On the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the American entry into the Great War (April 6, 1917), and to commemorate the Centennial of World War I, the French World War I Centennial Commission and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy are pleased to announce the visit of two prominent French scholars, who will take part in a series of events next month.

”Conference Series: African Americans during WWI in France, a Continuing Legacy" with Dr. Pap Ndiaye and Dr. Philippe Gumplowicz from April 18-22, 2017.

  • - April 18: Lectures at University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

  • - April 19: University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
    In partnership with Alliance Française of Birmingham, UAB Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities & the University of Montevallo

  • - April 20 & 21: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
    In partnership with the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and Hogdson School of Music

  • - April 22: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
    In partnership with Alliance Française of Birmingham, UAB Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities & the University of Montevallo

PAP NDIAYE is a French historian specializing in the social history of North America with a focus on minorities and the discourse and practice of racial discrimination in France and America. Dr. Ndiaye is a Professor at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and a member of the Center for North American Studies. A specialist of the United States and a pioneer of “Black Studies” in French, he co-founded the Circle of Action for the Promotion of Diversity (CAPDIV) in France. His current work focuses on a global history of civil rights in the 20th century.

PHILIPPE GUMPLOWICZ is a French musicologist, jazz specialist and Dean of Humanities at the University of Paris Saclay (UPSAY). A specialist of musical nationalism, Gumplowicz leads international research networks such as “Music and Nation between the two world wars, Europe and the Americas”, and “Beethoven’s Fidelio. Transfers, circulations, appropriations, 1798 – 21st century”. Dr. Gumplowicz is currently working on a book about James Reese Europe, a Mobile native who introduced American ragtime music to French people: Jazz arrives in Europe: From Mobile to Paris, the Victory of African American Music.

More information to come on our Facebook page.


WHEN: April 18 to 22, 2017
WHERE: Various locations in Birmingham, AL & Athens, GA

Various locations (Bay Area) USA

African Americans during WWI in France, a Continuing Legacy

When
04/18/2017
Where
Various locations (Bay Area)
USA

On the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the American entry into the Great War (April 6, 1917), and to commemorate the Centennial of World War I, the French World War I Centennial Commission and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy are pleased to announce the visit of two prominent French scholars, who will take part in a series of events next month.

”Conference Series: African Americans during WWI in France, a Continuing Legacy" with Dr. Pap Ndiaye and Dr. Philippe Gumplowicz from April 18-22, 2017.

  • - April 18: Lectures at University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

  • - April 19: University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
    In partnership with Alliance Française of Birmingham, UAB Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities & the University of Montevallo

  • - April 20 & 21: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
    In partnership with the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and Hogdson School of Music

  • - April 22: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
    In partnership with Alliance Française of Birmingham, UAB Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities & the University of Montevallo

PAP NDIAYE is a French historian specializing in the social history of North America with a focus on minorities and the discourse and practice of racial discrimination in France and America. Dr. Ndiaye is a Professor at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and a member of the Center for North American Studies. A specialist of the United States and a pioneer of “Black Studies” in French, he co-founded the Circle of Action for the Promotion of Diversity (CAPDIV) in France. His current work focuses on a global history of civil rights in the 20th century.

PHILIPPE GUMPLOWICZ is a French musicologist, jazz specialist and Dean of Humanities at the University of Paris Saclay (UPSAY). A specialist of musical nationalism, Gumplowicz leads international research networks such as “Music and Nation between the two world wars, Europe and the Americas”, and “Beethoven’s Fidelio. Transfers, circulations, appropriations, 1798 – 21st century”. Dr. Gumplowicz is currently working on a book about James Reese Europe, a Mobile native who introduced American ragtime music to French people: Jazz arrives in Europe: From Mobile to Paris, the Victory of African American Music.

More information to come on our Facebook page.


WHEN: April 18 to 22, 2017
WHERE: Various locations in Birmingham, AL & Athens, GA

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