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THE FRENCH IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY CALIFORNIA: Mar. 7 at the Autry

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On March 7, the Institute for the Study of the American West at the Autry National Center and the Howard Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders at Yale University will present a program entitled,  “THE FRENCH IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY CALIFORNIA.”

This will be the first of a two-part symposium* made possible by the generous support of the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

Saturday, March 7, Griffith Park Campus of the Autry National Center

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY MARCH 5 FOR FREE ADMISSION TO THE SYMPOSIUM.  TO MAKE A RESERVATION, PLEASE CONTACT BELINDA NAKASATO (bnakasato[AT]autrynationalcenter.org, 323-667-2000, x340)

Schedule:

10AM Welcome
1. Stephen Aron, UCLA and Autry National Center
2. Jay Gitlin, Yale University
3. Yann Perreau, Consulate General of France in Los Angeles

10:15AM-12:45PM: THE GOLD RUSH AND ITS AFTERMATH
Chair: David Igler, University of California, Irvine
1. Malcolm Rohrbough, University of Iowa, “A French Aristocrat in the California Gold Rush: The Adventure of Ernst de Massey”
2. Annick Foucrier, Université de Paris, “The French in the California Gold Rush: Taming Time and Space”
3. David Hayes-Bautista, UCLA, “The French Community and the Emergence of Latino Identity in California, 1862-1867”

1PM-2:30PM: LUNCH

2:30PM-4PM: THE FRENCH IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY LOS ANGELES
Chair: John Mack Faragher, Yale University
1. Helene Démeestere, Université de Paris, “French Immigration and Presence in Nineteenth-Century Los Angeles”
2. Karen Wilson, UCLA and Autry National Center, “The Ties that Bridge: Being French and Jewish in Los Angeles”

4PM Reception

*Part 2 of this symposium, which will focus on the broader French legacies across North America, will be held at Yale University on September 11 and 12, 2009.

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