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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …