We seek paper proposals for a series of panels at the 2023 meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society. The meeting will take place at the Université des Antilles, Martinique, from May 4-6, 2023.
We aim to organize three panels organized under the theme of “De-Centering France.” What does it mean to de-center France in our studies of empire? What does French colonial history look like, if we do not privilege the perspectives of the French metropole, administrators, and colonists? To what extent does this implicate studies of themes ranging from race, to gender, to migration, to slavery and other forms of labor? What can our scholarship look like, if we remove “France” as the center-point? We aim to incorporate a variety of places and times in each panel.
If you would like your paper to be considered, please e-mail the following information to email@example.com by November 10, at 11:59PM EST: a 100-200 word paper summary with the title of the paper, your name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), e-mail address, phone number, and a brief (one-page) C.V., all integrated into a single file, preferably in MS-Word.
Check out the latest issue of the FCHS newsletter for details on recent publications and the upcoming conference in MartiniqueFall 2022 FCHS Newsletter
The Call for Papers for the 47th annual FCHS conference is now available. Please circulate to all those who might be interested!
Check out the latest issue of the FCHS newsletter for details on recent publications, the upcoming conference in Charleston, and the creation of the Peabody Prize!
The Call for Papers for the 46th annual FCHS conference is now available. Please circulate to all those who might be interested!
The FCHS is pleased to announce that M’hamed Oualdo is the 2021 winner of the Heggoy Prize! You can read the book prize committee’s citation for A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa here.
The FCHS is pleased to announce that Laurie Woods is the 2021 winner of the Boucher Prize! You can read the book prize committee’s citation for Archipelago of Justice: Law in France’s Early Modern Empire here.
The recipient of the 2021 FCHS Article Prize is Lorelle Semley for “Beyond the Dark Side of the Port of the Moon: Rethinking the Role of Bordeaux’s Slave Trade Past,” Histoire sociale/Social History 53, no. 107 (mai/May 2020).
To read more about the article, and to see the honorable mentions, please visit our Awards & Prizes Page!