“Acteurs/Chercheurs” – “Managing a plantation-museum in Louisiana” — 11 juin, 17h

Dear all,

We are pleased to invite you to the next session of CREW’s seminar series “Acteurs/Chercheurs” on June 11, 5pm-7pm to hear from Jane Boddie, Director of Evergreen Plantation in Louisiana. She has been working for more than 25 years on the preservation of Evergreen Plantation, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites in the United States and considered a National Landmark. Today, Evergreen Plantation is both a working sugarcane plantation and a place of memory, history, and cultural understanding regarding its slave past. It is located in the region of River Road, between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Jane Boddie will talk about her commitment to preservation and memorialization at Evergreen Plantation and will be joined by her colleagues, including:

– Katy Morlas Shannon, Head of History and Interpretation at Evergreen Plantation

– Steven Fisk, Operations Manager at Evergreen Plantation

– Jayur Mehta, Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Florida State University

– Jason Church, from the National Center for Preservation, Technology and Training

Their presentations will be followed by a Q&A session led by Louisiana history specialist, Professor Nathalie Dessens (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès).

The seminar will take place on Google Meet at the following link:


If you have any questions, please write to Melaine Harnay (melaine.harnay).

Thank you in advance for your interest.


Melaine Harnay

Organization: Melaine Harnay (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Respondent: Nathalie Dessens (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès)