Dead Archives, Displaced Monuments: The 1962 Bureaucratic Ruptures Between Colonial France and Independent Algeria

Thursday, January 18, 2018
3:00 PM
Room 111, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS) building

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This presentation investigates issues of heritage, law, and bureaucratic continuity surrounding the massive transfer of archives and statues from France to Algeria in 1962 when Algeria became independent from France after 132 years of colonization.


Susan Slyomovics is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA. Her current research project is on French colonial monuments in post-independent Algeria.

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Information Studies