Blesson Florent Sohi

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme
Stay in France:  from October 28th to December 6th, 2019

Blesson Florent Sohi is a teacher-researcher at the History Department of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny University in Cocody-Abidjan. In office since 2007, he is particularly interested in the history of traditional African societies and the colonial period.On the latter, most of his research focuses on colonial archives and the actions of colonial authorities, including administrators-explorers as builders, collectors and writers.

Le projet 

Title: Objects of art and craft in the luggage of the colonial at the end of the mission (19th-20th centuries): collector's items or will of appropriation or cultural transfer?

Mots-clés : Crafts - African art object - administrator - colonization

Selected publications

  • SOHI B F, «Les monographies des cercles de Côte-d’Ivoire: forces et faiblesses d’une source de l’histoire régionale», in (RIH) Revue Ivoirienne d’Histoire, n°19, 2011, pp.64-76,
  • SOHI B F, “ Batouala: une source pour l’historien?”, in Godo-Godo,n°20, 2011,pp 15-32
  • SOHI B F, Le commerce dans la région de Man. Côte-d’Ivoire 1896-1940, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2014, 428p.
  • SOHI B F, “ Notes biographiques sur le capitaine Laurent: présentation et problèmes de recherche”, in Science et technique, Revue burkinabé de la recherche, Vol.32, n°2, juillet-décembre 2016, p.p.77-88
  • SOHI B F, Sur les traces du premier administrateur colonial du Haut-Cavally (Côte-d’Ivoire)Laurent Charles Joseph (1877-1915), Paris, L’Harmattan, 2016, 229p