Polyvocal Interpretations of Contested Colonial Past
Many memory institutions across Europe contain holdings connected with its colonial past which for many years has been a focus of contestation from both communities of origin, ethnic minorities and civil society at large. At the same time challenging questions are being asked by professionals in the field as to what to do with this problematic cultural heritage, from returning items when appropriate, to rewriting the historical context surrounding them in a more critical and inclusive way (…). The overall outcome of PICCH is to engender a polyvocality that can be incorporated into the archive itself providing new ways to enter and explore the past via a contemporary interpretative frame. To this effect advanced technologies will be used to study how to bridge archival and contemporary languages, and to support transnational exploration of multiple archives via a single interactive user interface.
First workshop in Aix-en-Provence, on May 25th pm (2:00-4:00) – Online by Zoom and Salle Seurat (MMSH)
During this workshop, the members of the French team will present to international researchers involved in the project the work undertaken within the framework of the ANR Polyvocal (PICCH).
The presentations will be structured in pairs, mixing researchers archivists and students.
Dr. Christine Mussard ( Lecturer in History – IREMAM ) & Khaoula Louihichi (Master’s student in History and PICCH intern) –
Schooling during the Algerian war of independence: paper sources and audiovisual sources
Simon Quay (Master’s student in History and PICCH intern) & Pauline Savéant (PhD student in History) –
Marseille’s colonial legacy: history and media representation
Véronique Ginouvès (research engineer and head of the archives of the MMSH) & Dr. Maya Saidani (Master’s student in social sciences and PICCH intern) –
Listening to an Algerian sociologist’s sound archives recorded in the late 1980s with men and women before and after Algeria’s independence: the example of two Algerian schoolchildren before 1962
Dr. Sophie Gebeil (Lecturer in History – TELEMMe) & Sheïma Boutchicha (Master’s student in History and PICCH intern) –
Web and Web archives as a sources for studying the Memories of the Algerian War and Immigrant Struggles
Crédits : October 3rd, 2010, CNPRAH, Alger; Algerian traditionnal song, photgr. V. Ginouvès, CC-BY-NC