Modes of Historical Story-Telling: Gathering Stories to Preserve and Create Histories of People and Places in and around New Orleans

AHA Session 193
Saturday, January 8, 2022: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Grand Ballroom C (Sheraton New Orleans, 5th Floor)
Leslie M. Harris, Northwestern University
Mark Cave, Historic New Orleans Collection
Emily Clark, Tulane University
Ibrahima Seck, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar and Whitney Plantation Slavery Museum

Session Abstract

With New Orleans as the example, the historians on this panel will explore the various ways in which public, academic, museum and archival-based historians, as well as historical actors, tell, preserve and remember history and experiences through storytelling. What are the positive uses of storytelling for history? What are the limits of stories?
See more of: AHA Sessions