Research Centers and Special Projects

Research Centers

Center AustriaCenter Austria

The mission of Center Austria is to direct international student and faculty mobility between the University of New Orleans and universities in Austria. Center Austria promotes the communication and extension of Austrian and Central European culture through scholarly and artistic activities and academic partnerships.

Eisenhower CenterEisenhower Center for American Studies

The mission of the Eisenhower Center is the study of the causes, conduct, and consequences of American national security policy and the use of force as an instrument of policy in the twentieth century.

The Midlo Center for New Orleans StudiesSt. Louis Cathedral when the Cabildo was on fire.

The Ethel and Herman Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies promotes understanding of New Orleans history, politics, culture and public policy issues, particularly civil rights, sponsoring and participating in events that bring together scholars on special topics relating to New Orleans. The Center helps direct scholars to research material about New Orleans, serving as an institutional home for scholars who collect and preserve the history of the city, and who circulate their findings in lectures, publications, performances, exhibits, and documentaries.

Special Projects

History department members, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, regularly engage in a number of special projects as part of their work. Many of these projects are local, while others maybe national or international in scope.

Hurricane Digital Memory BankHurricane Digital Memory Bank

The Hurricane Digital Memory Bank is a regional database designed to collect the stories, emails, oral histories, digital photos, audio, and video relating to Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Special collections include photographs from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Louisiana State Museum and others.