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CFP: Hugh F. Rankin Graduate Prize in Louisiana History

The Hugh F. Rankin Prize is awarded each year to the graduate student in history who submits the best unpublished article-length essay in Louisiana history or a related topic. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited graduate program at either the M.A. or Ph.D. level, and the essay must be based on original research. Part-time graduate students are eligible. The award will be a cash prize, to be presented at the banquet of the LHA's annual meeting. The winning essay will be considered for publication in the LHA journal Louisiana History.  The deadline for submission is February 1, 2017. Please send submissions to: Dr. Michael S. Martin, Managing Editor, Louisiana Historical Association:


P. O. Box 43558
Lafayette, LA


Call for Nominations

The Louisiana Historical Association is currently accepting nominations for the following positions:

-Managing Editor
-Board of Directors - three positions

 Detailed descriptions of the terms and responsibilities of each office is contained within the bylaws of the LHA, which can be downloaded from the LHA website,

Nominators should secure a resume or curriculum vitae from the nominee and verify that they are willing to accept the position before submitting nominations. Nominations for open positions will be accepted until February 1, 2017 and should be directed to the chairperson of the LHA Nominations Committee via email to or via standard mail to:

c/o Prof. Christopher L. Stacey
Behavioral and Social Sciences Department
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302


Call for Papers

Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Historical Association

March 5th-7th, 2015

Ramada Lafayette Conference Center


The Louisiana Historical Association invites proposals for its 57th Annual Meeting to be held in Lafayette, Louisiana, March 5th to 7th, 2015. The meeting will take place at the Ramada Lafayette Conference Center at 2032 N.E. Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette, La. 70501.

The Program Committee invites sessions on any aspect of Louisiana History, from any era, and is open to both traditional scholarly panels as well as proposals that employ creative session design. The committee welcomes proposals from graduate students, archivists, oral historians, documentary, filmmakers, public historians such as curators and interpreters, as well members of the preservation community. Complete session proposals are encouraged, but individual paper proposals are also welcome.

Proposals should be submitted in a single Mircosoft Word .docx or PDF format file and include:

A cover sheet with the session title as well as the names, affiliations, and e-mail

addresses of all participants, including chair and commenter.*

A summary of the focus and intent of the session not to exceed 250 words.*

An abstract for each paper or presentation not to exceed 250 words. (Note thatfinal individual presentations are generally confined to twenty (20) minutes per the LHA's Taylor Rules.)

A brief curriculum vita for each participant.

Please inform the Program Committee in your proposal whether electronic equipmentwill be required in your presentation. Limited projection equipment is available, but theLHA cannot guarantee that it will perform optimally with presenters' computers and Power Point presentations. Therefore, presenters are strongly encouraged to bringtheir own a/v equipment.

All materials are to be e-mailed to the program chair at Pleaseinclude the name, affiliation, and e-mail address of the proposal organizer in the body ofyour message. Queries may be sent to the program chair, Dr. Justin A. Nystrom, LoyolaUniversity New Orleans.

*For full session proposals only

Submission Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014


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