Past Events


Neither Villains nor Minstrels: Blackface Performance in the Theatres of Saint-Domingue

It is widely understood that throughout its thirty-odd year history, the public theatre in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (today’s Haiti), when staging occasional black or brown roles in its predominantly French repertoire, featured white performers in dark make-up, or blackface.  While this assumption is…


Regards et résistances : Performances, archives et les figurants de l’Histoire

La journée d’étude rassemblera un groupe de chercheurs (enseignants, étudiants) historiens du spectacle, de l’esclavage et des arts vivants. L’objectif est d’explorer, au plus près des sources…




Performances, Archives and Repertories in the Francophone Circum-Atlantic World

This workshop brings together seven accomplished scholars from France, Canada, and the U.S. to focus on new projects and methods for approaching the history of performance…