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Conference programme available for The LABEX conference programme is now available for Transnational and Global Dimensions of Justice and Memory Processes in Europe and Latin America

The LABEX conference programme is now available for Transnational and Global Dimensions of Justice and Memory Processes in Europe and Latin America. The conference will be held in Paris on 8-9 June and is organised by the University of Paris Nanterre, the Institut des Sciences sociales du Politiques (CNRS) and the University of Exeter, within the framework of the AHRC funded project The Criminalization of Dictatorial Pasts in Europe an

Thomas Jefferson query

Query: Lewis and Clark brought back several gifts from Indian tribes. Some of these gifts entered TJ's collection at Monticello, and TJ describes these gifts in his own writings as diplomatic gifts. Of course, TJ received/accepted them while he was President. 

TJ also received a diplomatic gift (through the American consul in Russia: Levett Harris) from Emperor (Tsar) Alexander I. It was a bust of Alexander I. TJ also received and accepted this gift while President. 

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