ESG to hold April 24 lecture on decolonization and the Algerian War

The European Studies Group will continue its spring 2015 lecture series on Friday, April 24 at 12:30 p.m. in 2520B University Capitol Centre with a lecture by Jennifer Sessions entitled, “Monumental Struggles for Decolonization: Colonial Statutes, Iconoclasm, and Preservation during the Algerian War.” A light luncheon will also be served.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Jennifer Sessions is an associate professor of history and director of the Crossing Borders Program at the University of Iowa. Her research interests center on the relationship between France and its overseas empire, and on the intersections of culture and politics. She teaches courses in the history of modern France, modern Europe, and European colonialism and is currently at work on two projects exploring settler practices of commemoration in colonial Algeria and the 1901 "Margueritte Revolt" and subsequent trial of the accused Algerian participants. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Luis Martin-Estudillo in advance at 319-335-2229.

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