Invisible Strangers: Muslims in Early Modern France and Britain, 1500-1800
Thu, April 4, 2013 • 3:00 PM • Texas Union, Governor's Room (3.116)
Presented by Dr. Jocelyne Dakhlia
The contribution made by Muslims to the development of Western Europe is much greater than previously thought. This talk will examine a recent body of collaborative research that brings this history of Muslims in Europe out of the shadows. It will also consider the reasons why previous historians have passed this history over in silence, looking in particular at Britain and France. A new understanding of Western Europe and the Mediterranean emerges from this work, one with important civic and geopolitical ramifications for the present.
Dr. Jocelyne Dakhlia is a Director of Studies at the Centre de Recherches Historiques at the École des Hautes Études (EHESS) in Paris and this year's exchange faculty member through an agreement between UT and EHESS.
The talk is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.