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Remembering the Good: Social Memory and the Resistance to Violence in Le Chambon-sur Lignon

Margaret Paxson, George Washington University

Co-sponsored by the French Department

Dr. Margaret Paxson, an anthropologist, is Visiting Scholar, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Elliott School and Senior Associate at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Paxson studies the problem of social memory and the transformation of societies in times of war and peace. She has conducted long fieldwork projects in the Russian north and the North Caucasus, and in rural France. She will present a lecture on social memory and the resistance to violence in Le Chambon-sur Lignon during WWII.