The Sultanic Harem in Movement: State Logic and Feminine Mobility in Morocco (1500-1800)


Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St

Jocelyne Dakhlia
Director of Studies, Center for Historical Research, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

Jocelyne Dakhlia is a French historian and anthropologist. A director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, her work is concerned principally with the political and cultural history of Islam in the Maghreb countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The daughter of a French mother and a Tunisian father, Dakhlia was born in Bourg-en-Bresse and brought up in Tunisia. After studying history at the École normale supérieure de Fontenay-aux-Roses, she specialized in the anthropological history of the Maghreb. She earned a doctorate at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) which she joined in 1990, later becoming a director of studies. She is on the management board of Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales, and contributes editorially to Arabica and Revue du monde musulman et de la Méditerranée. A member of the Conseil scientifique de l'Institut d'études de l'islam, Dakhlia has coordinated studies on artistic creativity in the Islamic countries. Since 1990, Dakhlia has published several books and articles on developments in the Muslim countries and more recently has examined the effects of the Tunisian Revolution. Dakhlia is a member of the French Unesco Committee and is a board member of the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

Her work includes: Les musulmans dans l'histoire de l'Europe: une intégration invisible (Paris, Albin Michel, 2016); Les musulmans dans l'histoire de l'Europe: passages et contacts en Méditerranée (Paris, Albin Michel, 2013); Lingua franca: histoire d'une langue métisse en Méditerranée (Arles, Actes Sud, 2008); Islamicités (Paris, Presses universitaires de France, 2005); L’empire des passions. L’arbitraire politique en Islam (Paris, Aubier, 2005); Le Divan des Rois. Le politique et le religieux dans l'Islam (Paris, Aubier, 1998); and L'Oubli de la cité (Paris, La Découverte, 1990).