EXTENDED DEADLINE - CFP Towards a History of Louisiana State Institutions along Class, Racial, and Gender Lines

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Call for Papers
March 1, 2018
Louisiana, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Symposium - Towards a History of Louisiana State Institutions along Class, Racial, and Gender Lines

Friday April 20, 2018
Tulane University

This half-day symposium invites papers from junior researchers (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows) focusing on Louisiana history and state institutions, such as state boards, schools, hospitals, or prisons, from the Civil War through Jim Crow.

Papers might investigate race, gender, social class in Louisiana state institutions in any number of ways: by conducting a micro history or comparative history of specific institutions from the Civil War through Jim Crow, by analyzing the development and the lasting historical memory of these material sites and spaces of power composed of buildings, landscapes and infrastructures, by interrogating strategies of resistance and/or empowerment, or representations of local historical actors (teachers, students, prisoners, sheriffs, patients, doctors, etc) involved in these institutions, along gender, class and racial lines.

We are particularly interested in micro-histories and social histories that intertwine critical race theory with archival research, as well as papers informed by economic history, political history, environmental history, labor history, carceral history, history of education, and history of science in Louisiana. Please submit an abstract of 300 words and a CV to the conference organizers, at egrossi@tulane.edu and jstraigh@tulane.edu by March 1st, 2018.

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