PROTECCT-GLAM: Providing Risk of The Environment’s Changing Climate Threats for Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums
Monday, June 19, 2023, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Huey P. Long Field House 1201
Edward Benoit, III is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at Louisiana State University. He is the coordinator of the archival studies and cultural heritage resource management programs. He received an MA in History, MLIS and PhD in Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research focuses on participatory and community archives, non-traditional archival materials, climate change, and archival education. He is the founder and director of the Virtual Footlocker Project, which examines the personal archiving habits of the 21st century soldier in an effort to develop new digital capture and preservation technologies to support their needs. He also is Co-PI on PROTECCT-GLAM, an IMLS-funded project focused on the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage institutions. text here.
History and Future of the Tunica-Biloxi Cultural and Educational Resource Center (CREC)
Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m., Huey P. Long Field House 1201
Julia Barry is a Program Coordinator for the Language and Culture Revitalization Program (LCRP) and the Cemonia Strother Williams Library of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. Julia graduated from Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, primarily focusing on graphic design, public relations, and journalism. Her experience is mainly in event planning and programming in the non-profit sector. She provides administrative support and programming to her department. The Language and Culture Revitalization Program provides the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana with classes, events, and programs to revitalize and instill their language, culture, and traditions in the community for the present and future generations of the tribe.
Tilling the Soil: Educating the Public about the Legacy of Slavery at the Whitney Plantation
Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m., Huey P. Long Field House 1201
The Louisiana Experience: A Conversation with Doctoral Candidates
Thursday, June 22, 2023, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m., Huey P. Long Field House 1201
Erika Witt is a curatorial specialist and museology instructor based in New Orleans. Erika is a doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation program at Louisiana State University and received a Bachelor of Art in Museum Studies from Tusculum University (formerly known as Tusculum College) and a Master of Art in Museum Studies with a specialization in the traditional Arts of Africa from Southern University at New Orleans. Her research interest includes Egyptology, traditional African art history, museology, and African American history and culture. Her doctoral thesis analyzes performativity of traditional African art verses the normative views on the performativity of traditional African art in museum exhibitions.
Erika is a 2014 Fellow in the Shafik Gabr East-West Art of Dialogue Initiative, a fellowship program for young emerging leaders from the United States and Egypt to join forces to discuss critical issues of their countries and develop projects addressing those issues.