Feature Archive

Feature Archive : La Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) – site Richelieu-Louvois

David Nicoll (University of Warwick) works on Protestant noble identity during the Wars of Religion in France. Here, he discusses his research at the Richelieu-Louvois site of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

Conferences, Workshops and Events (CFPs, Reports, Announcements and anything else)

Domesticating the Goddess Liberty: French history at the British Library (Monday 20 Nov 2017)

DOMESTICATING THE GODDESS LIBERTY Take a journey back in time through the British Library’s French poster collection. Join Collaborative PhD student Cherie Prosser (British Library/University of Sheffield) for the unravelling of a mystery that takes us to First World War Paris, as we reveal the historical significance of the changing female representation of ‘Liberty’: https://www.bl.uk/events/domesticating-the-goddess-liberty …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Joan Wallach Scott

Welcome to a new academic year of 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. Joan Wallach Scott is professor emerita in the School of Social Science …

Voices of ECRs

Voices of ECRs: Estelle Paranque

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 …

Applying for Jobs

Applying for Fellowships in Europe: Max Weber Fellowship in Florence (repost)

This is a repost of a 2016 post from Dr. Luc-André Brunet discussing the Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, which he held in 2015-16. He is currently a Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Europe at the Open University. What did you do your PhD on? My PhD looked at the organisation of …

Applying for Jobs

Applying for Fellowships in Europe: Postdocs in Germany (repost)

This is a repost from 2016 when Dr. Andrew Wells discussed his experience in Germany ; his piece speaks to so much more, though. Andy is currently at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. A Reflection on Postdoctoral Research Funding in Germany An academic career can make some heavy demands on your life, and often confronts us with difficult decisions. Perhaps the …

Applying for Jobs

Applying for Fellowships in Europe: Postdocs in France (repost)

This is a repost from 2016 with Dr Tom Williams discussing the postdoc job market in France. Tom Williams is maître de conferences in British history at the University of Angers. What did you do your PhD on? I did my a DPhil (Oxford, 2010) on the political uses of the past in French-German border regions. I …

Applying for Jobs

Applying for Fellowships in the UK: British Academy Postdoc (repost)

This is a repost from Summer 2016 of a post by Dr Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley discussing British Academy Postdocs. Alex is doing a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History department at the University of Exeter, where he is also Lecturer in European History (1750-1900). What did you do your PhD on? My PhD was a study of the …

Applying for Jobs

Applying for Fellowships in the UK: Junior Research Fellowship (repost)

This is a repost from Summer 2016 when Dr. Claire Morelon discussed Junior Research Fellowships. Claire, whose work focusses on the city of Prague in the Great War, is a JRF at Queen’s College at the University of Oxford. Her French background makes this an extremely useful testimonial showing the possibility of transnational postdoctoral moves. What did …

Applying for Jobs

Applying for Fellowships in the UK: Leverhulme Trust ECF 2 (repost)

This is a repost from Summer 2016 where  Dr. Ed Naylor discusses the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. He is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Portsmouth. What did you do your PhD on and what is your current project? I obtained my PhD in 2011 at Queen Mary, University of London. My …