Recent Events

CFFS Introduction to Digital Humanities Workshop

Curious about Digital Humanities? Interested in what it might be, and how it might enhance or transform your experience of literature, culture, and history?

Join us on Friday, April 14, 2023! The CFFS is hosting an introductory workshop led by LSU faculty to learn more about the powerful, accessible computer-based techniques that are changing how we study and understand the humanities. This workshop is open to everyone and will be great for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty. This is an interactive workshop - no prior experience necessary! 

In this workshop, we will:

  • Talk about what DH is and how it is changing humanities study.
  • Explain the methods and outcomes of exciting DH projects around the web.
  • Present two important currents of DH work, in textual analysis and geospatial mapping.
  • Encourage hands-on experiments with user-friendly DH applications.
  • Play a virtual reality video game based on historical research.
  • Eat pizza!

This LSU CFFS workshop with be facilitated by Professors Lauren Coats (English), Susan Grunewald (History), and Jeffrey Leichman (French). Room is subject to change depending on the level of interest

Mapping Marronage: Towards a Transatlantic Visualization of Freedom with Dr. Annette Joseph-Gabriel

Annette Joseph-GabrielFriday, March 31, 2023

Mapping Marronage is an interactive visualization of the trans-Atlantic networks of intellectual, creative and political exchange created by enslaved people in the 18th and 19th century. It traces the geographic reach, crossings and intersections of letters, testimonies and financial exchanges by enslaved people of African-descent.

Annette Joseph-Gabriel is an Associate Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University. She works at the intersection of French and Afro-diasporic culture, literature and politics. Her areas of expertise include Black women’s writings, anti-colonial activism, and slavery in the French Atlantic.

CFFS Virtual Event - Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Information Session

Friday, January 27, 2023

Humanities LogoPlease join the CFFS for an online discussion of research programs and funding opportunities from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH). The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ Public Programs team will highlight ways for French studies and other humanities scholars to engage with the LEH, including through participation in humanities-focused public programming, submitting pitches to their flagship magazine, 64 Parishes, writing scholarly articles for their online encyclopedia, and participating in Institute for Louisiana Culture and History workshops. This event is open to all members of the LSU community, as well as the wider public - please join us for this unique opportunity to learn about how you can contribute to humanities research in Louisiana.

The LSU Center For French & Francophone Studies & The Department of French Studies Present:

Haitian PastStorytelling
The Haitian Past a Colloborative Lecture by
Laurent Dubois & Kaiama L. Glover

Laurent Dubois
John L. Nau Ill Bicentennial Professor of the History & Principles of Democracy and Africana Studies
University of Virginia

Kaiama L. Glover
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies
Barnard College, Columbia University

Laurent Dubois and Kaiama Glover will present their joint work on the complementary relationship between literature and history in Haiti, and how these discourses work together to broaden our understanding of colonialism, resistance, and the pursuit of Black liberation.

Thursday, October 20, 2022
4:00 p.m.
Sternberg Salon, Honors College
Louisiana State University