The Attakapas Gazette is the fifty year-old publication of The Attakapas Historical Association, whose mission is to provide a non-sectarian, non-partisan, and non-political platform for the collection, procurement, and preservation of significant facts, records, documents, and materials relevant to the history, genealogy, landmarks, and traditions of the central Acadiana region of South Louisiana. Today, the Gazette is published in an online form.
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.
Registration is now open for our third Digital Humanities event. This year, we will focus on Digital Storytelling, its approaches, tools, and various projects. You can see more examples of topics here. Registration is $15 (you pay on site) and it is free for students. The event will take on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus (Moody Hall) Saturday March 25 from 9am to 5pm.
LHA Amos E. Simpson Travel Award
The LHA will offer two short-term travel awards for 2017. Each grant will provide a stipend of $1000 for research in Louisiana archives and collections. These grants are designed to assist scholars interested in Louisiana history, for whom distance and expense present a substantial obstacle to research in the state's rich archives. Complete applications are due by March 15, 2017, for travel between May 1, 2017 and September 15, 2017.
The LHA Nominations Committee is still seeking nominations for three positions on the association's Board of Directors. Nominations for Vice President, Managing Editor, and Secretary-Treasurer have been closed.
Nomination for the Board of Directors should be sent to Professor Christopher Stacey (email@example.com) no later than February 24.
Hello, everyone. I am once again making a call out to any interested Louisiana scholars, at any level, to become an editor of the H-Louisiana H-Net Commons. While we are still getting used to this new blog like discussion format, becoming a co-editor can be a great way to truly discover the powerful resources of the new system. I am making a special effort to reach graduate students and new scholars, as many of the tools used in the Commons are familiar with current social networking tools.