IN THE INDIAN OCEAN
July 5, 1:30 pm (Paris) - 5pm (Sri Lanka)
Conference on controversial histories and historiography in the Indian Ocean with French historian and activist Françoise Vergès and Professor of World History Sujit Sivasundaram.
Françoise Vergès is a political scientist, feminist decolonial activist, originally from Reunion Island. She has published in French and English on feminism, Frantz Fanon, Aimé Césaire, coloniality, colonial slavery, decolonization of museums. Publications in 2021: A Decolonial feminism, A feminist theory of violence, On colonial violence in the public space.
Sujit Sivasundaram is Professor of World History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow in History at Gonville and Caius College. His most recent book is 'Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire'. It won the prestigious British Academy Book Prize, given by Britain's national academy for research in the humanities and social sciences to a book that makes an outstanding contribution to global cultural understanding. 'Waves Across the South' has significant material on the engagement between French and British explorers, colonists, travellers and residents. It is also a reconsideration of what the age of revolutions, including the French Revolutions, means for the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Professor Sivasundaram has published widely on environmental history, cultural history, imperial history, the history of race and the history of islands and maritime societies in the global South.