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Environcide and the Materiality of Memory Sites in Post-WWII (Counter)Insurgency Wars in the Global South

26 jan 2023 18:30 - 20:00
Grand amphithéâtre
ENS Paris-Saclay
4 Av. des Sciences
91190 Gif-sur-Yvette

"Conférence du diplôme" organisée par l'ENS Paris-Saclay, avec Emmanuel Kreike, professeur d'histoire à l'Université de Princeton, et chercheur-résident 2022-2023 de l'IEA de Paris.

Conférence en anglais, et en présentiel, sur inscription obligatoire. Vous devez avoir accès à l'Intranet de l'ENS Paris-Saclay pour vous inscrire.


The impact of war on rural society/environment especially in the global south has been ignored causing (1)agricultural underdevelopment; (2)outmigration; (3) climate crisis. A key factor is how the overlapping nested conceptual binaries Nature-Culture/Primitive-Civilized/Non-West-West/Rural-Urban shape (re-)imaginations of pasts and presents through hisCotorokiesy and memory work: because the rural global south is presumed to live in and by Nature, post-disaster recovery is not problematized.

I focus on the direct and indirect impact of war practices on ways of life and livelihoods in the short and long terms highlighting both material and immaterial recovery. I use a selection of Cold War insurgencies, including the Indonesian Independence War, the French Indochina and Algerian Wars, the Biafran War, and the Liberation and Civil Wars in Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, and South Africa. My talk discusses three cases in detail, highlighting the limits/potential of specific sources and methods.

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L'environcide et la matérialité des sites de mémoire dans les guerres de (contre-)insurrection d’après Seconde Guerre mondiale dans les pays du Sud
01 septembre 2022 - 30 juin 2023
26 Jan 2023 20:00
Emmanuel Kreike
Conférences, interventions et entretiens
Gif sur Yvette