Tulane professors chosen to work on New Orleans book

Three Tulane University professors were recently chosen to serve on an editorial board created by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) to oversee the production of a book celebrating New Orleans’ upcoming tricentennial in 2018.

“It’s a natural fit for the LEH to handle this project,” Richard Campanella, a senior professor of practice in the School of Architecture, said.

Campanella, who will contribute two chapters to the book, “New Orleans & The World: The Tricentennial Anthology,” said one of the chapters is on the formation of the delta plain and the other is on the urban development patterns of the city and architecture.

The LEH is partnered with the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. The LEH created the editorial board to oversee the book’s production. Joining Campanella on the board will be Kara Tucina Olidge, executive director of Tulane’s Amistad Research Center, and Tulane Professor Emeritus Lawrence Powell.

“New Orleans has an interesting, colorful history,” Olidge said. “The goal is to highlight the city’s cultural, historical, and political influence on the world. In addition to serving on the editorial board, I’m submitting a chapter on the civil rights movement in New Orleans and its relationship to the larger movement within the U.S.”

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