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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 …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Ludivine Broch’s book launch ‘Ordinary Workers, Vichy and the Holocaust’

Date & Place: Monday 9 October, Wolfson Room, IHR, London Speakers: Ludivine Broch (Westminster), Jackie Clarke (Glasgow), Robert Gildea (Oxford) Paper Title: Roundtable Book Launch for Ordinary Workers, Vichy and the Holocaust: French Railwaymen and the Second World War (Cambridge University Press, 2016) Chair: Andrew Smith (Chichester) They say the launch of your first book is a right of passage, and so …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …