CFP: “De-Centering France” at 2023 FCHS Meeting

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 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.

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