When was the post-war, when was the post-colonial? The University of Algiers, 1963
Dr Natalya Vince, Reader in French and North African Studies, University of Portsmouth
Lecture Theatre 2, 11 Woodland Road
The Department of French is delighted to welcome one of the rising stars in the field of Francophone and North African Studies. Natayla Vince's oral history of female veterans of the Algerian Revolution, published as Our fighting sisters: Nation, memory and gender in Algeria, 1954–2012, (Manchester University Press, 2015), transformed understandings of the role women played both in the national liberation struggle and in the construction of the post-colonial state. Now, working closely with scholars in Algeria, she is turning her attention to broader issue of post-colonial nation building. This talk will focus on the efforts to reinvent the University of Algiers in the early years of independence.
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