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.
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.
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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.
H-French-Colonial members may be interested in my review, published in the new issue of H-France's Fiction and Film for French Historians, of Evelyne Trouillot's novel The Infamous Rosalie, which is set in Saint-Domingue in the 1750s. The review is titled "If This is a Woman: Evelyne Trouillot’s The Infamous Rosalie and the Lost Stories of New-World Slavery." Trouillot's novel was originally published in French in Paris and Port-au-Prince but is now available in an English translation (Nebraska, 2013).
Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies
In association with Liverpool University Press
Postcolonial Mobilities in the Francophone World
Friday 13 & Saturday 14 November 2015
Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London,
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Confirmed keynote speakers: Mireille Rosello and Kate Averis