H-France Salon

Chief Editor
Gülru Çakmak, University of Massachusetts Amherst (gcakmak@umass.edu)

Associate Editors
Christine Adams, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Kate Griffiths, Cardiff University
Rebecca Scales, Rochester Institute of Technology

Originating in 2009, H-France Salon is a multimedia journal of French Studies in its broadest sense, encompassing history, literature, cinema, art history, theory, and culture. Salons have included debates and collective reassessments of critical, methodological, and professional issues in our fields, tributes to influential individuals, recordings of conference presentations, webinars, and innovative blog projects. We welcome proposals that build on these initiatives or take us in new directions. Please contact us with ideas. (gcakmak@umass.edu)

Volume 16, Issue 1

“Mapping and Place Making in the French Empire”
Edited by:
Angie Epifano, Yale University

Mapping and Place Making in the French Empire” is a thematic volume that examines the role of place-making in the French Empire. Building from the geographic turn in recent scholarship, authors in this volume consider the ways that mapping and spatial constructions affected French imperial and colonial projects. This volume brings together scholars from across time periods and geographies in order to illuminate points of convergence and departure within the French Empire. The authors grapple with the long-lasting effects of colonial and imperial logics both on indigenous communities and perceptions held by those in the metropole. The authors also consider moments of rejection of and resistance to imperial-colonial structures by indigenous actors, pointing to moments for scholarly innovation

  1.  “Introduction: Mapping and Place Making in the French Empire,”
    Angie Epifano, Yale University
  2. “Adding Relief to Maps: French and Indigenous Cartography at the Arkansas Post,”
    Tessa Evans, Germanna Community College
  3. “Lands in Translation: Reconfiguring Space and Ownership on a Phosphate Plateau,”
    William Matt Cavert, University of Hawai’i West O’ahu
  4. “Beyond Belonging: Rethinking Domestic Space in Imperial Histories,”
    Gregory Valdespino
  5. “A road trip through the colonial culture of “Wider France.” Revisiting “The Black Journey” (1924-1925) beyond our colonial amnesia,”
    Vincent Clement, University of New Caledonia

(View volume 16, issue 1)

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