, "Bob Dylan and the Poetry of the Blues"

Author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia and Song and Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan
Dixon Recital Hall
Monday, October 7, 2013
5 – 7 pm


Interview and Performance with Mem Shannon, Bluesman

Dixon Recital Hall
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
3:30 – 4:45 pm


Samuel Freedman, New York Times Journalist

"Breaking the Line: Black College Football and the Civil Rights Movement"
Kendall-Cram Room, LBC
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
7 pm


Mem Shannon performance & interview with Joel Dinerstein
Mem Shannon

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Dixon Performing Arts Center (Annex)
uptown campus

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Event Archives

A Tribute to Larry Powell
"The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans" - His acclaimed new history of New Orleans
September 26, 2012 @ 7:00pm
Freeman Auditorium, Tulane University

      Larry Powell, Richard Campanella, Joel Dinerstein

Authors’ talk by E.O. Wilson and Alex Harris for their book “Why We Are Here"
E.O. Wilson and Alex Harris
Monday, October 15, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Dixon Hall
uptown campus

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Monroe Research Fellowships, Spring 2012 Faculty Research Luncheons
New Orleans Center for the Gulf South announces the Monroe Research Fellowships

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Time:  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Caroline Richardson Building, Anna Many Lounge
Michael Cohen, Assistant Professor and Director, Jewish Studies
“Jewish Merchants, Northern Capital, and Southern Reconstruction"
Marc Perry, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
“Who Dat? Raced Performance and its Conspicuous Consumption in Post-Katrina

Wednesday, April 18
Time:  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:  Caroline Richardson Building, Anna Many Lounge

Beverly A. Trask, Associate Professor of Theater and Danc
“The Congloese-Haitian-Cuban-New Orleans Connection”

Inaugural Tulane University Graduate Student Conference on "The Global Gulf"
Theme: "Mobility"

February 29, 2012 @ 8:30pm
Rechler Room @ the Lavin-Bernick Center


Musical Cultures of the Gulf South Coordinate Major Roll Out Barbecue
April, 4 2012 @ 12:00PM
Lavin-Bernick Center, Uptown Campus


Jazz Artist In Residence 2011- 2012,
Trumpeter and Composer Nicholas Payton
December 8, 2011 @ 8:00pm
Dixon Hall, Tulane University


Louis Prima Centennial Colloquium
December 11, 2010 @ 9:00pm
Freeman Auditorium, Tulane University


"The Art of Treme: An Evening Symposium with the Creators of Treme"
October 28, 2010 @ 7:30pm
213 Kendall Cram Lecture Hall, Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life

Watch the Symposium on Youtube

Colloques internationaux
Saint-Louis du Senegal et La Nourvell-Orleans:
Histoire comparee et croisee de deux cites portuaires de part et d'autre de l'Atlantique du XVIIe au XXe siecle organises a Saint Louis du Senegal 5-7 juin 2012
et a La Nouvell-Prleans en avril-mai 2013


'Monk' & 'Bat' Lecture and Concert
November 4-5, 20120


Focusing on the Role of Modern Jazz in the Community: Honoring Thelonius Monk and New Orleans' own Harold Batiste.


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