THATCamp New Orleans: May 17

Desire streetcar

Desire streetcar on Royal Street during its last day of service in 1948. Photograph by the late W. Bernadas.

A THATCamp is being planned for May 17, 2013, in New Orleans. It will take place in the Louisiana Humanities Center Building, 938 Lafayette Street, in downtown New Orleans. Digital Humanities folk in New Orleans hope that participants from throughout the Gulf Coast will help with planning.

THATCamp New Orleans’  Friday, May 17, date coincides with the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival. This is a smaller-scale, free festival held in the center of the city May 17-19 along Bayou St. John; it’s particularly popular among residents and visitors who have been priced out of Jazz Fest.

Come for THATCamp NOLA 2013; stay for the festival.

Yes, “you are the big factor in providing this service,” so please contact any of the organizers with questions or planning suggestions.

University of New Orleans
*Michael Mizell-Nelson, Associate Professor, History

*Gena Chattin, Digital Initiatives Librarian

*Jennifer Jackson, Learning Commons & Instruction Librarian

*Jeanne Pavy, Scholarly Communications Officer


University of Southern Mississippi
*Jeanne Gillespie, Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts & Letters

*Diane DeCesare Ross, Assist. to the Dean for External Publications & Digital Humanities

Loyola University New Orleans
*Elizabeth Kelly, Digital Initiatives Librarian

Stephen F. Austin State University
*Linda Levitt, Assistant Professor, Languages, Cultures, and Communication

Xavier University of Louisiana
*Lisa Flanagan, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

Please help us to move these plans ahead and chime in on some crucial elements. Meanwhile, read more about the THATCamp movement and browse other THATCamps at

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About Michael Mizell-Nelson

Interests: digital projects; New Orleans & Louisiana history; public history; documentary video production; labor and food history; 20th century US history.