The Cemeteries of New Orleans: A Cultural History with Peter B. Dedek

The Cemeteries of New Orleans: A Cultural History with Peter B. Dedek

Thu, Oct 12, 2023
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Baton Rouge
Natchitoches
New Orleans
Patterson
Thibodaux
The Cabildo

Join us for a virtual evening with Peter B. Dedek as he discusses his book, The Cemeteries of New Orleans: A Cultural History (LSU Press). This virtual program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo as part of the Second Thursday Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will take place on Zoom on Thursday, October 12, 2023, 6:00–7:30 p.m. CDT.

Please register here!

To purchase the book, please visit LSU Press.

About the Book
In The Cemeteries of New Orleans, Peter B. Dedek reveals the origins and evolution of the Crescent City’s world-famous necropolises, exploring both their distinctive architecture and their cultural impact. Spanning centuries, this fascinating body of research takes readers from muddy fields of crude burial markers to extravagantly designed cities of the dead, illuminating a vital and vulnerable piece of New Orleans’s identity. Where many histories of New Orleans cemeteries have revolved around the famous people buried within them, Dedek focuses on the marble cutters, burial society members, journalists, and tourists who shaped these graveyards into internationally recognizable emblems of the city.

About the Author
Peter B. Dedek, author of Historic Preservation for Designers and Hip to the Trip: A Cultural History of Route 66, is an associate professor at Texas State University, where he teaches history of design, historic preservation, and architectural history.

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