Louisiana Folklore Society News
LFS 2017 Meeting on Avery Island

61st Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Folklore Society  March 10-11, 2017 The Louisiana Folklore Society will hold it’s 2017 conference at the McIlhenny Archives on Avery Island. The conference begins with a keynote address by John Shelton Reed on Friday evening, … Continue reading

2017 Annual Meeting- Call for Papers- Deadline February 10, 2017

61st Annual Meeting March 10-11, 2017 Call for Papers The Louisiana Folklore Society invites proposals for papers and other types of presentations for its 2017 annual meeting to be held March 10-11, 2017 at the McIlhenny Archives at Avery Island, … Continue reading

LFS member Maida Owens receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Folklore Society

Louisiana Folklife Program Director Maida Owens recently received the Benjamin A. Botkin Prize from the American Folklore Society, recognizing her profound contribution to public folklore. The Society, founded in 1888, is composed of folklorists throughout the world, and the Botkin Prize … Continue reading

LFS Board member Susan Roach receives Lifetime Contribution to the Humanities award

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Roach on this well deserved award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. From the LEH website announcement: Susan Roach is the Mildred Saunders Adams Endowed Professor in English at Louisiana Tech University in … Continue reading

LFS Board Member Joshua Caffery receives Alan Lomax Fellowship

Louisiana Folklore Society Board Member Dr. Joshua Caffery has been awarded the prestigious Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Caffery is the first high school teacher and the first U.S. … Continue reading

Miscellany seeks essays for special “Folklore and the Literature of Louisiana” edition

The Louisiana Folklore Miscellany is seeking essays for a special Spring 2016 issue called “Folklore and the Literature of Louisiana.” We are inviting proposals for articles that deal with works of literature about Louisiana; as a whole, the primary goal … Continue reading

Two LFS Members Among Filmmaker Awards Winners

Louisiana Folklore Society members Conni Castille and John Sharp are among the 2012 Louisiana Filmmaker awards recipients as announced by Louisiana Entertainment. Conni Castille applied her grant to complete T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Story, a full-length documentary on Louisiana cowboy … Continue reading

Expanding the LA Music Collection

The Louisiana State Museum – Expanding the Louisiana Music Collection The Louisiana State Museum is actively collecting artifacts in order to expand its musical holdings to encompass the full breadth of Louisiana’s musical heritage.  The Louisiana State Museum houses, exhibits … Continue reading