February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:30 PMOther
Join the Sawyer Seminar for a day-long visit to Oak Alley and the Whitney Plantation. Open to 18 guests with transportation, tickets, and lunch provided through the Sawyer Seminar, registrants must RSVP through the Eventbrite sign up link here. To provide room for more participants please only sign up for one site visit, either Saturday’s trip to Oak Alley + Whitney Plantation or Sunday’s trip to Shadows on the Teche. Also note, registrants are expected to also attend the symposium’s Tuesday evening closing dinner discussion, details here. Through these site visits to Louisiana historical houses, we seek to understand diverse approaches to public memory through the curation of objects and artworks, the framing of educational materials, and the staging of guided tours and visitor experiences. How can historic houses offer memorials to the enslaved rather than act as monuments to slavery?
This event is part of From River Road to Copenhagen: Revising our Remembrance of the Past, a multi-part symposium running through February 10-15 that explores innovative approaches to publicly addressing the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade in the Americas, specifically in Louisiana and the Danish West Indies (now the U.S. Virgin Islands). Through film screenings, site visits, artist talk, and the opportunity for engaging conversation over dinner at Tulane, the symposium focuses on changing approaches to curating historical houses such as the Whitney Plantation and Shadows-on-the-Teche in Louisiana, and on the links between colonial sites in the Danish West Indies and I AM QUEEN MARY, an anti-colonial monument at the heart of Copenhagen’s colonial waterfront.
This event will be enforcing Tulane COVID-19 policies regarding face-coverings and vaccination statuses, please check online at https://tulane.edu/covid-19 for the most recent updates.