10/24: France at the Boston Book Festival [fr]

For the second year in a row, the French Cultural Center is happy to host three talks co-presented with the Boston Book Festival and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S on October 24th at the French Cultural Center.


When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015 from 11:00am to 5:30pm
Where: French Cultural Center in Boston - 53 Marlborough Street, Boston

At 11:00 AM, François Furstenberg, Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University speaks about his book When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation that follows a circle of five Frenchmen who took refuge in America during the French Revolution in the 1790s and played influential roles in the formative years of the United States. Through these figures, the book examines early U.S. political culture, its economic life, and major geopolitical issues bearing on Louisiana and the Caribbean. The talk will be moderated by Janet Polasky, Presidential Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire.

At 2:00 PM, specialist on digital sociology and author Antonio Casilli will share his latest research on digital cultures and humanities. Associate Professor at Telecom ParisTech and Research Fellow in sociology at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Antonio Casilli is often asked by various media such as France Culture and Le Monde to comment on the role and power of social media in shaping our societies, problematic behaviors online, and the blurred line between private and public on the web. This talk will be moderated by Willow Brugh, the Community Leadership Strategist at Aspiration and Professor of Practice at Brown University.

At 4:00 PM, Elaine Sciolino, former Paris Bureau Chief (and now correspondent) of the New York Times will give an exclusive talk about her forthcoming book The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, which will be released in November. With witty anecdotes, playful stories and deeply researched accounts, the book is part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris. This talk will be moderated by Christopher Muther, Boston Globe’s travel writer and columnist.

Event information
Books in French and English will be available for sale througout the event by Albertine, and each talk will be followed by a book-signing.
This event is free and will be presented in English.
Please register here.

About the Boston Book Festival
Since 2009, The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of Boston.

This event is co-presented with the Boston Book Festival and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.

More information at: http://frenchculture.org/archive/events/french-events-boston-book-festival

Last modified on 02/02/2016

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