Monday, May 2


The Center for the Study of New Orleans and Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans invite proposals for scholarly papers to be delivered at our fall NolaLoyola symposium. Every fall, NolaLoyola will serve as a venue for scholars and the community to come together to celebrate and study the culture and history of the Crescent City. The theme for our inaugural program is “Food for Thought,” an examination of the food culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South.

To ensure full consideration by the program committee, please submit a five hundred-word abstract postmarked OR emailed on or before Saturday, June 18, 2011 to the address below. Scholars will be notified of their proposal’s status via email no later than Friday, July 17th. Finished papers should not exceed twenty minutes in length and should be completed and submitted to the panel commenter by September 1, 2011. Please send all questions via email to the appropriate address below in order to ensure a prompt reply.

Make all submissions to:

Sonia Bordes

Department of History – Loyola University New Orleans

Box 191

6363 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Justin Nystrom

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