Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Eugene Cizek

Professor Emeritus - Architecture

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Department Affiliation


  • B.A., Louisiana State University, Architecture, 1964
  • M.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, City Planning and Urban Design, 1966
  • Dr. of Science, Delft Technische Hogeschool, City Planning, 1967

Academic Experience

  • Professor Emeritus/Adjunct Professor, Tulane University, 2015-
  • Professor, Tulane University, 1970-2015
  • Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, 1968-1970
  • Instructor, Louisiana State University, 1967-1968

Research & Teaching Specializations: Historic Preservation; Guatemala

Related Experience

  • Director, Preservation Studies Program, Tulane University, 1996-
  • Director, Bayou-River Road Survey, 1980-
  • Co-Director, Education Through Historic Preservation Program, 1977-
  • Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program in Historic Preservation with Department of History, Tulane University, 2002


  • Grant, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1991-
  • 2nd prize, Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition for the Historic American Buildings Survey, 1995
  • Mellon Fellowship, 1994
  • Merit Award, Vieux Carre Commission, 1993
  • Freedom Foundation Award (with Lloyd Sensat, Jr.), 1993


  • Spanish

Overseas Experience

  • Cuba
  • Panama
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Argentina
  • Guatemala

Selected Publications

  • 1996. “Jackson Square and the World of Baroness Pontalba.” With Lloyd L. Sensat, Jr. Education Through Historic Preservation. 19.
  • 1995. “Madame John’s Legacy in the Vieux Carre and Mary Plantation on the Great River Road.” With Lloyd L. Sensat, Jr. Education Through Historic Preservation. 18.
  • 1994. “Laura: A Creole Plantation and Home of Brer Rabbit.” With Lloyd L. Sensat, Jr. Education Through Historic Preservation. 17.
  • 1993. “Evergreen Plantation and the Great River Road.” With Lloyd L. Sensat, Jr. Education Through Historic Preservation. 16.
  • 1992. “Pitot House on Historic Bayou St. John.” With Lloyd L. Sensat, Jr. Education Through Historic Preservation. 15.

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Celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage during Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans

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Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans, is back for its 16th annual celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage. Presented by Friends of Culture, Bayou Bacchanal will include two days of Caribbean cuisine, dance, music and celebration.

World Wide Dance
Beginning Friday, November 2 stop by the newly-opened, Algiers based, Haitian restaurant Rendezvous, for World Wide Dance. This late-night dance party begins at 10:00 p.m. and doesn’t end until the final dancer clears the floor. Enjoy live sets by locally and regionally based, Trinidadian DJ Phil and DJ Spice. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door and includes access to the World Wide Dance celebration. A cash bar and bites from Rendezvous will be available for purchase.

Bayou Bacchanal Parade and Party
After an evening of dancing and celebrating, rest up for the annual Bayou Bacchanal Parade on Saturday, November 3. Assembly begins at 11:00 a.m. and the parade takes off at noon from Harrah’s. Parade-goers are welcome to come dressed in traditional carnival attire while engaging, marching and dancing to the beats of Soca music along with Casa Samba throughout the French Quarter. The parade’s final destination will be at North Peters & Mandeville Street where the party will then transition to Crescent Park.

From 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. several Dancehall, Soca and Reggae performers will grace the Bayou Bacchanal stage for this daylong festival. Guests can expect live performances by local, national and international artists such as: Soca Artist Preacher, Pan Vibrations, Tigress of Trinidad & Tobago, and Mystic of Trinidad & Tobago.

Beats will be provided by DJ Spice and hosted by Lady Pepper. Authentic Caribbean foods, drinks and special merchandise will be available for purchase. Trini Lisa and Boswell’s will be among the official vendors for Bayou Bacchanal 2018. Fest-goers can expect Caribbean staples such as salt fish, curry goat and roti. Tropical drinks including ginger beer, passionfruit juice and Sorrel will also be available. Guests are also encouraged to dress in tradition Carnival attire for a chance to win a grand prize of $2000.

Admission to the Bayou Bacchanal fest is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information on Bayou Bacchanal or Friend of Culture, visit their onsite information booth during the festival or click here.

Bayou Bacchanal Post Party
Closeout Bayou Bacchanal at Island Flavor Bar and Grill and enjoy tasty Caribbean bites, music and dancing. DJ Ray will be spinning beginning at 11:00 p.m. Celebrate the closing of Bayou Bacchanal with a bang!

Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.