Foliard Daniel

Posted on September 7, 2021





Research themes

  • Imperial and colonial history
  • History of photography
  • History of cartography


Research Supervision

I welcome applications from candidates wishing to undertake doctoral research in the following areas:

  • British Imperialism in Africa and Asia
  • History of photography (19th century and early 20th century)
  • Transimperial history
  • Colonial knowledge
  • Colonial warfare
  • British History, “long” 19th century


Current Project

  • Visual AI and early conflict photography
  • Photographic encounters and exchanges in imperial and colonial contexts
  • 1999, Agrégation d’histoire
  • 2011, Ph.D., University Paris Sorbonne. Dissertation Title: La Terre Vague : la genèse du Moyen-Orient dans les savoirs et la culture britanniques de 1850 à 1914
  • 2019, Habilitation à diriger des recherches, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. Title :  Combattre, Punir, Photographier. Images françaises et britanniques des guerres extra-européennes, 1890-1914 
  • 2012-2021, Lecturer, Université Paris Nanterre
  • 2021-present, Professor, Université de Paris
    • Combattre Punir Photographier. Empires coloniaux, 1890-1914, Paris, La Découverte, 2020.
    • Dislocating the Orient. British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921 (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2017)
    • « Colonialism and its Regimes of Visibility: Edgard Imbert’s Views of the French Empire », The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History; vol.46/6 (2020).
    • « Contested Cartographies: Empire and Sovereignty on a Map of Sistān, Iran (1883) », Imago Mundi, Vol.72/1 (2020), pp.14-31.
    • « Tristes trophées », Monde(s), vol.16, mai 2020.