Gendering French Colonial History. Madame Luce and her School for Muslim Girls in 19th-Century Algeria
Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.
Institute of French Studies Lecture
In this talk Rebecca Rogers draws from the material of her book about Madame Luce to offer new insights into the history of colonial Algeria. Luce’s life story reveals how girls’ education and female artisanal training were part of the French “civilizing mission” from the early years. Recovering this history raises issues about the gendering of historical memory.