The Historic New Orleans Collection presents
The 23rd Williams Research Center Symposium

"The French Quarter"

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Queen Anne Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street


8 a.m.



9 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Priscilla Lawrence, President / CEO, The Historic New Orleans Collection

Diane Mack, Symposium Moderator, Host of “Morning Edition” and “Inside the Arts,” WWNO 89.9 FM, NPR

9:15 a.m.

The Vieux Carré and Its Riverfront
John T. Magill, historian

10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.

A Cultural Geography of the French Quarter, 1800s–1900s
Richard Campanella, Senior Professor of Practice, School of Architecture, Tulane University

11 a.m.

The French Quarter Strikes a Pose: Photographs from Three Centuries
John H. Lawrence, Director of Museum Programs, The Historic New Orleans Collection

11:45 a.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m.

Post-Lunch Remarks
Daniel Hammer, Vice President / Deputy Director, The Historic New Orleans Collection

1:45 p.m.

“Lesbians, Homosexuals, and the Rest of Us:” Making the Post-Prohibition French Quarter Straight Again
Alecia P. Long, the John L. Loos and Paul W. and Nancy Murrill Professor, Department of History, Louisiana State University

2:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

Good Rockin’: Rhythm and Blues in the French Quarter
Eric Seiferth, Associate Curator / Historian, The Historic New Orleans Collection

3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Vieux Carré Memoir
Mark Cave, Senior Curator / Oral Historian, The Historic New Orleans Collection
with participants in the Vieux Carré Memoir oral history project

4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks


Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

4:30 p.m.

Meet the speakers.