07 October 2015

The Changing Landscape of History: Digital Initiatives in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The French American Chamber of Commerce – Gulf Coast Chapter will host a forum about “The Changing Landscape of History: Digital Initiatives in New Orleans,” Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Stibbs Room of the Lavin Bernick Center at Tulane University. Vicki Mayer, Ph.D., will give an introduction to digital initiatives, followed by 

Vernon Valentine Palmer, Ph.D., who will present 
“Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana.”

“Just as social media is a large component of telling the contemporary stories of life in our city, digital initiatives such as curated digital exhibits and online portals are increasingly important tools in presenting and preserving the past,” Greg Lambousy, director of exhibits at the Louisiana State Museum, said. “Digitization of French and Spanish colonial documents, including the Code Noir, form a fundamental part of the city-wide historical campaign leading up to the tricentennial of the founding of New Orleans.”

This free event is open to the public and sponsored by the FACC-GC, Ogletree Deakins, Tulane University and Sodexo. Partners are The Friends of the Cabildo, Amistad Research Center and University of New Orleans Midlo Center and the Francophone Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

For more information or to RSVP, email info@facc-gc.com.

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