2016 SESAH Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA

SESAH’s Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA will take place this fall from September 28 to October 1, 2016. Below you’ll find information about the Call for Papers, Sessions, and Posters, as well as an application for available Travel Grants for Students and for Emerging Professionals.

Registration closed.

For hotel accommodations, up-to-date schedule, walking tour itineraries, and information about getting to and and around in New Orleans see the individual posts below.

SESAH New Orleans Conference Schedule

Updated schedule for the 2016 SESAH Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA from September 28 – October 1.

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Hotel Information

Hotel Information

Accommodations in the French Quarter:

1) Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter, 10 rooms @ $149 plus tax (four night minimum) plus tax

    124 Royal Street, Need to reserve by 8/11/2016 (under SESAH)

    504.529.7211Parking available – $35.00 (Valet $40.00)

Availability as of June 14th – 9 rooms


Accommodations in the CBD (within one block of the St. Charles Streetcar Line):

1) International House, Open Block Rooms (20) from $179 to $199 (three-night minimum) plus tax

    221 Camp Street, Will honor all reservations until 75% occupancy (under SESAH)

504.553.9550Parking available – $16.00 two blocks from hotel (Valet $39.00)

Availability as of June 14th – 20 open block rooms


2) Drury Inn & Suites, Run of House from $129 (Single or Double) plus tax

    820 Poydras Street, Need to reserve by 8/27/2016 (under 2249296 – SESAH)

    877.359.6664Parking available – $25.00, Daily Hot Breakfast

Free Long Distance (one hour every room every night), Soda and Popcorn from 3 PM to 10 PM every night in the lobby.

Availability as of June 14th – 8 rooms


Accommodations in the Garden District:

1) St. Charles Inn/Best Western, 15 rooms from $125 to $135 plus tax

3636 St. Charles Ave., Need to reserve by 8/14/2016 (under SESAH)

504.899.8888Daily Hot Breakfast Buffet Parking for Guests

Availability as of June 14th – 8 rooms


2) The Columns on St. Charles Ave., 10 Rooms ranging in price from $134 to $164 single or double

3811 St. Charles Ave, Need to reserve by 7/1/2016 (under SESAH)

504.899.9308Rates include Southern Breakfast, Street Parking Only

No rooms available


3) Hampton Inn on St. Charles Ave, 20 Rooms @ $169

3626 St. Charles Ave, Need to reserve by 8/29/2016 (under SESAH)
504.899.9990Continental Breakfast included – Free Parking for Guests

Availability as of June 14th – 20 rooms


You may start making your reservations at any time….

If you have any questions or concerns regarding hotels, please e-mail Gerald – or


Gerald McNeill and Laura Blokker

Co-Chairs for the 2016 SESAH Conference in New Orleans


Reservations can be made for any hotel at this time.  If you have any questions, concerns or just want information, please e-mail Gerald at or

A small map of the St. Charles Streetcar Line is below. Have tried to note the approximate locations of the hotels with room blocks.


Gerald and Laura

Co-Chairs for the 2016 New Orleans SESAH Conference


The dark green line indicates the St. Charles Ave. Streetcar Line Tracks.

Uptown/Carrollton area is the approximate location of Tulane University at 6823 St. Charles Ave.

The French Quarter hotel, Wyndham, is located the furthest from Tulane at 124 Royal Street.  This is very near where the dark green line reaches Canal Street – in New Orleans this would be known as downriver from Tulane University.

The two CBD hotels are located near the dark green line almost exactly where New Orleans is printed.

The Garden District hotels are all located on St. Charles Ave. – 3626, 3636, and 3811 St. Charles Ave.  These are the closest to Tulane University located between Napoleon and Louisiana Avenues.  Napoleon is marked on the map while Louisiana Avenue is the darker gray line downriver from Napoleon Avenue.

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Walking Tour Itineraries

A pdf listing the various tours for Saturday, October 1 in New Orleans, is now available by clicking here for the pdf.

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Getting To and Around in New Orleans

If you don’t feel like “walkin’ to New Orleans” like Fats Domino, try a plane to Louis Armstrong International Airport or listen to Arlo Guthrie and take the “train they call the City of New Orleans.”  Yes, you can actually ride this Amtrak line that runs between Chicago and New Orleans or if you’re on the East Coast, try the Crescent instead.

From the airport, you can take a shuttle bus or cabs to your accommodations.

Need to get around once you’re in town? Walk or ride in a National Historic Landmark!

If you drove to New Orleans, leave your car at the hotel.  See hotel guide for parking information.  New Orleans is a very walkable city and what better way to stop and gawk at the architecture than on foot?  If you need to get a little further or want to ride and gawk, then take the streetcar!

The St. Charles Line is the oldest operational street railway in the United States.  It was listed on the National Register in 1973 and achieved National Historic Landmark status in 2013. Getting around New Orleans by streetcar is a great way to see the city. There are three different lines: St. Charles, Canal Street, and the Riverfront, each of which originates downtown, but traverses different parts of the city.

One-way streetcar fares in New Orleans are $1.25 no matter the distance and must be paid with exact change when you board. One, three, and 31-day unlimited ride “Jazzy Passes” are also available for $3, $9 and $55 respectively, all of which are great deals. See the Regional Transit Authority (RTA)’s website for a list of places to purchase these. You can also download the RTA gomobile app and pay your fare instantly from your phone! Please note that passes are non-refundable and non-replaceable.  Fares listed above and routes and schedules listed below are subject to change – check directly with the RTA directly for the latest information.

Cabs and car services are also available to get you where you need to go, but don’t expect to always be able to hail a cab.  Get phone numbers for local services from your hotel desk.

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Travel Grants Available for Emerging Professionals

SESAH offers one travel grant to help an emerging professional—employed in a federal, state, or local historic preservation office—attend the meeting to deliver a paper. 

For more information, click on the Get the Form button.

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Travel Grants Available for Students

SESAH offers up to three travel grants to help graduate students attend the meeting to deliver papers. 

For more information, click on the Get the Form button.

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