The Postwar Moment: Book panel discussion with Isser Woloch, Victoria de Grazia, Ira Katznelson, and Adam Tooze
A Talk by Dominique Kalifa: Vice, Crime, and Poverty: How the Western Imagination Invented the Underworld
On March 25th, The Royal Academy of Belgium elected Souleymane Bachir Diagne as an Associate member of its Class for Letters and Moral and Political Sciences. The official induction ceremony will take place on October 5, 2019 in Brussels at the Palais des Académies.
Shanny Peer, the Director of Columbia University’s Maison Française, has been made a member of the French Legion d'honneur. This award will be presented in September at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York City.
Look for Eliza Zingesser’s book publication, Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French, forthcoming with Cornell University Press.
Priscilla Parkhust Ferguson passed away on December 31, 2018. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College (1962), she received her PhD in French from Columbia in 1967. She taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1979 to 1989 and joined the Columbia faculty in 1989. She was professor of French and sociology from 1989 to 1997, and professor of sociology from 1998 until her retirement. She was the author of several books including Literary France: The Making of a Culture (1984), Paris as Revolution: Reading the 19th-century City (1994), Accounting for Taste: The triumph of French cuisine (2004), and Word of Mouth (2014).
On November 3, 2018, Emmanuelle Saada delivered the Edgar L. Newman Memorial Lecture at the Western Society for French History in Portland, Maine. She gave a talk entitled: “Without Distinction of … Sex. The Constitutional Politics of Race and Sex in Contemporary France.”