French History @ IHR: Reliving the Terror

Date & Place: Monday 23 January, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speaker: Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley (University of Exeter) Paper Title: Reliving the Terror: print culture, revolutionary history, divided communities during the later 1790s Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley came to the IHR recently to give a riveting paper on the impact of the 1793-94 Terror on the ‘late 1790s’. Fairfax-Cholmeley […]

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Feature Archive: The Bibliothèque Schœlcher in Martinique

Antonia Wimbush (University of Birmingham) explores literature, gender and migration in the French postcolonial context. Here, she discusses the research she carried out in the Martinique, and in particular the Bibliothèque Schœlcher.  My doctoral thesis offers a re-conceptualisation of exile in the Francophone postcolonial context. It analyses autobiographical narratives published by four women writers from Algeria, […]

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French Historians under the spotlight: Philip Nord

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. This month we hear from Philip Nord, Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and Director, Shelby […]

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Voices of Early Career Researchers: Heather Campbell on working for Career Services and Learning Development in higher education

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 History, giving you an insight of the different paths that recent PhD holders are following in and outside of academia. We invite our interviewees to […]

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Mason Norton’s Report of colloque jeunes chercheurs, Université de Caen/Mémorial de Caen, November 30-December 1, 2016

As part of the Mémorial de Caen’s annual showcase of research and exhibitions to the wider public, les Mémoriales, the Université de Caen organised a two-day conference for early-career researchers working on the history of France during the Second World War, held at the Mémorial. The event combined a conference focusing on current doctoral research, […]

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Feature Archive: Archives at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle. By Ian Stewart (LSE)

The Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle provides one of the more relaxed research settings in Paris. Located in 5ème arrondissement in France’s national botanical garden – the Jardin des Plantes – the Muséum has its own central library that can be accessed either through the gardens themselves (free to stroll through) or directly off of Rue […]

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Voices of ECRs: interview with Jean-Marc Proust on working outside academia.

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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French History @ IHR: Guyane, Félix Éboué and the politics of memory

Date & Place: Monday 28 November, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speaker: Sarah Wood (University of Barcelona) Paper Title: ‘Reclaiming Félix Eboué: Départmentalisation and Commemoration in Guyane, 1944-2012’ Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). Félix Éboué is known for being the first colonial Governor (of Tchad) to come out in support of […]

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Youth Culture at the Liberation: Résistantes and Résistants in Cardboard Cut-Outs

In the final post for this year in our ongoing series ‘New Directions in French History’, Emily Hooke (University of Southhampton) explores cardboard cutouts depicting the Liberation. On a trip to Paris a few years ago, I was wandering along the Seine, glancing casually at the boquinistes when I spotted something interesting: three pieces of cardboard illustrated […]

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