UPCOMING EVENTS 2023-24
Journal Launch: Études Francophones. March 10th, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Location TBD.
This event will mark the release of the new issue of Ètudes Francophones, a referred journal devoted to Francophone Studies. Managed and founded by scholars in the department of modern languages at UL Lafayette, this well-respected journal has lived online in recent years. This event marks the release of the newest volume of journal in a print edition published by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press (UL Press.)
Book talk, Jazz à la Creole: French Creole Music and the Birth of Jazz, with author Caroline Vézina, March 17, 11 a.m. in Angelle Hall, Rm. 254, on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Join us for an insightful talk by independent scholar Caroline Vézina on her latest book, "Jazz à la Creole: French Creole Music and the Birth of Jazz." In this presentation, Vézina will delve into the roots of jazz music in the varied Creole cultures of Louisiana, exploring the unique musical traditions that influenced the genre's development. The talk will be held at 11 a.m. in Room 254 of Angelle Hall on the campus of UL Lafayette, and promises to offer a fascinating perspective on the history of jazz music and of Creole culture that is not to be missed.
Burdin Series Talk: "Louisiana and Climate Migration," presented by Maida Owens, Louisiana Division of the Arts Folklife Program Director. March 17, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Location TBD.
- Burdin Series Talk: "Climate Change the Future of the Louisiana Coast: Facing the Realities of Sea Level Rise," presented by Edward P. Richard, Director: LSU Law Center Climate Change Law and Policy Project, Clarence W. Edwards Professor of Law, John P. Laborde Endowed Professorship in Energy Law, LSU Law School. March 31, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the Center for Louisiana Studies, 1204 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA.
Burdin Series Talk: "State of Disaster: Does Coastal Restoration Neglect People?." April 18, 2023, 12:30-1:30. Professor Emeritus of the LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology Craig Colten. Note: This event takes place at the Roy House.
Book Release Party and Reading with David Armand, most recent recipient of the Louisiana Writers Award. This event will celebrate his new publication with UL Press, Mirrors and other reflections. 12:30 p.m. on April 20th at the Center for Louisiana Studies, 1204 Johnston Street.
- Burdin Series Talk: "Forced Retreat: Stories of the Jean Charles Choctaw Nation." Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Paul Burdin/BORSF Endowed Professor Heather Stone. April 21, 2023, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Note: This event takes place at the Roy House.
Presentation by Emily Leblanc, Martin Undergraduate Research Fellow; 1 p.m. on May 2nd; Roy House
Lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Darrensbourg on the language of the Ishak people of Southwest Louisiana; May 8, at the Center for Louisiana Studies, 1204 Johnston Street, Lafayette, Louisiana
Join us for an exciting talk by scholar Dr. Jeffrey Darrensbourg on the language of the Ishak people of coastal Louisiana, also known as the Attakapas or the Attakapas-Ishak on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr. Darrensbourg will discuss the history, structure, and phonology of Ishak, as well as its unique features and cultural significance, and the way it has historically been documented and studied. The talk will also cover contemporary efforts to speak and create in the language. This talk is an excellent opportunity to learn about this area rich indigenous culture. All are welcome!