Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Workshop: "Algerians in Other’s Names: The Colonial État Civil, 1830-82,” by Benjamin Claude Brower, University of Texas at Austin

Mon, March 5, 2018 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Ben Brower received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2005 and teaches at The University of Texas at Austin. His first book, A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902 (Columbia, 2009), received the Society for French Historical Studies Pinkney Prize for the best book in French history and the Middle East Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Award for the best book in the field of Middle East studies. He is currently working on two book length projects, one titled “Algeria in Other’s Names: Symbolic Violence and the Colonization of Algeria” and the other “The North African Hajj under French Rule, 1798-1962.” Recent publications include articles on the hajj by land (Tagliacozzo and Toorawa eds., Hajj: Pilgrimage in Islam, Cambridge, 2015), and a study of French revolutionary war theory and decolonization in Algeria (History and Theory 2016), as well as a chapter on violence and imperialism in Africa in The Cambridge World History of Violence (forthcoming). He is an IHS Fellow in 2017-2018.

Read more about Dr. Brower and his work at:

Judith G. Coffin
Associate Professor of History
The University of Texas at Austin

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email by 9 a.m., Friday, March 2.


Sponsored by: Center for European Studies; International Relations and Global Studies; Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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