Upcoming Events

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

Past Events



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


 Feb4 - Brian Ben

Wed., February 4, 7 pm

Freeman Auditorium

More information

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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Monroe Fellows Research Grants

The Monroe Fellows Research Grants aim to promote research on the Gulf South. Although independent scholars, writers, and creative artists whose projects encompass the Gulf South may apply, the Monroe Fellows competition is open mainly to tenured and tenure-track faculty at Tulane. Each award runs for twelve months and can be for as much as $10,000. Grant funds can be used to support individual research activities. These include (but are not limited to) travel to collections, the purchase of essential materials or equipment for research projects, and hiring research assistants. Typically three or four of these grants are awarded every semester. The next deadline will be December 8, 2015, followed by April 1, 2016.

Grants will be awarded on the merit of the proposed research, and its relationship to the broader goals and mission of the Center for the Gulf South—to explore the region’s rich history and culture and to place the Gulf South, including the areas of the Caribbean and Latin America with which it has been historically linked, in a larger national and international context. On the theory that good research should result in better teaching, applicants that evince an understanding of how their project might enrich their current classroom offerings will receive special consideration.

Awardees are required to do the following:

  • Present their research findings in a seminar or afternoon talk toward the end of the grant period.
  • Submit a final report that includes an accounting of expenses and a web-ready summary of the project including pictures and short personal bio.

The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South is exploring the possibility of publishing an online journal that would contain 5-7 page essays written by Monroe Fellows for general audiences. If this comes to be, recipients will be required to submit essays for inclusion in the journal.

Finally, Monroe Fellows should expect to be called on from time to time to serve on the selection committee that award grants to future applicants.

Monroe Fellows Research Grant proposals should include the following:

1. 500-word project summary
2. project narrative of no more than five double-spaced pages
3. proposed budget
4. CV
5. work sample, such as pertinent or previous scholarly article, essay, film (send link and note 10-min excerpt time code start), audio, or images.

Please submit all proposals electronically to Rebecca Snedeker at

Tulane University, New Orleans Gulf South Center, 112 Newcomb Hall New Orleans LA 70118 504-314-2883