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Disrupted histories, recovered pasts

Disrupted histories, recovered pasts

Franco-British project in partnership with the Care for the Future program (Arts & Humanities Research Council - United Kingdom)

Disrupted histories, recovered pasts: A cross-disciplinary analysis and cross-case synthesis of oral histories and history in post-conflict and postcolonial contexts

Who counts in history? The researchers from “Disrupted histories, recovered pasts” combine fieldwork in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Namibia, Israel, Angola, and the United States with archival research in the collections of Cimade or of the High Commissioner of Refugees to recover past experiences that could have been masked by public discourse and by a historiography founded solely on written archives. This transdisciplinary effort (history, anthropology, ethnography) entails the collection and analysis of amateur and oral histories in conjunction with written records. In what manner do these histories, testimonies, and accounts differ from formal history? Which controversies do they create? What are the points of conflict? Which theoretical and methodological conclusions can one draw? The project dovetails with the works of Gayatri Spivak, which demonstrate how oral and amateur history can facilitate the rehabilitation of the subject and contribute to the recognition of heterogeneity where experiences of “perturbation” have eviscerated individuals, groups, and experiences of their own identity.

Responsables du projet

Michèle BAUSSANT , LESC

Sian SULLIVAN , Bath Spa University

Partenaires au sein du labex

  • Laboratory of Ethnology and Comparative Sociology (LESC) - UMR 7186
  • Institute for Social Sciences of Politics (ISP) - UMR 7220

Autres partenaires associés

Bath Spa University
https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/

Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB)
http://baslerafrika.ch/

South East Wales Regional Equality Council (SEWREC)
http://passes-present.eu/fr/www.sewrec.wales

University of East London, Library and Learning Services
https://www.uel.ac.uk/discover/library

Departmental Archives of Creuse, Guéret
http://archives.creuse.fr/

Municipal Archives of Boulogne-Billancourt (AMBB)

Durée du projet

30 months
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Aṣlak eh? From being a Jew in Egypt to Becoming a Jew from Egypt

Diasporas


ISBN:  2431-1472
URL / DOI:  DOI of the journal
Editeur:  Presses Universitaires du Midi

Résumé

This study examines Jews expelled from Egypt and currently settled in France. Its main focus is to understand the different links with Egypt and an Egyptian Jewish identity, taking into account the diversity of experiences and ties with the home country and their connection to memory. Three main themes are addressed: the question of heritage linked to that of memory, the Arabic language, and leaving Egypt. These issues are central to comprehending how the transition in status occurred from being ‘Egyptian Jews’ or ‘Jews in Egypt’ to that of ‘Jews from Egypt.’

TOUT A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Paul DUDMAN


Fonction:  Archivist
Institution:  University of East London


Participe au projet:  Disrupted histories, recovered pasts

Pascale BUGAT


Fonction:  Director of the Archives of the Creuse (French department)
Institution:  Archives départementales de la Creuse


Participe au projet:  Disrupted histories, recovered pasts

David PHILLIPS


Fonction:  Chief Executive Officer
Institution:  South East Wales Regional Equality Council (SEWREC)


Participe au projet:  Disrupted histories, recovered pasts

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Michèle BAUSSANT


Titre:  Researcher, CNRS
Institution:  LESC


Co-responsable du projet:  What is at play in the mediation of history? A local case-study. , Disrupted histories, recovered pasts


Email:  michele.baussant@cnrs.fr


Aṣlak eh ? De juif en Égypte à Juif d’Égypte


Editeur:  Presses Universitaires du Midi
ISBN:  2431-1472
URL / DOI:  DOI de la revue

Sian SULLIVAN


Titre:  Professor of Environment and Culture
Institution:  Bath Spa University


Co-responsable du projet:  Disrupted histories, recovered pasts