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From Battlefields to Burkinis: Encounters in Franco-African history in Shrewsbury

From Battlefields to Burkinis:  Encounters in Franco-African history in Shrewsbury Delivered at the new University Centre in Shrewsbury Wednesday 17 May last, this public lecture took as its starting point recent events, including the Burkini affair, that have put France in the global spotlight. Prof. Claire Griffiths (Francophone and Area Studies, University of Chester, c.griffiths@chester.ac.uk) invited the audience to take a journey back through four centuries of French history in Africa to explore some of the roots of cultural and political debates that today help define France’s role in the world. The Shrewsbury audience, ranging from sixth formers to local retired professoriate, showed a strong interest and engagement in the topics presented on the theme of Francophone African politics in historical perspective. The talk concluded with almost an hour of discussion around the outcome of the presidential election, including M. Macron’s visit to Mali, as was revealed through Macron twitterfeed on the day. The venue: Rowley’s House, Barker Street, in Shrewsbury.  

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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme: Apply now for projects on Francophone Africa/French relations with Africa

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme (2017 round): call for expressions of interest in projects on Francophone Africa/French relations with Africa     The Francophone Africa research cluster at the University of Portsmouth’s Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral candidates who wish to apply to the 2017 round of the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme through our institution. Full details of the scheme can be found here:  https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships. The University of Portsmouth’s Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) is a leading centre for the interdisciplinary study of Francophone Africa and Franco-African relations in an international context. We are particularly interested in supporting applications which engage with the following themes: Reassessing the legacies of French colonialism in terms of its impacts in former French colonies and in metropolitan France Studying the changing relations between France and the Francophone world in the context of increasing globalisation of the world economy and culture. Our research environment is dynamic and supportive, with a strong emphasis placed on mentoring and the career development of early career researchers. In the first instance, applicants are invited to submit an expression of interest to Professor Tony Chafer tony.chafer@port.ac.uk and Dr Natalya Vince natalya.vince@port.ac.uk […]

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