The Alsace-Lorraine Jewish Experience in Louisiana and the Gulf South is a New Orleans conference set for November 2009.
The call for papers has just been announced.
The Historic New Orleans Collection, with support from the Consulate General of
France in New Orleans and from Tulane University, announces a one-day conference
to be held November 13, 2009, in New Orleans. The organizing committee invites
submissions on a range of subjects discussing the Alsace-Lorraine Jews of New
Orleans and their associated communities.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- Jewish community life in Alsace-Lorraine
- Rhine Valley immigration to the New Orleans region
- Jews in 19th-century New Orleans
- Rural vs. urban lifestyles of Louisiana's Jewish immigrants
- German-French relations in America
- European Jews and their cultural allegiances in America.
Proposals for 30-minute English-language presentations should be sent to Mr.
Daniel Hammer, danielh(AT)hnoc(DOT)org, including a CV and 500-word abstract. Program submissions must be received by November 15, 2008. Limited travel funds are available.