Algeria, France: How Memory Works?

Historical imagination as a category of practice

MONDAY 28 MAY         |        TUESDAY 29 MAY

Convenor: Andrea Brazzoduro (St Antony's, Oxford)

Monday, 28 May

European Studies Centre, St Antony's College

70 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HR​

 

1.15pm – 1.30pm

REGISTRATION

1.30pm – 1.40pm

OPENING REMARKS

1.40pm - 3.10pm

MULTIDIRECTIONAL MEMORIES 1

Chair: Natalya Vince (IHTP, Paris & Portsmouth)

Claire Eldridge (Leeds): Gendering Pied-Noir memories of the War of Independence

Emmanuel Blanchard (Versailles): On colonial legacies: An Algerian obsession in police practices and immigration policies (c. 19602010)

Daniel A. Gordon (Edge Hill): Sans Frontière and dissident memories of Algeria, 19791986

3.10pm – 3.30pm

coffee

3.30pm – 5.00pm

SITES/VECTORS OF MEMORY

Chair: James McDougall (Trinity, Oxford) 

Emmanuel Alcaraz (IRMC, Tunis): Uses of Frantz Fanon in Algeria from 1962 to nowadays

Dónal Hassett (Bristol): In search of hidden memories: Algerians and the First World War

Tamara Turner  (Max Planck, Berlin): The Algerian Bilāliyya ritual, dīwān, as an affective 'site' of memory

5.00pm – 5.15pm

Coffee


5.15pm – 6.30pm

KEYNOTE LECTURE – The colonial fracture in France from Papon to Macron

Robert Gildea (Worcester, Oxford)

Chair: Hartmut Mayer (Director Europaeum and St Antony's, Oxford)

Discussant: Ruth Harris (All Souls, Oxford)

6.30pm

Drinks reception

Garden of the Euopean Studies Centre

8.00pm

Dinner for invited speakers

Old Common Room, Balliol College

Tuesday, 29 May

Maison Française d'Oxford

2-10 Norham Rd, Oxford OX2 6SE

 

9.00am – 9.15am

coffee

9.15am – 10.45am  

THE VISUAL ECONOMY OF ALGERIA AND FRANCE 

Chair: Paul Betts (St Antony's, Oxford)

Joseph McGonagle (Manchester): France as palimpsest: Mapping Algeria in Leïla Sebbar's Mes Algéries en France (2004) , Journal de mes Algéries en France (2005) and Voyage en Algéries autour de ma chambre (2008)

Tramor Quemeneur (Paris): Comics and post-memories of the Algerian War: The case of the 'pieds noirs' 

Fanny Gillet-Ouhenia (Genève): On realism of the archives: Contemporary Algerian artists confronting history

10.45am – 11.00am

coffee

11.00am – 12.30pm

MULTIDIRECTIONAL MEMORIES 2 

Chair: Michael Willis (St Antony's, Oxford)

Karim Ouaras (CEMA, Oran): The battle of walls. Algiers, 19611962

Abderrahmane Moussaoui (LADEC, Lyon): The ever-present War of Liberation (in French)

Andrea Brazzoduro (St Antony's, Oxford): 'Révolution’ in the Aurès. Memories, belongings and imagined

communities of three Algerian generations, 19542018

12.30pm – 1.30pm

SPECIAL SESSION – Generation independence: The sovereignty of the skies (1967) & The long history of a short-lived statue (1970)

Natalya Vince (IHTP, Paris & Portsmouth)

Chair: Andrea Brazzoduro (St Antony's, Oxford)

1.30pm

LUNCH AND CLOSE

THIS IS A FREE EVENT OPEN TO ALL

To secure your place, please email: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk