Lectures

Conferences and lectures are inspired by seminars of MA HILI. They offer the opportunity to engage with various perspectives and approaches that link history and literature. These conferences and lectures are bilingual.
Below are examples of lectures HILI organized in 2016-2017 in partnership with Columbia Global Center .

Revisiting the Legacy of the Enlightenment

Revisiting the Legacy of the Enlightenment
Revisiting the Legacy of the Enlightenment

I. Separation of Church and State

Mardi 28 mars, 19h

"Moses Mendelsohn and Thomas Jefferson: Two Views on Church and State"
Michael Stanislawski
, Columbia University, Nathan J. Miller Professor of History, specializes in Jewish, European intellectual and Russian history.

"Entre religion et régénération. L'abbé Grégoire en Révolution"
Jean-Luc Chappey, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, "Maître de conférences" in modern history

Soirée animée par Pierre Birnbaum, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Professor emeritus in political sociology

II. Islam and Enlightenment

Mardi 25 avril 2017, 19h

"An introduction to the Muslim Enlightenment in the Russian Empire: Ismail Bey Gaspirali"
Michael Stanislawski
, Columbia University, Nathan J. Miller Professor of Jewish History, specializes in Jewish, European intellectual and Russian history.

"Le prophète et l'ambassadeur : Mahomet deVoltaire, l'Islam et le droit des gens"
Rahul Markovits
, École normale supérieure, "Maître de conférences" in Modern History

Evening directed by Jean-Luc Chappey, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, "Maître de conférences" in Modern History; Vice-Président en charge des personnels, du dialogue social et de la précarité

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Meeting with Todd Shepard and Abdellah Taïa

Meeting with Todd Shepard and Abdellah Taïa
Meeting with Todd Shepard and Abdellah Taïa

Wednesday, March 1st, 19h15
Reid Hall, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006

Meeting-debate with Todd Shepard, professor at John Hopkins University and writer Abdellah Taïa concerning their recently published books: Mâle décolonisation. L’« homme arabe » et la France, de l'indépendance algérienne à la révolution iranienne (Éditions Payot & Rivages, 2017) and Celui qui est digne d’être aimé (Le Seuil, 2017).

With the participation of:
Mathieu Magnaudeix, journalist at Médiapart
Christelle Taraud, Columbia University Programs in Paris
Meeting organized by Jean-Philippe Dedieu, historian, sociologist, and teacher at Columbia MA in History and Literature.

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Legacies of Slavery, Black Struggle, and White Supremacy

Legacies of Slavery, Black Struggle, and White Supremacy
Legacies of Slavery, Black Struggle, and White Supremacy

Photo: Nicola Lo Calzo, photographer, L'Agence à Paris

Monday, January 16th, 19h
Columbia Global Centers, Paris
4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris

Mobilisations caribéennes: La fabrique politique des identités en France et aux Etats-Unis.
Audrey Célestine, "maître de conférences," Université Lille 3

Etat d'urgence: Sur la nécessité d'anaIyser la suprématie bIanche dans le contexte français
Crystal M. Fleming, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Africana Studies, SUNY at Stony Brook

Le projet Cham: Mémoires de l'esclavage colonial et pratiques d'émancipation
Nicola Lo Calzo, photographer

Panel organised by Jean-Philippe Dedieu, historian and sociologist, professor at Columbia MA in History and Literature.

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Mis/Representing French Suburbia 

Mis/Representing French Suburbia 
Mis/Representing French Suburbia 

Tuesday, December 13th, 18h

Suburbia
Arnau Bach, photographer, VII Photo Agency

Contre le mépris, en appeler au juge ?
Gwénaële Calvès, professor of Public Law, Université de Clergy-Pontoise

Comment raconter les opprimés ?
Bella Fofana, journalist, Libération

Panel organised by Jean-Philippe Dedieu, historian and sociologist, professor at Columbia MA in History and Literature

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Writing Race: Black Expatriates in France

Writing Race: Black Expatriates in France
Writing Race: Black Expatriates in France

Tuesday, October 4, 19h
Reid Hall, Grande Salle
4 rue de Chevreuse  75006

Marcellus Blount, Columbia Professor of English and Comparative Literature, will moderate a panel on black expatriate writers featuring American University Professors of Comparative Literature and English, Alice Craven and William Dow.

Robert O’Meally, Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Columbia University, will begin the evening by speaking about “The Color Line” exhibit at le Musée Quai Branly and his collaboration with its curator, Daniel Soutif.

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