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PhD placement opportunity at the British Library: First World War French Posters

PhD students are invited to apply for a placement which focuses on the British Library’s collection of French First World War posters. Working with the European and Americas collections curatorial team, this three-month placement offers an exciting opportunity to research, catalogue and promote the collection to the widest possible audience in the context of the …

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

Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture 2018 – Malcolm Crook (Keele), How the British & French Learned to Vote

Date & Place: Monday 8 January, at the Institut Français, South Kensington Speakers: Professor Malcolm Crook (Keele) Paper Title: How the British and French Learned to Vote Chair: Professor David Andress (Portsmouth) To listen to a recording of the event, click here (right click to save as MP3) On January 8th, 2018, at the Institut Français, the SSFH and ASMCF held …

Voices of ECRs

Voices of Early Career Researchers: Noëmie Duhaut

Noëmie Duhaut completed her BA, MA and PhD (2017) at University College London. She was a visiting postdoctoral fellow in the Jewish Studies programme at Dartmouth College in the summer 2017 and is currently a Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Teaching, Teaching Sources for Historians of Modern France

Online Sources for Teaching 18th and 19th Centuries

For those teaching French history in the 18th and 19th centuries there are some very full websites you can explore to gather original sources for this period. (1) The Encyclopédie, or Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, edited by Diderot and d’Alembert, is a major text capturing the period of the Enlightenment. …

Teaching, Teaching Sources for Historians of Modern France

Teaching Sources for Historians of Modern France

Gathering sources to help you teach French history to English-speaking students can be a bit stressful – so why not pull some of our sources and tips together and create some accessible source indexes? Other disciplines have done it – German historians have a rich collection of documents, for instance – and with the increased …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Claire Eldridge (Leeds), The Pied-Noir Community and the French State

Date & Place: Monday 15 January, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Claire Eldridge (Leeds) Paper Title: Forgetting to Remember, Remembering to Forget: The Pied-Noir Community and the French State Chair: Andrew Smith (Chichester) To listen to a recording of the event, click here (right click to save as MP3) The passing of an …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Julie Kalman (Monash) Orientalism, Jews and Empire in France’s 19th century

Date & Place: Monday 6 November, Wolfson Room, IHR, London Speakers: Julie Kalman (Monash University) Paper Title: Orientalism, Empire, and Jews in France’s Nineteenth Century  Chair: Ludivine Broch (Westminster) To listen to a recording of the event, click here (right click to save as MP3) It started with a story. A story involving two Jewish families – the Bacris and …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: The First World War Roundtable

Date & Place: Monday 6 November, Wolfson Room, IHR, London Speakers: Franziska Heimburger (Paris-Sorbonne), Marjorie Gehrhardt (University of Reading), Alison Fell (University of Leeds) Paper Title: The First World War: Reflections on Scholarship and Commemoration 100 years on. Roundtable discussion Chair: Ludivine Broch (Westminster) To listen to a recording of the event, click here (right click to save as MP3) …

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Tribute to Jacques Sauvageot (1943-2017)

By Daniel Gordon (Edge Hill University) Many people who have taken at least a passing interest in the global revolts of the 1960s will have come across a photo that evocatively encapsulates a sense of time and place. Paris, 13 May 1968. At least half a million people march across Paris to protest against police …

Conferences, Workshops and Events (CFPs, Reports, Announcements and anything else), French History @ the IHR

The First World War 100 Years On: Roundtable discussion at the IHR

  THE FIRST WORLD WAR: Reflections on Scholarship and Commemoration 100 years on MONDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2017 5.30pm, Institute of Historical Research, Wolfson Room (NB02) How has the historiography of the First World War changed since the early twentieth century? What controversies animate contemporary historians today, and what roads are researchers currently travelling? How has commemoration …