Conference/ Symposium

Incidental Archaeologists: French Officers and the Rediscovery of Roman North Africa
A Conversation with Bonnie Effros and Ralph Ghoche

  • Mon, March 9, 2020 | 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris
  • Free and open to the public

In this conversation about Incidental Archaeologists: French Officers and the Rediscovery of Roman North Africa (Cornell University Press, 2018), Bonnie Effros and 2019-2020 Fellow Ralph Ghoche will address the impact of French colonization on ancient ruins and the landscape in nineteenth-century Algeria through the mechanisms of military occupation, archaeology, and urbanism. In addition to the intersections of their interests in Incidental Archaeologists, they will discuss connections between the projects of Effros and Ghoche on Christian archaeology in nineteenth-century Carthage and Christian architecture in nineteenth-century Algiers.

This event has been organized by Susan Boynton in partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Paris and the Columbia University Alumni Association | France, and is cosponsored by the Institute for Ideas and Imagination.