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Lincoln Bicentennial in Paris:

European Readings of Abraham Lincoln, His Times & Legacy

October 17-18, 2009

 

American University of Paris
31 avenue Bosquet, 75007
Paris, France

Organised by:

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
(Observatoire de la Politique Américaine OPA/CREW)
Université Versailles-St-Quentin (Laboratoire Suds d’Amériques)

 

Commemorating Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, Université Versailles-St-Quentin en Yvelines invited scholars from history, literature, political science and mass media to examine fresh interpretations of Lincoln, from a European perspective.  The first conference of its kind to be held in France, participants discussed politics in Lincoln's time (from the antebellum period though the Civil War); his legacy following the Civil War; and European and US relations following Lincoln's death.  

Details of the program can be found here.

Pictured:  Vincent Charra (statue design and mosaics) and Henri Marquet (cement volume).  Erected last October, the statue is hosted by the University of Chicago Center in Paris and made possible with shared efforts from the artists, the U.S. Embassy in Paris and the University of Chicago in Paris. More information on the dedicated statue can be found here.