Upcoming Events:

August 14, 2017 -- H2O/LA: An Examination of Louisiana's Relationship With Water -- A Symposium with the Center for Louisiana Studies, at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. For more information, click here.

Summer 2017: History Harvests on Louisiana Disasters

History Harvest: The 2016 Floods (Laf.)

On Saturday, August 12, researchers from UL Lafayette Department of History will be hosting a “History Harvest” at the Horse Farm to collect oral history stories of community responses to the 2016 Floods at the 1-year anniversary. It is for a larger study on disaster response at the community level. We are looking for your memories of:

·      where you were and how you were impacted by the 2016 Floods,

·      how you personally responded or helped others after they took place,

·      what sort of impact they had on the Lafayette and Acadiana community,

·      and, how they compared to other disasters in Lafayette or Acadiana history.

The oral history interview will take 5 minutes and will help provide valuable information on disaster response in Louisiana.

Questions? Comments? Email Liz Skilton Below:

History Harvest: The 2016 Floods (BR)

On Sunday, August 13, researchers from UL Lafayette Department of History will be hosting a “History Harvest” at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library to collect oral history stories of community responses to the 2016 Floods at the 1-year anniversary. It is for a larger study on disaster response at the community level. We are looking for your memories of:

·      where you were and how you were impacted by the 2016 Floods,

·      how you personally responded or helped others after they took place,

·      what sort of impact they had on Baton Rouge and surrounding communities,

·      and, how they compared to other disasters in Baton Rouge history.

The oral history interview will take 5 minutes and will help provide valuable information on disaster response in Louisiana.

History Harvest: Memories of Grand 16

On Saturday, July 22, researchers from UL Lafayette Department of History will be hosting a “History Harvest” at the Horse Farm to collect oral history stories of community responses to the Grand 16 Theater Shooting at the 2-year anniversary. It is for a larger study on disaster response at the community level. We are looking for your memories of:

·      where and how people found out about the Grand 16 Theater Incident,

·      how you personally responded or helped out after it took place,

·      what sort of impact it had on the Lafayette community,

·      and, how it compared to other disasters in Lafayette history.

The oral history interview will take 5 minutes and will help provide valuable information on disaster response in Louisiana.

 

For more information on the “History Harvest,” please contact Dr. Liz Skilton, Assistant Professor of History, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, skilton@louisiana.edu.

Filmed Events:

October 28, 2016 -- "Measuring Crises: Sustainability in Historical Perspective" -- Cajun Ignite Global Sustainability Talk. This 6-minute research talk focuses on how the perception of disasters -- fast and slow, natural and man-made -- influence our understanding of crises in history. It also seeks to provide an overview of some of the collaborative support historians can provide in contextualizing and disseminating scientific research. It was presented as part of the UL Lafayette Cajun Ignite colloquium on Global Sustainability.

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