France and its Global Histories: State of the Field

France and its Global Histories: State of the Field ~ Programme

A two-day workshop generously supported by the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni and the School of History, University of St Andrews

Wednesday 27 August 2014

9-9.30           Introduction: Stephen Tyre (St Andrews) and Sarah Easterby-Smith (St Andrews)

9.30-11        Migration, Hierarchy, Difference

Chair: Stephen Tyre (St Andrews)

Simon Jackson (Birmingham), ‘Global Recruits for Imperial Warfare: the Legion of the Orient and the French Mandate in Syria, 1915-1924’

Michael Kozakowski (Chicago / European University Institute), ‘Re-thinking France through the Mediterranean: Moving Beyond Bilateral and (Post)-Colonial Paradigms of Migration’

Andrew WM Smith (University College London), ‘A Global Stage for the Ballets Africains: Imagining Nations in the Late Colonial State’

11-11.30     Coffee

11.30-1pm Local, National, Global, Universal

Chair: Akhila Yechury (St Andrews)

Jim Livesey (Dundee), ‘Global History and the Provinces’

Tyler Stovall (Berkeley), ‘Universal Nation: A Transnational History of Modern France’

Manuel Covo (Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre-La Défense), ‘The Global Historiography of the French-Haitian Revolution’

1-2.30pm    Lunch

2.30-3.45    Ideas, Movement, Reception

Chair: Jordan Girardin (St Andrews)

Friedemann Pestel (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg), ‘“Un gentilhomme est à un routier ce qu’un blanc est à un noir”. Postcolonial Ambivalences of Race and Class in the Historiographies of Independent Haiti and Restoration France (1814-1830)’

Carolyn J. Eichner (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), ‘France, Gender, and the Global Redefinition of Empire’

3.45-4.15    Tea

4.15-5.45    States, Scales, Knowledge

Chair: Sarah Easterby-Smith (St Andrews)

Junko Thérèse Takeda (Maxwell School, Syracuse), ‘A Local Perspective on the Global: Marseille’s Silk Industry and the Compagnie de la Méditerranée

Aro Velmet (New York University), ‘Global or Colonial Science? Plague and Pastorians in French Africa and South-East Asia, 1890-1920’

José Beltrán (European University Institute), ‘“Par les ordres du Roy”: Travelling Naturalists and the State Patronage of Sciences in Louis XIV’s France’

Thursday 28 August 2014

10-11.30     Networks, Collaborations, Continuities

Chair: Simon Jackson (Birmingham)

Emile Chabal (Edinburgh), ‘Postcolonialism in France: a Debate about the Nation?’

Anne-Isabelle Richard (Leiden), ‘The Limits of Solidarity: Europeanism, Anti-Colonialism and Socialism at the Congress of the Peoples in Puteaux, 1948’

Joanna Warson (Portsmouth), ‘France in Anglophone Africa: A Global Approach to the Study of France and its African Empire during Decolonisation’

11.30-12     Coffee

12-1.30        Roundtable: Tyler Stovall, Jim Livesey, Carolyn Eichner, Emile Chabal

NEW PUBLICATION

We are delighted to announce the publication of the next book in St Andrews Studies in French History and Culture series:
Thomas A. Donlan, The Reform of Zeal: François de Sales and Militant French Catholicism

Contact

Contact us by writing to the co-directors, Dr. Sarah Easterby-Smith and Justine Firnhaber-Baker at:
Email: cffhc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Post: Centre for French History and Culture,
School of History
University of St Andrews
St Katharine’s Lodge
The Scores
St Andrews
Fife, KY16 9BA

Tel.:
+44 (0)1334 462906