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Casablanca la juive: Private and Public Architecture, 1912-1960

A lecture by Jean-Louis Cohen, New York University - Collège de France.

The urban scene of Casablanca during the French Protectorate was characterized by an important Jewish presence, when migrants from the coastal cities, and later the interior regions, as well as citizens from Algeria and Tunisia joined the already significant contingent present when Hubert Lyautey's administration was put into place. Jewish developers and builders undertook to build the highest structures of the city and Jewish architects designed dozens of apartment houses and villas, from the most modest to the more sumptuous, emulating the 1950s Californian stereotypes.

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Made possible with support from the Shoshana and Martin Gerstel Endowed Conference Fund. Co-sponsored by Stanford Global Studies, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Center for African Studies, the Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, The Bill Lane Center for the American West, and the Stanford Humanities Center.




Thursday, November 8, 2018. 05:00 PM


Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall


Taube Center for Jewish Studies.


Free and open to the public.