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French History @IHR: Roundtable on ‘The Vichy Past in France Today: Corruptions of Memory’

Date & Place: Monday 11th June, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Professor Richard J Golsan (Texas A&M), Dr Joan Tumblety (Southampton), Professor Hugo Frey (University of Chichester) Paper Title: Roundtable on ‘The Vichy Past in France Today: Corruptions of Memory’ Chair: Andrew WM Smith (University of Chichester) To listen to …

French History @ the IHR

French History @IHR: Sudhir Hazareesingh (Oxford), Rethinking Toussaint L’Ouverture

Date & Place: Monday 14th May, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Sudhir Hazareesingh (Oxford) Paper Title: Rethinking Toussaint L’Ouverture Chair: Andrew WM Smith (University of Chichester) To listen to a recording of the event, click here (right click to save as MP3) Toussaint L’Ouverture is an important and much mythologized …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Michael Kwass

Welcome to Under the Spotlight, a monthly interview series which offers a snapshot from academics’ lives: their passions, interests and reading suggestions – all summarised in less than ten minutes. You can catch up with previous posts here. Michael Kwass is Professor and Chair in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University. He is …

French History @ the IHR

French History @IHR: Stewart McCain (St Mary’s), Language Question Under Napoleon

Date & Place: Monday 30th April, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Stewart McCain (St Mary’s, Twickenham), Michael Rowe (KCL), Professor David Hopkin (Oxford), Professor Jane Hodson (Sheffield) Paper Title: Roundtable on The Language Question Under Napoleon (Palgrave, 2017) To listen to a recording of the event, click here (right click to save …

Voices of ECRs

Voices of Early Career Researchers: Dan Callwood

Welcome back to ‘Voices of Early Career Researchers’, a monthly feature on the French History Network blog. Each month we’ll post a short interview with an Early Career Researcher of French History, giving you an insight of the different paths that ECRs are following after their PhDs in and outside of academia: what do the …

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‘On this day’ – 21 May 1942 The Riom Trial

« Source gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France »   The historical debate between Robert Aron and Robert O. Paxton on Vichy France, continues, by proxy, in current academia. While Aron argued that collaboration was forced on Vichy by the Nazis, Paxton maintains that collaboration was ‘a French proposal, that was ultimately rejected by Hitler’. These holistic …

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Fully-Funded PHD Scholarship in History/Psychology (Swansea University and Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes)

History/Psychology: Fully Funded PhD scholarship: Remembering Disasters: Between Individual and Collective Memory  This scholarship is a joint research study between Swansea University and Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes, and funded by SUSPRS (Swansea University) and IDEX (Université Grenoble Alpes). Start date: October 2018 or January 2019 Closing date for applications: 14 June 2018 The field of …

Feature Archive

Feature Archive: The National Archives of India Records Centre, Puducherry

Lenny Hodges is a third year PhD student at King’s College London, who works on French Compagnie des Indes in the first half of the eighteenth century. Here he talks about using the National Archives of India Records Centre in Puducherry.