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Contact: Christine Payton Feb. 8, 2012
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
Center for Louisiana Studies Given LEH Chair's Award for Institutional Support
The Louisiana Endowment will honor UL Lafayette’s Center for Louisiana Studies with its Chair’s Award for Institutional Support during a ceremony March 31 at Houmas House Plantation in Darrow.

Each year, the LEH honors Louisianians who have made outstanding contributions to the study and understanding of the humanities. In addition to Humanist of the Year, awards are given for Lifetime Contribution to the Humanities, Chair's Award for Institutional Support, Humanities Documentary Film of the Year, Individual Achievement in the Humanities, Public Humanities Programming, Humanities Book of the Year, and the Michael P. Smith Memorial Award for Documentary Photography.

The Center for Louisiana Studies is being honored for its significant contributions in research, publication, preservation, and outreach projects that have expanded both an academic and popular understanding of Louisiana culture and history.

Since its founding in 1973, the Center's stellar work includes the archives of Cajun and Creole folklore and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, as well as collaborations with entities such as the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail, the Atchafalaya Trace Commission, the Festivals Acadiens et Creole, and the Festival International de Louisiane.

Among the significant UL Lafayette Press publications are the 2010 LEH Book of the Year, Bienville's Dilemma by Richard Campanella, and this year's awardee, Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans, by Freddi Williams Evans.

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