Publication Date

April 1, 2003

Perspectives Section


The French Colonial Historical Society (FCHS) is now accepting proposals for its 2004 Annual Meeting to be held May 5–8, 2004, at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

The Program Committee chairs-Sylvie Dépatie and Michael G. Vann-encourage scholars to submit either individual papers or full panels on any and all aspects of French Colonial History. There is a special interest in papers and/or panels that investigate the following:

The formation of identities and the construction of culture in the colonial world; perceptions of colonials by metropolitan French; the role of race in the colonial encounter and the postcolonial context; the tension between France's republican ideals and the authoritarian nature of the empire; religious practice and belief in the colonial world; the history of anticolonial movements within the French empire; strategies or models for integrating colonial history into the fabric of French national history.

Abstracts of 100 to 200 hundred words should be sent, in the case of papers dealing with the pre-1831 empire, to Sylvie Dépatie ( or, in the case of post-1831 period, to Michael G. Vann (

Please mark proposed papers and panels as either "Pre-1831, Attn: Dépatie" or "Post-1831, Attn: Vann." Papers and panels that discuss both the "old" and "new" empires should be marked as such. The deadline for proposals is September 15, 2003.

The conference hotel will be the Rosslyn Holiday Inn at Key Bridge. Further information about this conference and the French Colonial History Society may be found at

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Attribution must provide author name, article title, Perspectives on History, date of publication, and a link to this page. This license applies only to the article, not to text or images used here by permission.