Category: Teaching

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 …

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 …

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 …

Teaching, Thinking about Research

An appreciation of Lacombe, Lucien by Geoffrey Levett

Two things prompted me to write this post in appreciation of Louis Malle’s Lacombe, Lucien. The first was a mundane training exercise for a new teaching job. The other was a two page spread in Le Monde discussing Olivier Roy’s new book on jihadism, Le Djihad et la Mort.[1] Roy’s book arrives at an opportune …

Teaching, Thinking about Research, Voices of ECRs

Voices of Early Career Researchers: David Lees

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, Thinking about Research, Voices of ECRs

Voices of Early Career Researchers: Célia Keren

Welcome 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 (ECR) 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

Saucy starts and sourcing sources: some thoughts on teaching modern French history

As academics we are not only researchers, but also teachers. Balancing the two can sometimes be tricky, especially in the early days of our careers – or around marking season. Moreover, teaching French history in itself has certain obstacles: most of our students cannot speak French. How do we get around this? We like to feature …

Teaching

Teaching on Something You Know Little/Nothing About

by Tom Beaumont (Bristol) — It was four weeks into my second semester as a Teaching Fellow (TF) at Bristol when a fellow TF in the department told me about a conversation he’d had with one of the third years. ‘So, what units are you doing this term?’ he’d asked. ‘I’m on Tim Cole’s ‘Holocaust Landscapes’ …