ASMCF North West Postgraduate Workshop: “Divisions”, Wednesday 10th June 2015

ASMCF North West Postgraduate Workshop: “Divisions”

University of Liverpool

Wednesday 10th June 2015

The fifth annual ASMCF North West PG workshop will be held this year at the University of Liverpool. The programme is available below, and includes presentations from PG research students working in the North West and beyond, and a keynote entitled Barthes-Charlie-Voltaire, given by Dr Andy Stafford of the University of Leeds.

Registration for this event is free, and includes refreshments and lunch. All are welcome to attend, but places are limited and advance registration is essential. Please contact Will Amos ( and Hugh Hiscock ( by Wednesday 3rd June to register.


Coffee and welcome


Mason Norton: History in France Today – Discipline ou Divertissement?


Hugh Hiscock: « L’Algérie, c’était notre paradis à nous » – Place, Locality and Contested Sites of Memory in Contemporary France




Will Amos: The Battle for Naming Rights – Occitan, Corsican, and French on the Street Signs of Southern France


Sophie Handler: The Cultural Otherworldliness of Proust’s ‘Magic Lantern’ – Orientalism and Difference




Beatrice Ivey: ‘Je suis Charlie’ and the Performative Politics of Mourning


Andy Stafford: Barthes-Charlie-Voltaire



At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World

At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World

Kellogg College, Oxford, OX2 6PN

Tuesday 16th June, 2015

3.00 pm – 7.00 pm

A series of papers and discussion exploring new research in the field of memory studies, and its relevance to understanding the legacies of slavery and colonialism in the Francophone Caribbean and beyond

3.00 pm   Representing the Slave Past: the limits of museographical and patrimonial discourses

Professor Christine Chivallon, Sciences Po Bordeaux

3.30 pm The Art of Reconciliation: the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

Dr Nicola Frith, University of Edinburgh

4.30 pm  Tea/coffee

5.00 pm Haiti and the Memorial Discourses of Slavery after 1804

Dr Kate Hodgson, University of Liverpool

5.30 pm ‘This island is not an island’: locating Gorée

Professor Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool

6.30pm Reception and book launch, At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World, edited by Nicola Frith and Kate Hodgson, University of Liverpool Press

Registration is free. For further information, to book a place at the seminar and for dinner at a local restaurant, please contact David Howard ( by Friday 12th June, 2015

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