French Historian, Patrick Boucheron was in New England this week.

On April 29, 2019, renowned French medieval historian and history professor at Collège of France, Patrick Boucheron, led a conference at Harvard University on April 29, 2019 for the US publication of "France in the World: A new global history".

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Check out Patrick Boucheron’s full address below!

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After the conference, the Consul General, Arnaud Mentré hosted a reception followed by a dinner in Patrick Boucheron’s honor with prominent figures from leading institutions.

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Homi Bhabha, Harvard professor of the Humanities, Department of English; Director, Mahindra Humanities Center; Senior Advisor on the Humanities to the President and Provost; Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of Research at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights; US publisher Judith Gurewich, Other Press; Mary Lewis, Professor of French History at Harvard University; Consul general, Arnaud Mentré

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Orlando Patterson (right) Harvard Professor of Sociology

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Stephen Greenblatt, University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard and Susan Suleiman, Professor of the Civilization of France and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard

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Consul General giving the audience some background on Mr. Patrick Boucheron and his work

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Patrick Boucheron gave the audience more insight on the US publication of his book "France in the World: A new global history"

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Stephen Greenblatt ; Patrick Boucheron; Michèle Lamont, Harvard Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies; Professor of European Studies, Department of Sociology; Consul general, Arnaud Mentré; Patrick Higonnet, Harvard professor of History.

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On Tuesday April 30, Patrick Boucheron travelled to Rhode Island. There he was invited to speak at a conference at Brown University’s Department of French Studies. Throughout the conference, he developed his understanding of French history by introducing his work "France is the World. A New Global History".

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A special thank you to Editor Judith Gurewich (center) and to the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France for organizing this fantastic visit!

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Last modified on 01/05/2019

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