An online exhibit to complement the physical exhibit currently on display through 2018 on the 4th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University.
As the city of New Orleans celebrates the 300th anniversary of its founding, it also commemorates a three centuries long relationship with its neighbors in the Circum-Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. The Latin American Library celebrates this history with Charting the Gulf: Tricentennial Connections. In this online exhibit, we display images of maps, photographs, print ephemera, and manuscripts that document three historic moments in the evolving relationship between New Orleans and its Southern neighbors:
Early European Cartography of the Gulf, 16th-18th centuries;
Trade and Travel Across the Gulf, 19th - 20th centuries;
Tulane University's John Geddings Gray Memorial Archaeological Expedition to Middle America in 1928.
On October 31st, 1517, theologian and priest Martin Luther supposedly nailed his 95 Theses to the door of a Wittenberg church and began the Lutheran Reformation, which altered the religious and cultural landscape of Western Europe. Curated by Elio Brancaforte and students of his seminar "The Experience of War" (Audrey Brown, Alison Cunningham, Paulina Kiernan, Bradley Reber, Sara Scott, Annie Strnisha, and Jake Ward), this exhibit was part of a group of displays and talks centered on the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation's beginning and presents materials from the Rare Books Collection that touch on the history of the Bible as a book, the Lutheran faith in Europe and America, and the Thirty Years' War.
Excellence in Education: Celebrating the Artistic, Academic, Athletic, and Administrative Achievements of the Women of Tulane University
This exhibit was created in conjunction with the Nola4Women linked exhibition initiative, Builders and Rebuilders, which over the past two years has featured 45 exhibits across the city highlighting the prominent role women play in making New Orleans such a special place. Here at Tulane, the theme of our digital exhibition was easy to choose, since we have been in the business of providing excellence in education for 183 years. On these webpages, you will find vignettes of women who came to Tulane University and Newcomb College from near and far, as students, faculty and staff, or just as friends who wished to make a difference in the fabric of New Orleans, and who left us all the richer for their presence. These outstanding women have made contributions to many different fields of study and have reach varied levels of personal and professional achievements. In the future, we will profile additional women. In order to make the ladies more easily searchable, we have grouped them into four categories: Arts, Academics, Athletics, and Administration. Of course, many of our fabulous women cross over between categories, e.g. Rosa Hart, the nation’s first female cheerleader – you’ll find her in the Athletics category, which in no way diminishes her later career in local theatre.