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Program 2018-2019

  • 8 octobre 2018 : Miki Siguria (Hosei University Tokyo / Warwick Global History Centre) : Economies of Global Clothes. Slave Clothing in 18th century Dutch Cape Colony ». The seminar will take place in room 830 (Olympe de Gouge).

This lecture examines how slave clothing was created and circulated in the 18th century Cape Town. Being the transit of Indian the Atlantic Ocean’s traffics and being completely reliant on imports, Cape Colony formed the juncture of European and Asian textiles. Cape’s rich inventory and auction records expose the myriads of these exchanges. Dressing Slaves reflects this mix-cultured influx of goods as well as complicated colonial politics. Surprisingly, Dutch Cape colony was seemingly able to supply slave clothing cheaper than its successor British Cape Colony. The presentation attempts to solve this mystery by analysing value formations of textile and clothing and focusing on second-hand circulation.


Town Hall at Cape of Good Hope sketched by Johannes Rack, 1764

  • 28 September 2018 : Steve Sarson (Lyon 3) will present his book "Barack Obama : American Historian" with Pierre Gervais (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle). Political History Seminar. 14h, the presentation takes place in The University of Chicago in Paris , 6 rue Thomas Mann, 75013 Paris. Joint seminar with the Redehja research Group.

Program 2017-2018

  • 27 November 2017 : Alexandre Rios-Bordes (Paris Diderot, EILA-ICT), "Les savoirs de l’ombre : la surveillance militaire des populations étasuniennes (1917-1941)." 12h-14h, Bât. Olympe de Gouges, room 830.

  • 19 March 2018 : Lauric Henneton (Versailles Saint-Quentin), will present his book La Fin du rêve américain ? (Odile Jacob, 2017), 12h30-14h30, Bât. Olympe de Gouges, room 829.

  • 25 juin 2018 : Joint seminar with the Gender research group. Myriam Boussahba-Bravard (LARCA), on her recent publications in gender history : a volume edited with Rebecca Rogers, Women in International and Universal Exhibitions, 1878-1937 (Routledge, 2017), and the edited volume resulting from a collaboration between EHNE and Mnémosyne, L’Europe des femmes 18e-21e siècle (Perrin, 2017).
    • Myriam Boussahba-Bravard (LARCA), "Les femmes dans les expositions internationales. Le cas de Chicago, 1893." Discutant : Stéphanie Prévost (LARCA)
    • Joint seminar with the Gender research group. 17h00-19h00, ODG, room 830.

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