Title of the Round Table:
The Forgotten of Postcolonial Memories: The Case of the hmong
March 17, 2016 | 6:30 PM
Le Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration (The Museum of the History of Immigration), at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, France
Le Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration (The Museum of the History of Immigration), and the Collège d’Études Mondiales (the Institute for Global Studies), Paris, France
Benjamin Stora, Historian and Professor at the University of Paris 13; President, Palais de la Porte Dorée, Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration; his research focuses on the contemporary history of North Africa, anti-colonial wars, and the history of North African immigration in Europe. He is the author of the documentary Les années algériennes (The Algerian Years), 1991. His most recent publication is “Mémoires dangereuses: De l’Algérie coloniale à la France d’aujourd’hui” (Dangerous Memories: From Colonial Algeria to Today’s France), co-authored with Alexis Jenni. Served as historical consultant for various feature films and documentaries, including Oscar-winning film Indochine (1992), by Régis Wargnier.
Françoise Vergès, Director, political scientist and researcher, “Global South(s)” Research Program, at the Collège d’Études Mondiales (Institude for Global Studies), FMSH, Paris. She published numerous studies in English and French on memories of colonial slavery, the postcolonial condition, Frantz Fanon, Aimé Césaire, the French empire, the postcolonial museum, and processes of creolization. She served as consultant for various documentaries. As an independent curator, she organized in 2013 “L’esclave au Louvre : une humanité invisible” (The Slave in the Louvre: an Invisible Humanity) at the Louvre Museum (Paris), among many others.