Thursday, December 5, 6-8 p.m.
Columbia Maison Francaise
East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
Main campus entrance at Broadway and 116th st
Moderated by Emmanuelle Saada (French & History)
Natalie Zemon Davis is one of the most influential and versatile contemporary historians. A pathbreaking scholar of early modern European social and cultural history, she has also explored the Mediterranean world as seen by Leo Africanus and the culture of slavery in Suriname. Her books explore marginal subjects of history and the place of narrative and fictionality in historical research. Interdisciplinary and original, her work has inspired scholars across many fields as well as a feature film: The Return of Martin Guerre (1982).
In this roundtable discussion, Columbia University scholars explore key aspects of Natalie Zemon Davis's work as well as its impact on their own approach to their disciplines.
Elisheva Carlebach (History & Jewish Studies)
Matthew Jones (History)
Natasha Lightfoot (History)
Claudio Lomnitz (Anthroplogy & Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race)
Co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Franšaise and the Department of History
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