Blacks of France: New Dimensions in History and Historiography of an African Diaspora

Organisation :
 
Audrey Célestine, Université de Lille 3
Sylvain Pattieu, Université de Paris 8
Emmanuelle Sibeud, Université de Paris 8
Tyler Stovall, University of California, Berkeley
 
 
Conference Program
 
 
Thursday, March 20
 
Race and citizenship in the French Empire : boundaries, spaces of negotiation and openness
 
Session 1 9-11 AM
 
PEABODY, Sue, Washington State University, Vancouver
“Furcy and France’s Free Soil Policy in the Nineteenth Century,”
 
GENESTE, Elsa, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
“Égalité politique versus égalité culturelle ? Histoire de la « question noire » dans la France impériale et les États-Unis (1912-1926)”
 
SIBEUD, Emmanuelle, Université de Paris 8
“La citoyenneté perdue et recouvrée des Saint-Mariens (1907–années 1950), une cause impériale ?”
 
COMMENT: Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, California State University, San Marcos
 
Session 2 11-12:30 PM
 
ZIMMERMAN, Sarah, Western Washington University, 
“Domesticating African Soldiers : Mesdames Tirailleurs and Villages Negres on Moroccan Campaign, 1908-1918”
 
GINIO, Ruth, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
"A Very Special Element": Demobilized Soldiers Returning from France after World War II and their Perceptions of Colonial and Racial Relations in French West Africa.”
 
COMMENT: Alice Conklin, The Ohio State University
 
LUNCH: 12:30-2 PM
 
PM
 
Race, black diaspora and institutions : nation, family, gender.
 
Session 1 2-3:30
 
STOVALL, Tyler, University of California, Berkeley
“Solidarity or Cultural Imperialism?  African Americans and the Making of Black France.”
 
BECHACQ, Dimitri, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
“Expériences haïtiennes en France et registre racial : entre assignation identitaire et recomposition des appartenances.”
 
COMMENT: Waldo Martin, UC-Berkeley
 
Session 2 3:30-5
 
MITCHELL, Robin, DePaul University
“Shaking the Foundations of France: 
The Influence of Black Women in the Production of Frenchness”
 
BOITTIN, Jennifer, Pennsylvania State University
“Urban Women:  Diaspora, Race and Sex in Early Twentieth Century Paris and Rufisque”
 
COMMENT: Ula Taylor, UC-Berkeley
 
Break 5-5:30
 
Keynote Address 5:30-6:30
 
BOULLE, Pierre, McGill University
"Black family experiences in France (18th-19th centuries): Some case studies."
 
COMMENT: Carla Hesse, UC-Berkeley
 
Date/Time: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 9:00am
Location: 
242 and 250 Sutardja Dai Hall