America and the Great War: Commemorating WWI [fr]

On the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the American entry into the Great War (April 6, 1917), and to commemorate the Centennial of World War I, the French World War I Centennial Commission and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy are pleased to announce the visit of two prominent French scholars, who will take part in a series of events next month.

”Conference Series: African Americans during WWI in France, a Continuing Legacy" with Dr. Pap Ndiaye and Dr. Philippe Gumplowicz from April 18-22, 2017.

  • April 18: Lectures at University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
  • April 19: University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
    In partnership with Alliance Française of Birmingham, UAB Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities & the University of Montevallo
  • April 20 & 21: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
    In partnership with the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and Hogdson School of Music
  • April 22: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
    In partnership with Alliance Française of Birmingham, UAB Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities & the University of Montevallo

PAP NDIAYE is a French historian specializing in the social history of North America with a focus on minorities and the discourse and practice of racial discrimination in France and America. Dr. Ndiaye is a Professor at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and a member of the Center for North American Studies. A specialist of the United States and a pioneer of “Black Studies” in French, he co-founded the Circle of Action for the Promotion of Diversity (CAPDIV) in France. His current work focuses on a global history of civil rights in the 20th century.

PHILIPPE GUMPLOWICZ is a French musicologist, jazz specialist and Dean of Humanities at the University of Paris Saclay (UPSAY). A specialist of musical nationalism, Gumplowicz leads international research networks such as “Music and Nation between the two world wars, Europe and the Americas”, and “Beethoven’s Fidelio. Transfers, circulations, appropriations, 1798 – 21st century”. Dr. Gumplowicz is currently working on a book about James Reese Europe, a Mobile native who introduced American ragtime music to French people: Jazz arrives in Europe: From Mobile to Paris, the Victory of African American Music.

More information about these events will be posted on our Facebook Page in the upcoming days.

Dernière modification : 28/03/2017

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