SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

In search of the ‘French-Arab Thing’

Henry Laurens, Collège de France

Date: 8 February 2011Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 8 February 2011Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture

From the eighteenth century through to the present day, the multiplicity of French-Arab experiences, positive or negative, constituted what may be called, borrowing Jacques Berque's phrase, 'the French-Arab thing' ('la chose franco-arabe').  In his lecture Laurens will try to define the history of this 'thing' and consequently its nature and its future.

Organiser: London Middle East Institute

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