Past Event

Colonizations: Our History

April 12, 2024
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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East Gallery, Maison Française, Buell Hall

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.  

Mamadou Diouf, Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and Director of Columbia University's Institute for African Studies.

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. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Francaise, Alliance Program, Department of History, and The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.