Afro-French Studies Colloquium brings French scholars to UGA April 20

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Afro-French Studies Colloquium brings French scholars to UGA April 20

The Willson Center will partner with the department of Romance languages, the French Embassy in the United States, and other entities to host an Afro-French Studies Colloquium at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20 in Room 137 of the Tate Center. The event is free and open to all.

The colloquium will feature talks by Pap Ndiaye, a historian at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris and founder of the Circle of Action for the Promotion of Diversity (CAPDIV), and Philippe Gumplowicz, a musicologist and Dean of Humanities at the University of Paris Saclay.

The event will begin with a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Gumplowicz, the author of Le Roman de jazz (1991 and 2000) and creator of documentaries for radio and television, is writing a book about James Reese Europe, a native of Mobile, Alabama who brought ragtime to France. He will give his talk, “From Harlem to Paris: Jazz Music Arrives in Europe,” at noon.

Ndaiye, author of La Condition noire: Essai sur une minorité française (2008), is at work on a global history of civil rights in the 20th century. He will speak on “The Minority Paradox: Blackness in France” at 1 p.m.

Please contact Rachel Gabara at rgabara@uga.edu to RSVP for lunch.

This event is sponsored by the Willson Center, the UGA department of Romance languages, the French Embassy in the United States, the Mission Centenaire 14/18, the Alliance Française, and the University of Montevallo Department of Modern Languages and Classics.

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