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Workshop: Beyond Françafrique: France outside of its traditional sphere of African influence (19th-20st centuries)

Workshop organised by the University of Portsmouth in cooperation with the Society for the Study of French History    University of Portsmouth, 22 February 2017 Park Building, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth PO1 2BZ Room 3.01          1.00 Welcome 1.10-2.40 Panel I. Beyond the French Empire Jakob Zollmann (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung) Witnesses to Competition or Participant Observers? French Missionaries in the Colonial Border Area of Angola and German Southwest Africa, ca. 1880 to 1919 Thomas Sharp (Oxford Brookes) [paper read by Tony Chafer] A Trans-Imperial Decolonization: France and Francophone Africans in British West Africa, 1952-1964 Alexandra Reza (University of Oxford) “Présence Africaine” and the struggle against colonialism in the Portuguese African colonies, 1953-1968 Discussant: Ed Naylor (University of Portsmouth) 2.40-3.00 Tea/Coffee Break 3.00-4.30 Panel II. Levers of influence Roel Van der Velde (University of Portsmouth) Procedures and practices of French arms trade to South Africa, 1955-1965 Melissa Byrnes (Southwestern University) Passing the Torch on the Civilizing Mission: French Hopes for the Portuguese Empire in the 1960s Frank Gerits (University of Amsterdam) French Cultural Diplomacy in the Ideological Scramble for Africa (1953-1963) Discussant: Andrew Smith (UCL, London) 4.30-4.40 Comfort break 4.45-6.10 Panel III. Enlarging the pré carré Anna Konieczna […]

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Workshop: Beyond Françafrique: France outside its traditional sphere of African influence

Beyond Françafrique: France outside of its traditional sphere of African influence (19th-21st centuries) Park Building, University of Portsmouth, 22 February 2017  Convenors: Dr Anna Konieczna (University of Paris-Est Créteil), Prof. Tony Chafer (University of Portsmouth) ITINERARY   1.00     Welcome Panel I. Outside of the French Empire 1.15-2.45  Discussant: Ed Naylor (University of Portsmouth)  Jakob ZOLLMANN (Dr, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung) Witnesses to Competition or Participant Observers? French Missionaries in the Colonial Border Area of Angola and German Southwest Africa, ca. 1880 to 1919 Thomas Sharp (Oxford Brookes), A Trans-Imperial Decolonization: France and Francophone Africans in British West Africa, 1952-1964  Alexandra Reza (University of Oxford), Présence Africaine and the struggle against colonialism in the Portuguese African colonies, 1953-1968  COFFEE BREAK 2.45-3.00 Panel II. Levers of influence 3.00-4.30  Discussant: Andrew Smith (UCL, London) Roel VAN DER VELDE (Univeristy of Portsmouth) Procedures and practices of French arms trade to South Africa, 1955-1965  Melissa K BYRNES (Associate Professor, Southwestern University) Passing the Torch on the Civilizing Mission: French Hopes for the Portuguese Empire in the 1960s –  Frank Gerits (University of Amsterdam), French Cultural Diplomacy in the Ideological Scramble for Africa (1953-1963)  COFFEE BREAK 4.30-4.45 Panel III. Enlarging the pré carré 4.45-6.15  Discussant: Prof. Tony Chafer  Anna KONIECZNA (Paris-Est Creteil), French foreign policy in the non-French speaking Africa under […]

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