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Colonizations: Our History

General Programming

dateApril 12, 2024 timeFriday, 3:00pm EDT location Buell Hall, East Gallery (Maison Française), Columbia University
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Alliance Program
  • Department of History
  • Columbia Maison Française
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collage of map and faces

Colonisations: Notre histoire offers a sweeping view of 500 years of French colonial history, with articles contributed by more than 250 researchers from across the world. This collective project reflects the many changes in the historical understanding of colonization in the past 30 years. It underlines the diversity and complexity of colonial situations in Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, and inscribes French colonial history within French history and the history of the world. Edited under the direction of Pierre Singaravélou, Colonisations: Notre histoire was released in Fall 2023 by Le Seuil.

Panelists include the following contributors to this book:

Pierre Singaravélou, French Global historian who is a British Academy Global Professor of History at King’s College London. He is also full Professor of Modern History at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and director of the Center for Asian History at the Sorbonne

Youssef Ben Ismail, Mellon Teaching Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University

Madina Thiam, Assistant Professor of History at NYU

Audrey Celestine, Associate Professor of History at NYU

Gregory Mann, Professor of History at Columbia

Guillaume Calafat, Assistant Professor of History at Panthéon Sorbonne

Emmanuelle Saada, Professor of History and French and Chair of the Department of French at Columbia