2nd Thursday Lecture Series

2nd Thursday Lecture Series

December 8 @ 6 p.m. | Old U.S. Mint – 400 Esplanade Avenue
Archivist Howard Margot

Howard Margot is a native and tenth-generation New Orleanian, and an alumnus of the University of New Orleans, Louisiana State University, and Tulane University, where he earned a master’s degree in French literature and linguistics; he also attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Nîmes and the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. Since 2001, he has been working as an archivist, first at the New Orleans Notarial Archives and since 2006 at The Historic New Orleans Collection, where he is also a curator of several of THNOC’s online databases, including the Vieux Carré Survey and Surrey Calendar. He is also the lead consultant on the Louisiana State Museum’s project to put its French Superior Council and Spanish Judicial Records online. While his passion is poring over and translating the French and Spanish manuscripts of colonial Louisiana, his primary responsibility these days is helping archives to “go digital.”

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cody Scallions at cscallions@crt.la.gov or 504.568.2123.