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March 30, 2016

Get Ready for New Orleans!

Image: J. Marshall Brown, Candidate, Master of Preservation Studies, Tulane School of Architecture

By conference organizers Gerald McNeil and Laura Blokker

We can’t wait to see everyone in New Orleans this Fall for a fantastic meeting!  Click here for the conference schedule at a glance.  The Thursday evening reception promises to be a not to miss event with New Orleans hospitality in the outstanding interior of the National Historic Landmark St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center in the Lower Garden District.  Paper abstracts have been rolling in and the variety and quality of topics are exciting.  We are pleased to announce that the introductory address will be presented by Richard Campanella and the keynote address by Keith Eggener.  Both speakers are insightful commentators on the built environment who make regular contributions to the field.   Richard Campanella, a geographer with the Tulane School of Architecture, is the author of nine books on the urban geography and history of New Orleans. His research, which integrates mapping and spatial analyses with architecture, social sciences, and the humanities, has been praised in the New York Review of BooksJournal of Southern HistoryUrban HistoryPlacesLouisiana History, Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association,  and Bloomsbury Review.  Keith Eggener is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon and the author of two books, Luis Barragán’s Gardens of El Pedregal and Cemeteries (part of a series from the U.S. Library of Congress) and of numerous articles and book chapters on Mexican and U.S. art, architecture, landscape, and urban design. He also edited the collection American Architectural History: A Contemporary Reader and has been on the editorial or advisory boards of the 60-volume Buildings of the United States series, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Places, the Foro de Historia y Critica de la Arquitectura Moderna (Mexico), and the AMSJ: American Studies Journal.