The Hugh F. Rankin Prize is awarded each year to the graduate student in history who submits the best unpublished article-length essay in Louisiana history or a related topic.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.
H-Louisiana is sponsored by the Louisiana Historical Association. The purpose of the network is to facilitate communication and the exchange of scholarly and pedagogical ideas and digital projects among researchers, teachers, scholars, advanced students, and related professionals (e.g. local historians, librarians, archivists, genealogists) interested in Louisiana history as well as those who work in Louisiana.
Announcing the publication of Remapping Second-Wave Feminism: The Long Women's Rights Movement in Louisiana, 1950-1997, which explores how the American South originated and impacted the national feminist movement. Available from the University of Georgia Press: http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/remapping_second-wave_feminism/
Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society (PLHS) in partnership with the Philippine Consulate Generals in Honolulu and Chicago, and Louisiana community organizations is hosting the Filipino American History Month Symposium
Louisiana Historical Association - We are working on a project to collect information on all of the past district attorneys of the geographical area or judicial district that would include Plaquemines Parish. Our goal is to obtain a photograph of all past DAs and place them along with a short bio of each in the DAs office.
Due to staffing considerations, LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, will adjust its reading room hours for the fall semester. Research hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays, except Tuesdays when the library will remain open until 6:00 p.m. Special Collections will continue its practice of being closed on LSU home football Saturdays, but will be open the other Saturdays in the fall, through December 3.