Friday, September 30th, 2022 L’esclavage dans l’Empire colonial français au prisme d’une approche comparatiste et mondiale du fait esclavagiste

Friday, September 30, 20225:00PM - 7:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7


Cécile Vidal is professor (directrice d’études) of history at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences), Paris, France. She is a social historian of colonial empires, the slave trade and slavery in the Atlantic worlds from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. In addition to the prize-winning Histoire de l’Amérique française (History of French America, 2003; 5th ed. 2019), co-authored with Gilles Havard, she is the author of the prize-winning Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society (2019) and the editor or coeditor of ten collective volumes, including, most recently, Une histoire sociale du Nouveau Monde (A Social History of the New Word, 2021), and Les mondes de l’esclavage. Une histoire comparée (The Worlds of Slavery. A Comparatve History, 2021), co-edited with Paulin Ismard and Benedetta Rossi. She is currently working on a new research project on suicide, the slave trade, and slavery in the French and British Atlantics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


Cécile Vidal
Directrice d'études de l'EHESS EHESS (SIÈGE)

Main Sponsor

Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World (CEFMF)


Centre for Euopean, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

If you are attending a Munk School event and require accommodation(s), please email the event contact listed above to make appropriate arrangements.

Disclaimer: Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at or 416-946-8900.