Isabelle Eberhardt and North Africa: a Carnivalesque Mirage was published in November 2014 by Lexington Books (an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield). The book discusses Eberhardt's evolution in the Maghreb, with a focus on on her positioning in the French/Algerian conflict and her vision of gender identity. It departs from the existing literature on Eberhardt first in that it is the first full-length book to analyze her writings (that is, which is not simply a biography) and, second, because it departs from the myth of Eberhardt as anti-colonial and iconoclast figure.
Welcome to H-French-Colonial, the international scholarly online network on French colonial history and cultural studies, as well as examining links between metropolitan France and its colonies (past and present). H-French-Colonial encourages discussions of research interests, teaching methods, and historiography.
Due: August 1, 2015
REMOTE: Designing with Outlying Societies prompts us to investigate the ethical and ideological assumptions of contemporary humanitarian architecture in the contexts of isolated peoples.
What does it mean to intervene?
Greetings, H-French-Colonial readers! I am Dr. Erica Johnson, and I am a new editor for this discussion network. I am an assistant professor of history at Gordon State College, a four-year liberal arts institution in Georgia. My area of expertise is French Latin American colonial history, with research on Saint-Domingue and French Guiana. More broadly, I am also interested in the greater French Atlantic world and French empire. You can learn more about me by viewing my profile.
I hope you won't mind my sharing with you news of the publication of my book FROM EMPIRES TO NGOS IN THE WEST AFRICAN SAHEL: THE ROAD TO NONGOVERNMENTALITY (Cambridge, 2015).
I am delighted to announce the publication of this timely and exciting edited collection:
FRANCE SINCE THE 1970s: HISTORY, POLITICS AND MEMORY IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY ed. Emile Chabal
Bloomsbury Academic (UK and US), 288 pp.