CALL FOR PAPERS

The Center for French Colonial Studies solicits abstracts for papers to be presented at its annual meeting to be held October 12-13, 2018 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The focus of this year’s conference will be on Kaskaskia and the surrounding region, although papers on related topics will also be considered.

Please send the following information to frenchcolonialstudies@gmail.com no later than Friday, May 4, 2018:

Title of presentation
300-500 word abstract
Contact information (name, affiliation, phone number, email)
Short bio/CV

Any questions may be addressed to the email listed above as well.


The activities of the Center are recorded in its quarterly publication, Le Journal, that carries news, articles, book reviews and research materials. In addition the Center publishes monographs related to the French presence in the upper Mississippi Valley.

The annual meeting takes place every fall, each year in a different location associated with the French presence in the Mississippi Valley: Prairie du Rocher (Illinois), Ste. Geneviève (Missouri), St. Louis (Missouri), Peoria (Illinois), Prairie du Chien (Wisconsin), Old Mines (Missouri), Natchitoches (Louisiana), Monroe (Michigan), Green Bay (Wisconsin), Pascagoula (Mississippi), Vincennes (Indiana), Windsor (Ontario),etc. The annual meeting is generally organized in cooperation with a local university or historical society. It includes the presentation of papers by academic and non-attached historians and provides an opportunity for socializing.