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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 Raymond 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 …

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

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 …

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Call for Papers No End to the War: Cultures of Violence and Care in the aftermath of the First World War

Call for Papers   No End to the War: Cultures of Violence and Care in the aftermath of the First World War   Thursday 24-Friday 25 January, 2019, The University of Manchester   Organisers: The Centre for the Cultural History of War, The University of Manchester War, Conflict and Society Research Group, Manchester Metropolitan University …

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Franco-British conversation about Winston Churchill and Pierre Mendès France, 18 April 18h30

On 18 April, the French Institute will hold a Franco-British conversation about Winston Churchill and Pierre Mendès France in the presence of Tristant Mendès France.  This discussion will feature Richard Toye and Christian Destremeau, and is part of the   #fabricofcitizenship seminar series.  It will be followed by a screening of Darkest Hour (https://www.institut-francais.org.uk/cine-lumiere/whats-on/special-screenings/darkest-hour/).  The event starts …

Teaching, Teaching Sources for Historians of Modern France

Online Sources for Teaching Vichy and the Second World War

Vichy – the Second World War – an Occupation. France’s relationship to its past is complicated at the best of times. With Vichy, it’s a syndrome all of its own. Often taught by historians of modern France, here is the beginning of a collection of sources which have been digitised, translated and made accessible to …

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Voices of ECRs: Erika Graham-Goering

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 …

Teaching, Teaching Sources for Historians of Modern France

Online Sources for Teaching the French Revolution

It is not so surprising that the incontournable French Revolution has inspired several online sources projects. (1) The French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA) is probably the best place to start. Set up in collaboration between Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), the aim was to digitise sources of the French Revolution …