A consortium of scholars and researchers devoted to exploring and promoting discussion of race, iconography, and the colonial
and post-colonial periods of Africa and Europe. The ACHAC collection documents the influence of French colonialism, both on
Africa and on France itself, as represented in images produced and distributed through the media of French popular culture
as well as in the personal photographs of European residents of the African colonies. Some materials concern Belgian and German
ACHAC (Association Connaissance de l'histoire de l'Afrique
contemporaine) is a consortium of scholars and researchers devoted to exploring
and promoting discussion of race, iconography and the colonial and
post-colonial periods of Africa and Europe. Founded in 1990 by historian and
author Pascal Blanchard, ACHAC organizes conferences and prepares scholarly
publications on these topics, often in conjunction with other associations.
Participants who assisted in the transfer of the materials in this collection
include Dr. Blanchard, anthropobiologist Gilles Boëtsch, Director
of Research at the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), and
historian and filmmaker Eric Deroo.
32 linear feet
(31 boxes, 30 flatfiles,
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