UTSG Professor Eric Jennings wins Prix des Ambassadeurs

June 1, 2016 by Department of History Staff

Eric Jennings, Distinguished Professor of the History of France and the Francophonie, has received the Prix des Ambassadeurs of the Académie Française for his book La France libre fut africaine, recently published in English as Free French Africa in World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2015). This annual prize is chosen by a committee of foreign ambassadors to France, and honours a book in politics, history, or current events. The first prize was given posthumously to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 1948, and other historians to be honored include Georges Duby, Henri Troyat, and François Furet.

Congratulations to Professor Jennings on this well-deserved recognition!