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Natalya Vince


سنة 1962 كحدث واستعارة في التواريخ الشفوية للنساء في الجزائر


فيما يلي ملخص لبعض الأفكار التي أستقصيها في دراستي القادمة التي ستصدر عن مطبعة جامعة مانشستر: شقيقاتنا المقاتلات: الأمة، الذاكرة والجندر في الجزائر، 1954 – 2012 "لم أفعل شيئاً بعد الحرب" كانت هذه المقولة، أو التنويعات عليها، أحد الأجوبة الأكثر شيوعاً التي حصلتُ عليها حين سألتُ النساء الجزائريات، وخاصة الريفيات منهنّ، اللواتي شاركْنَ في حرب التحرير (1954- 62): ماذا فعلتنَّ بعد الاستقلال؟ كانت النساء اللواتي حاورتهنّ يتحدّثْنَ لساعات عمّا فعلْنهُ أثناء الحرب ...

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1962 As Event and Metaphor in Women’s Oral Histories in Algeria

[Image of women during the war in Algeria. Image from Wikimedia Commons.]

[This is one of six pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the anniversary of the Algerian Revolution. Moderated by Muriam Haleh Davis, it features contributions from Ed McAllister, James McDougall, Malika Rahal, Natalya Vince, Samuel Everett, and Thomas Serres.] This contribution is a summary of some of the ideas that I explore in my monograph forthcoming with Manchester University Press: Our Fighting Sisters: Nation, Memory ...

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New Texts Out Now: Natalya Vince, Saintly Grandmothers: Youth Reception and Reinterpretation of the National Past in Contemporary Algeria

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Natalya Vince, “Saintly Grandmothers: Youth Reception and Reinterpretation of the National Past in Contemporary Algeria.” The Journal of North African Studies, 18:1 (2013). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article? Natalya Vince (NV): The Algerian War of Independence (1954-62), or at least a selective and glorified version of the war, has played a key role in both the formation of Algerian national identity and the legitimization of political elites. For the past ...

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Natalya Vince


Natalya Vince is a Senior Lecturer in North African and French Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The focus of her research is modern Algerian and French history. She is the co-editor of the edited collection France and the Mediterranean (with Emmanuel Godin, Peter Lang, 2011) and is currently preparing the manuscript of a monograph, provisionally entitled Our Fighting Sisters: Nation, Memory, and Gender in Algeria, 1954-2012 (under contract with Manchester University Press). She was recently an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Early Career Fellow, and is currently a lead member of a British Academy sponsored UK-Africa Academic Partnership, exploring oral history methodologies through investigating the participation of Senegalese soldiers in the French army during the Algerian War.