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Space and Place Matter | 3 p.m.

Evans Liberal Arts 344

Activities and conversations about the transformational effect of location and mapping on how we understand literature, history, and government innovation.

Dr. Rebecca Davio, Geography

Dr. Davio is the Director of the Institute for Government Innovation, a group that uses geographic information science to partner with government agencies, trade organizations, and associations and help advance bright ideas. 

Dr. Rob Tally, English

Dr. Tally specializes in geocriticism of fiction. He will share how relationships among space, narrative, and representation impact how we understand stories about characters and ourselves.

Dr. Alberto Giordano, Geography

Dr. Giordano uses geographic information science to better understand the characteristics of genocide. His Holocaust-related research projects have been funded by the NSF, the NEH, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the USC Shoah Foundation, among others.

Dr. Peter Dedek, History

Dr. Dedek researches the art, architecture, and hidden gems in New Orleans' historic cemeteries. His work is among the first academic investigations into the culture, history, and folklore of New Orleans cemeteries.