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ASSOCIATION FRANÇAISE D’ÉTUDES AMÉRICAINES

The French Association of American Studies aims to bring together teachers and researchers in our area of expertise in order to promote exchanges in research, encourage teaching initiatives, and ensure the influence of French Americanists in this field.

L’Association française d’Etudes Américaines a pour vocation de rassembler les enseignants-chercheurs en études nord-américaines afin de favoriser leurs échanges en matière de recherche et d’enseignement ainsi que d’assurer le rayonnement de la recherche américaniste française.


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Promontory, Utah 1869

Andrew J. Russell's photograph entitled "East and West Shaking Hands at Laying of Last Rail." commemorates the driving of the last spike that joined the Transcontinental railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869

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Sitting Bull and family 1881 at Fort Randall.

Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota leader who became a symbol and archetype of Native American resistance movements. He had also taken part in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show that influenced numerous portrayals of the Wild West in cinema and literature.

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The Wild West

Popular attention focused on the Western United States from the 1850s to the 1910s, overplaying the romance, anarchy, and chaotic violence of the period. The American frontier contributed to expanding white settlers and displacing and decimating Native American populations.

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PNC Park, Pittsburgh

Opened in spring 2001, this ballpark is an intimate, classic-style baseball field that is home to the Pittsburgh Pirates, in the American Rust Belt

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Rosa Parks

On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to vacate a seat in favor of a white passenger. The case resulted in a November 1956 decision that bus segregation is unconstitutional.

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Lake Louise, Alberta (Canada)

Lake Louise (named Lake of the Little Fishes by the Stoney Nakota First Nations people) is a glacial lake within Banff National Park. It is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. It's turquoise water is a popular tourist attraction.

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New York City

Aerial shot of New York City, the Hudson river and a large part of the New Jersey coastline. Numerous waterways and parks are enmeshed in the most densely populated area in the United States.

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Los Angeles

Situated on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains, the sign is 45 ft-tall and 350 feet long. Originally created in 1923 to advertise a local real estate development, it has become a cultural landmark and a symbol of the US movie industry.

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Muhammad Ali

Born Cassius Clay. Ali antagonized the white establishment in 1966 by refusing to be drafted into the U.S. military during the Vietnam War citing religious reasons. "War is against the teachings of the Qur'an." Ali added: "Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go ten thousand miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?"

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Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

The Lincoln Memorial, designed by Henry Bacon with a statue by Daniel Chester French, commemorates the 16th President of the United States. It is situated on the National Mall across from the Washington Monument. It was dedicated in 1922 and features inscriptions of the Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural address. The memorial is open to the public 24/7.

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U.S.-Mexico border

The border (Spanish: frontera) extends from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Gulf of Mexico in the east. It is the most frequently crossed border in the world, with approximately 350 million documented crossings annually. It is 3,145 km (1,954 mi) long.

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Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Completed in 1941 under the direction of Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln, the sculpture's roughly 60-ft.-high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln

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Congrès 2021: La post-Amérique

Université de Lille, 25-28 mai 2021.

Responsables scientifiques :
Michel Feith (Université de Nantes), Delphine Letort (Université du Mans) et Marie-Christine Michaud (Université Bretagne Sud, Lorient).

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Great collection of papers on
'Disrupted Labour and markets'
learning about geographical & gender inequalities, natural hair-braiding business in NY, gentrification of Brick Lane and agrifood territories
from @NicholasSowels @kalilou_barry Marie-Pierre Vincent and @clemence_nasr

C'est la semaine prochaine !

'Fragmented Powers:
Confrontation and Cooperation in the English-speaking World'

les 23-25 juin 2022 à la maison de la recherche @USN_Recherche 4 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris @Sorbonne_Nvelle

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Jeudis du GED : Sociétés, colonisation et esclavage aux Amériques, XVI-XVIIIe sièclesAutour d'Une histoire sociale du Nouveau Monde, dirigé par Cécile Vidal (Editions de l'EHESS, 2021)Avec Cécile Vidal, François-Joseph Ruggiu, Jean-Yves Grenier et Sylvie SteinbergJeudi 12 mai, de 18h à 19h30Auditorium, Espace Françoise Héritier, Grand Equipement Documentaire, 10 cours des humanités, Aubervilliers ... See MoreSee Less
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JE - Personnel et représentation politiques : travailler sur les élu·e·s dans une perspective franco-américaine"Jeudi 31 mars & vendredi 1er avrilUniversité d'Avignon (salle 2E07, campus Hannah Arendt).Ces JE sont coorganisées par Noémie Févrat et Hugo Bouvard, et bénéficient du soutien du laboratoire LBNC et de celui de l'Université d'AvignonVous pouvez y assister en distanciel (exceptée la matinée du 1er avril, qui sera uniquement en présentiel). ... See MoreSee Less
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Séminaire - "Du socialisme en Amérique"Prochaine séance le4 avril de 10h à 12hPresse et socialisme aux États-Unis, hier et aujourd’hui. The Appeal to Reason (1895-1922) et Jacobin Magazine (2010-) Marie Plassart (Université de Lyon) : “Comment construire une communauté de pensée et d’action socialiste ? The Appeal to Reason, 1895-1922″ Mathieu Bonzom (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne) : “Le projet éditorial d’un socialisme vernaculaire : l’essor du magazine Jacobin (2010-)”Discutant : Will Slauter (Sorbonne Université).La séance aura lieu lundi 4 avril, de 10h à 12h, salle Nina Simone, à l'Institut des Amériques, campus Condorcet, bâtiment recherche Sud, 6e étage (séance hybride).Pour assister à la séance à distance, merci d’écrire à mathieu.bonzom@univ-paris1.fr ... See MoreSee Less
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Bernard Vincent
In Memoriam
Bernard Vincent
(† 12 fév. 2020)
Bernard Vincent
Anne Ollivier-Mellios
In Memoriam
Anne Ollivier-Mellios
(† février 2016)
Anne Ollivier-Mellios
Gilles Chamerois
In Memoriam
Gilles Chamerois
(† 1er avril 2021)
Gilles Chamerois
Claudine Thomas
In Memoriam
Claudine Thomas
(† 17 septembre 2019)
Claudine Thomas
François Brunet
In Memoriam
François Brunet
(† 24 décembre 2018)
François Brunet
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