The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South is sponsoring a day conference at Tulane this Friday, November 15th, called “After Katrina: Transnational Perspectives on the Futures of the Gulf South.” The conference is free and open to the public; details, registration, and a list of participants are available here. From the conference website:
This one-day conference, hosted by Tulane’s New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, is part of a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK, entitled ‘After Katrina: Projecting racial, transnational and environmental futures beyond the American Century’. This project is run by Anna Hartnell from Birkbeck, University of London, who is a visiting scholar at Tulane in autumn 2013, and whose research is attempting to locate post-Katrina New Orleans within larger national and international debates about the changing status of the United States in the twenty-first century. The conference seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars – working across the arts, cultural studies, geography, environmental studies, architecture, law, etc. – and artists, activists and organizers in New Orleans and the region, to explore the ways in which global perspectives on Katrina might open up new ways of envisaging the futures of the Gulf South.