The Alsace-Lorraine Jewish Experience in Louisiana and the Gulf South
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 subjects of relevance 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 (email@example.com) and should consist of a CV and a 500-word abstract. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2008. Limited travel funds are available.
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. For more information about The Historic New Orleans Collection, please visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
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