The Department of History at the University of South Alabama and the Journal of American History are hosting a conference entitled "Through the Eye of Katrina: The Past as Prologue?" from March 7-10, 2007. This multi-disciplinary conference will examine the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters to hit the United States. Scholars from universities throughout the United States will discuss the hurricane's impact on the black community, political structures, New Orleans architecture, artists, Mardi Gras, poverty, and racial justice. The conference will include a keynote lecture by Professor Lawrence Powell of Tulane University. Conference papers will be published in a special edition of the Journal of American History. For more information, please visit our website at www.southalabama.edu/history/katrina or call USA's History Department at (251) 460-6210.
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