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Research Series: What is a Grave? What Cemeteries Can Tell Us About Life and Death in Louisiana

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Michael Pasquier presents his research
When Feb 02, 2012
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where West Laville Study
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Contact Phone 225-578-2479
Attendees Honors College Students
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Cemeteries are everywhere. They pass in and out of our lines of sight on a daily basis. Yet rarely do we contemplate the past, present, and future of these presumably sacred sites. By concentrating on two cemeteries in environmentally vulnerable areas of Louisiana—the Morganza Spillway and Bayou Lafourche—we can gain a richer understanding of how our attempts to control nature have an impact on our ability to remember and forget the dead.

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