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The French Resistance in Transnational Perspective


Friday, February 24, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Institute of French Studies and the Elihu Rose Fund for Modern Military History

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.  Opening Remarks
Edward Berenson, New York University
Valerie Deacon, New York University
Herrick Chapman, New York University

10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Anglo-American Connections and the French Resistance
Charlotte Faucher, University of Warwick
Transnational Cultural Resistance:  Free France, the British Council, and the French Cultural Institute in London 
Valerie Deacon, New York University
The Transnational Nature of Escape, Evasion, and Humanitarian Resistance in France
Moderator:  Edward Berenson, New York University
Discussant:  Philip Nord, Princeton University
1:30 – 3:15 p.m. Resistance and the Empire
Eric Jennings, University of Toronto
The First Resistance:  French Equatorial Africa and Cameroon, 1940-1943
Martin Evans, University of Sussex
Colonial Consequences: The Complex Aftermaths of World War Two Resistance and the End of French Algeria, 1945-1962
Moderator:  Valerie Deacon, New York University
Discussant:  Frederick Cooper, New York University

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Navigating Boundaries Within and Beyond the Nation
Ludivine Broch, University of Westminster
Resistance and the Question of Race: Raising National and Transnational Concerns
Olivier Wiewiorka, École normale supérieure de Cachan
Has (Western) Resistance Been a European Phenomenon?
Moderator:  Stéphane Gerson, New York University
Discussant:  Herrick Chapman, New York University

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Concluding Remarks – Resistance Legacies for Our Era in Transnational Perspective
Moderators:  Valerie Deacon and Herrick Chapman
Discussants:  The Audience

In English.