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UPDATES: International Colloquia ‘Saint Louis, Senegal, and New Orleans’

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“Saint-Louis, Senegal, and New Orleans: The Comparative and Linked History of Two Port Cities on Each Side of the Atlantic from the 17th to the 21st Centuries, “June 4-7, 2012, Université Gaston de Berger, Saint-Louis du Sénégal

This summer, I will be presenting at the first of a two-part colloquia comparing and connecting the history of Saint-Louis du Sénégal and New Orleans.  My paper, “Femmes, soldats et esclaves : La traversée du monde atlantique français par des femmes de couleur libres ” ; “Wives, Soldiers and Slaves: Free Women of Color Cross the French Atlantic World” is paired with a paper by the amazing Jean Hébrard (UMich/EHESS) on the marchandes of eighteenth-century Saint-Domingue.

The second session will be held April 23-25 in New Orleans and will coincide with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.  Amazing research, great colleagues, delicious food, and a music festival?  I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Stay tuned for more details.