PREVIOUS CALLS FOR PAPERS: 2022 Louisiana Historical Association – 64th Annual Meeting

Members were invited to submit proposals for presentation at the 2022 annual conference of the Louisiana Historical Association to be held in New Orleans in March.  “IAAHS Members can submit proposals as individuals and we encourage you to do so. For example, Phebe Hayes is working on a proposal with Michael Bieze that tells the story of Howe Institute, St. Paul Congregational Church, and Booker T. Washington’s visit to New Iberia in 1915. There are other stories and you may have one to tell.”

March 17-19, 2022 Proposal deadline: September 15, 2021
Crowne Plaza Executive Center, 4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge
Program Committee Chair: Karen Leathem, Louisiana State Museum (

The program committee invites sessions on any aspect of Louisiana history from any era, but is especially interested in panels that explore Louisiana’s diverse cultures. The committee is open to innovative session formats (e.g., roundtables, advance text sessions, film screenings) as well as traditional panels (three papers, plus a chair and commentator). The committee encourages diversity and inclusion with respect to the composition of panels. Graduate students, archivists, curators, public historians, K-12 teachers, and independent scholars are strongly encouraged to participate.

The committee prefers complete-panel proposals, including chair and commentator, but will consider individual paper proposals or sessions in need of chair and/or commentator. The program chair welcomes queries from session organizers.

Proposals should include the following in a single document:

1. A cover sheet with the session title, as well as the names, affiliations, and email addresses of all participants, including the chair and commentator.

2. A summary of the session as a whole, maximum 250 words.

3. An abstract for each presentation, maximum 250 words.

4. A brief C.V. (1–2 pages) for each participant.

5. Electronic equipment needs. Although projectors and screens will be available, there is no guarantee that these will perform optimally with presenters’ computers and PowerPoint/slide presentations. Moreover, access to projecting equipment is limited and may not actually be available to all who request it. Please plan to have your presentation on a computer or a thumb drive, as WIFI and online access to cloud-stored presentations are often fickle. Each session’s presenters should coordinate and put their presentations on one computer or flash drive to save time and minimize potential technical problems.

Proposal deadline: September 15, 2021

Send proposals via email to:
Dr. Karen Leathem, Program Chair
Louisiana State Museum

Program Committee Members
-Dr. Keith Finley, Southeastern Louisiana University
-Dr. Phebe Hayes, Founder and President of the Iberia African American Historical Society (IAAHS), Fellow at the Center for Louisiana Studies
-Dr. Brian Mitchell, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
-Dr. Daniel Usner, Vanderbilt University