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Transmitting and promoting history

The association works on cross-cultural projects in connection with a large number of actors, always with the aim of transmitting and promoting knowledge and heritage.

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European project | History | Art | Digital


« MANIFEST - New Artistic Perspectives on the Memories of the Transatlantic Slave Trade » is a project with a strong artistic dimension with the selection of 24 to 36 European artists, two residencies (Budapest and Lisbon), workshops (Copenhagen) and a final event (Nantes). An interactive platform will be created on the history of the Atlantic trade of enslaved peoples and its legacies in Europe. The project aims to contribute to a better knowledge of the history and memories of the role of Europe in the trade of enslaved peoples, by highlighting the links and socio-cultural impacts in contemporary Europe


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Photographic Exhibition| History | Heritage| Memories

May 2023, Nantes

The photographer and artist Sylvain Demange has been traveling for many years in the West Indies and particularly in Martinique. In 2023, he will present a new exhibition in Nantes, composed of photographs of Martinique, Guadeloupe and Nantes. A dialogue out of time through portraits, photographs of places, with comments by the researchers Aimé-Charles Nicolas and Myriam Cottias. An exhibition where the place of the unconscious transmission is questioned.


In partnership with the association Mémoire de l'Outre-Mer (Nantes)

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international symposium | 30 years of the association

Remembrance Month | History


On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the founding exhibition, the Anneaux de la Mémoire and the CRHIA of Nantes University proposed an international colloquium in May 2022: "ESCLAVAGES, des traites aux émancipations, trente ans de recherche historique" (Slavery, from the trade of enslaved peoples to emancipation, thirty years of historical research), as well as an artistic and cultural program


Loire of lights program

Culture and heritage

FRANCE | 2014-2022 

Started in 2013, the Loire des Lumières program reaffirms the local focus of the Anneaux de la Mémoire. The aim is to develop the heritage and memories of the history of the Loire over several years through cultural and heritage projects.


Radio programs "A history of slavery"


FRANCE | 2016-2020

For four years Les Anneaux de la Mémoire have been offering a program dedicated to the history of slavery and its legacies. Historians and specialists were invited to discuss a theme in each program. Listen to them again.


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International project 


Begun in 2015, « Mémoires Libérées » aims to enhance sites related to the memory of the trade of enslaved peoples and slavery. By collaborating with partners in each country, this program aims to create links and synergies at the local and international level.


Poetry and heritage

Photography and poetry

NANTES | 2016 

In partnership with the poetry slam association « Les Lapins à Plumes », we offered young people aged 15 to 30 photo and slam writing workshops on the history of the slave trade in Nantes. A will to appropriate history through artistic practice

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