Two of Trinity’s Fellows in History are co-convenors of the Oxford Algeria Conference which takes place from 10 to 12 May.
Andrea Brazzoduro, Junior Research Fellow in History and a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Faculty of History, and James McDougall, Laithwaite Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, are convening the conference, with Natalya Vince of the University of Portsmouth, which is titled The Algerian War of Independence: Global and Local Histories, 1954-62, and Beyond.
The conference will mark a major shift in the historiography of the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62), accounts of which have largely remained confined within, and constrained by, the boundaries of the French and Algerian nation-states and the conflicting narratives of each. Recent work by Anglophone (especially American) scholars has broadened the field by offering international histories of the war, but such work has moved even further away from engaging with the realities of the conflict as it actually unfolded ‘on the ground’ within Algeria and within the Algerian emigrant community in France.
Andrea Brazzoduro has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme grant and the History Faculty’s Sunderson grant for the three-day event.