Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR)
Year of Algeria 2012
Fifty years ago Algeria achieved independence from France after one of the longest and bloodiest wars of the post-1945 decolonisation process. To mark this anniversary the Francophone Research Group organised the ‘Year of Algeria’. Comprising of a workshop, an international conference, a post-graduate study day and a professorial lecture, the ‘Year of Algeria’ opened a space for a public conversation: one that allowed academics, students and the general public to reflect upon the historical significance of Algerian independence both for Algeria and the wider world.
- February 7:
Launch of Algeria: France's Undeclared War
- March 7:
Algeria Study Afternoon
- March 15-17:
Algerian and Arab Revolutions: An International and Comparative Perspective (Conference)
- May 2:
Postgraduate Study Day
- June 13:
Inaugural lecture, by Professor Martin Evans
The Algeria conference, organised by Martin Evans and Natalya Vince, has been written up in the April edition of le Monde Diplomatique. To read the full article please click here.
Image: Figure from the National Monument to the Martyrs of the Algerian War Liberation which overlooks Algiers and was unveiled in 1982 to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of independence.