Event Archive

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 


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

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

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 faculty 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. We anticipate awarding three or four of these grants every semester. The next deadline will be December 1, 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. Awardees are required to present their research findings to faculty in seminars or afternoon talks toward the end of the grant period.  Final reports are also required when project is completed.

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.

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.

Applications 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

Please submit all applications electronically to

Grantees will provide a web-ready summary of their project including pictures and a short personal bio.


Research Fellowships for the Study of the Global South

The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University invites proposals from scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences for research projects focusing on the Gulf South as it intersects with the study of the Global South. We especially encourage proposals that place the region in a global context.  Between ten and twelve fellowships will be awarded annually, with a maximum grant of $3,000.00. The fellowship should be used as a travel grant to the region for archival research and/or fieldwork, or it can be used to defray expenses while in the area.

  • Graduate students as well as those already holding a Ph.D. or its equivalent are eligible to apply
  • Applicants need not be based in the United States

Applications should be submitted electronically to, and should include

  1. A 400-word project summary
  2. A project narrative of no more than five double-spaced pages
  3. A proposed budget
  4. A CV
  5. Two (2) recommendation letters from scholars able to assess the quality of the proposed project (These should be submitted electronically by the recommenders to
  6. Grantees will provide a web-ready summary of their project including pictures and a short personal bio.

Here is one report reflecting on a successful fellowship project and here’s another. 

The next deadline for Global South fellowships will be April 1, 2016. Recipients of the fellowship will be asked to submit a final report, approximately 3-5 pages in length, summarizing the research activities they conducted with the fellowship funding. The report will be due no later than December 1, 2016.

Course Development Guidelines: Musical Cultures of the Gulf South

The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South offers summer grants for design of new and/or enrichment of existing courses on aspects of the musical culture of the central Gulf South. We are not looking solely for musicology proposals. Applicants who emphasize the social, economic, cultural, and even political context in which the musical creativity of this region takes place are also eligible. So will proposals that give consideration to how their classroom materials might be adapted to the web. Successful candidates will be expected to coordinate their planning with Center staff and the Musical Cultures of the Gulf South curriculum advisory committee. The grant award is $3000.00.

Proposal Guidelines & Procedures

Please email Rebecca Snedeker at if you are interested in applying for course development funding.

Proposal contents and information:

  1. A narrative that includes programming.
  2. A discussion of how classroom materials might be adapted to the web, or how student’s final project can engage the web should be included in the narrative
  3. The proposal should also include a budget for any additional expenses for the course. Please include costs incurred in teaching. It would be helpful to know if buyouts will be needed. If a course is team taught, please note how much time each professor will spend in the classroom. Please give examples of guest lecturers, including honoraria for each lecturer. Include any additional costs for community engagement.
  4. Grantees will provide a web ready summary of their course including pictures and a short personal bio.
  5. The proposal must include a recent c.v.
  6. A syllabus should be provided at the beginning of the semester in which the course is taught.
  7. Faculty must fill out the School of Liberal Arts Course Proposal Form and follow the additional submission instructions on the form.

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