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CFP: 2019 Louisiana Folklore Society Annual Meeting

Wednesday, January 9, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee

The Louisiana Folklore Society invites proposals for papers and other types of presentations for its 2019 annual meeting to be held March 22–23, 2019 in Houma, Louisiana, in partnership with Nicholls State University.

 Presentations on any aspect of Louisiana folklore, folklife, and traditional arts, as well as on folklore theory and practice are welcomed. The Society is interested in hearing diverse voices; therefore, they encourage presentations on any subject by scholars, tradition bearers, folk artists, musicians, students, community leaders, community scholars, and others interested in local Louisiana cultures throughout the state and elsewhere. Typically, presentations last 15 minutes.

The conference will begin on Friday, March 22 with a tour of local cultural points of interest. Paper sessions and presentations will take place on Saturday, March 23, at the Duhé Center, 235 Civic Center Blvd, Houma. Saturday afternoon will feature a conversation with local community stakeholders and environmental and cultural professionals.

Abstract Submission: Please submit 250-word abstract (proposal/presentation description) by February 4, 2019, via email to Carolyn Ware at or John Sharp at Please note equipment needs.

For more information on the Louisiana Folklore Society, join or renew your membership, please visit


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