We are pleased to welcome a new contributor. Based on her study in Algerian universities, historian Natalya Vince analyzes students’ perceptions of history in the following text written for Textures du temps. Students’ references, she suggests, locate them within both the third worldist history produced in the first decades of independence, and a Huntingdonian vision of a post-Cold War civilizational clash.
Channel hopping through satellite channels in Algeria on 5 July 2012, I happened upon Echorouk TV, a recently created audiovisual spin-off of the second largest Arabophone daily newspaper, Echorouk. Marking the fiftieth anniversary of independence, the station was screening a documentary on the 1957 ‘Battle of Algiers’.