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Uncovering the Cultural Gumbo that is New Orleans:

A City as Text™ Master Class

New Orleans, LA | November 3-6, 2019
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2019

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This NCHC Master Class will provide an opportunity for faculty with prior City as Text™ experiences (through an NCHC Faculty Institute or Annual Conference) to engage in an intensive exploration of New Orleans prior to the 2019 Annual Conference. The Crescent City is a vibrant melting pot of European, Caribbean, American, and African influences. It is both “the city that care forgot” and a city with many historical and contemporary troubles. Participants will push beyond the French Quarter to explore New Orleans’s famous music, food, and cultures in order to understand the city’s harmonies and dissonances. Participants will engage in site-based experiential learning with the intent of taking home a deeper understanding of City as Text™ principles as well as developed ideas for course and program-level applications.

Participants will engage in direct observation, discussions, interviews, writing assignments, and mapping exercises. The Master Class will culminate with an opportunity for participants to design assignments to be used during the City as Text™ session at the Annual Conference on Thursday, including the chance to facilitate and debrief a group heading to that destination.

Costs & Deadlines

Program fee is $550. This fee covers Master Class reading materials, instructional fees, final dinner, and incidental charges. It does not include travel to and from New Orleans, accommodations, or most meals.

The Sheraton will provide overnight accommodations for Master Class participants as part of the NCHC Conference Hotel Room Block. The cost is $265 per night for single or double occupancy. If you wish to share a room with a fellow participant, the facilitators will assist.

Registration & Payment Deadline:
September 1, 2019