Solène Hollinger, our current intern at the Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie, will present her original research on the history of France in Louisiana. Solène completed her studies in history and international relations at the University Champollion in Albi, France. Her graduate research was focused on European colonial history in North America in the early modern period. Solène's lecture "Louisiana: A French History" celebrates the 300th anniversary of the city of New Orleans and will explore the history of French expansion in the United States and French cultural influence in greater Louisiana. We look forward to a fruitful and compelling lecture and discussion!