Archive | October, 2014

Podcast of an interview with Prof. Tony Chafer

In this podcast, Prof. Tony Chafer talks to Jonathan Noy (King’s College London) about convergence and cooperation in Franco-British relations in Africa, and the challenges and opportunities of doing policy-relevant academic research. Tony and Jonathan also discuss the state of the archives in Francophone Africa and funding opportunities for researchers working on France and Africa. video placeholder                         We would like to thank Jonathan Noy and the Department of War Studies at King’s College London for kindly granting us permission to share this podcast on our website.    

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A Story of Revolutions

Between 20 October and 26 November 2014, the University of Portsmouth’s SPACE gallery will host ‘A Story of Revolutions’, an exhibition by Patrick Altes. Patrick Altes, a French artist born in Algeria, explores diaspora and identity in a body of work responding to a Leverhulme residency within the University of Portsmouth’s School of Languages and Area Studies, working with Dr. Natalya Vince. Themes include post colonialism, political manipulation and the dichotomy between oppressors and the oppressed.  The exhibition has already toured in Ireland, the UK and in Algeria – where Patrick was selected to participate in the Third Oran Biennale of Mediterranean Contemporary Art – and we are delighted to welcome the works ‘home’ to where it all began. The exhibition is open on weekdays 9am-5pm and admission is free. You are warmly invited to a ‘Meet the Artist’ event on Friday 14 November, 4-7pm at SPACE (Eldon Building West, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ) as well as a public talk given by Patrick on Tuesday 28 October at 4pm in Eldon North 0.20. This exhibition is included in a series of events organised by the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries and the Faculty of Humanities and Social […]

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