Martin Evans is a scientific curator and Professor of Modern European History at the University of Sussex. His research focuses on the political, social and cultural consequences of colonial empires through the example of the French Empire with an emphasis on Algeria. He is the author of Algeria : France’s Undeclared War (Oxford University Press, 2012), which was nominated Book of the Year by the Financial Times, and has contributed to the The BBC History Magazine, meeting with many musicians such as Aswad, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones and Toots and the Maytals. He has curated events for the Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe Festival and Brighton Film Festival.