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Friends of the Cabildo’s 4th Annual symposium

Category: Community Events

Start: Dec 08, 2017 6:30 PM

End: Dec 08, 2017 9:30 PM

The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

The Friends of the Cabildo’s 4th Annual symposium will explore the legacy of France’s settlement of New Orleans in 1718. The program hopes to discover the cultural legacies of early colonial commercial and social interactions between Europeans, enslaved Africans and the local indigenous people and their development of a distinct Creole Society. All symposium events will take place at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave.

Schedule of Events:
Friday, December 8th
6:30 p.m. – Dr. Daniel Unser
Holland N. McTyeire Professor of History : Vanderbilt University
From Calumet to Raquette: How American Indians Shaped Colonial New Orleans

Saturday, December 9th
9-9:30 a.m. – Registration
9:30–10:30 a.m.
Dr. Charles Chamberlain : University of New Orleans
Créer Creole: The Process of Creolization in 1718 New Orleans 

10:45 a.m.–11:25 a.m.
Dr. Ibrahima Seck : Whitney Plantation
Marronage and Culture in Louisiana
12–1 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Dr. Emily Clark
Clement Chambers Benenson Professor in American Colonial History : Tulane University
If You Want to Get it Done, Ask a Nun: The New Orleans Ursulines
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Dr. Cecile Vidal : EHESS (The School of Advanced Studies in Social Science, Paris)
Caribbean New Orleans: Urban Genesis, Empire, and Race in the Eighteenth-Century French Atlantic
3:45–4:45 p.m.
Dr. Elizabeth Ellis : New York University
‘The Least Little Nation Thinks Itself Our Protector’: Native Influence on the Development of Colonial Louisiana


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