French History @ IHR: The Maginot Line

Date & Place: Monday 27 February, Institute of Education, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL Speaker: Kevin Passmore (Cardiff) Paper Title: The Maginot Line in politics, society and culture Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). The Maginot Line has been the subject of a lot of myth-making, […]

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French History @ IHR: Our Fighting Sisters

Date & Place: Monday 20 March, Wolfson Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speaker: Natalya Vince (Portsmouth) Paper Title: Not (just) a French History: Nation, Memory and Gender in Algeria, 1954-2012 Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). Women are not absent from the official narrative of the Algerian War. In fact, as […]

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French History @ IHR: Transnational Solidarity

Date & Place: Monday 20 February, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speaker: Nicolas Delalande (Sciences Po) Paper Title: Transnational solidarity between French, British, and European workers at the time of the First International (1860s and 1870s) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). What is solidarity made of? This was a […]

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French History @ IHR: Reliving the Terror

Date & Place: Monday 23 January, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speaker: Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley (University of Exeter) Paper Title: Reliving the Terror: print culture, revolutionary history, divided communities during the later 1790s Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley came to the IHR recently to give a riveting paper on the impact of the 1793-94 Terror on the ‘late 1790s’. Fairfax-Cholmeley […]

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French History @ IHR: Guyane, Félix Éboué and the politics of memory

Date & Place: Monday 28 November, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speaker: Sarah Wood (University of Barcelona) Paper Title: ‘Reclaiming Félix Eboué: Départmentalisation and Commemoration in Guyane, 1944-2012’ Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). Félix Éboué is known for being the first colonial Governor (of Tchad) to come out in support of […]

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French History @ IHR: Cinema, Protest and the Interwar

Date & Place: Monday 14 November, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speakers: Annie Fee (UCL) Paper Title: ‘Give Me Shelter: Cinemas and Working-Class Life in Inter-War Paris’ Anna Fee recently joined us to discuss her work on the cinema and protest in interwar France. Here, she discusses some of the issues raised in her paper: ‘During the Great […]

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French History @ IHR: Andrew Smith, Terror and Terroir

Date & Place: Monday 31st October, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speakers: Andrew WM Smith (UCL), Máire Cross (Newcastle), Julian Jackson (QMUL), Kathy Burk (UCL) Paper Title: Roundtable on Terror and terroir: the winegrowers of the Languedoc and modern France (Manchester University Press, 2016) Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to […]

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French History @ IHR: David Hopkin, Cinderella of the Breton Polders

  Date & Place: Monday 3rd October, Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: David Hopkin (Oxford) Paper Title: Cinderella of the Breton Polders: The Stories of a Teenage Farm Servant Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). Virginie Desgranges was born in […]

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French History @ IHR: David Andress on Globalizing French History in the Age of Revolutions

Date & Place: Monday 16 May, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Professor David Andress (Portsmouth) Paper Title: Globalizing French History in the Age of Revolutions: necessary step, or step too far? (1763-1848) Chair: Professor Colin Jones (QMUL)   The nation remains one of the most adaptable, creative, and dangerous appeals in […]

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French History @ IHR: Valerie Deacon on Violence and Empathy: Anglo-American aircrews and civilian assistance in France, 1940-1945

Date & Place: Monday 13 June, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Valerie Deacon (NYU) Paper Title: Violence and Empathy: Anglo-American aircrews and civilian assistance in France, 1940-1945 Chair: Ludivine Broch (Westminster)   The relationship between the Americans, the English and the French during the Second World War has often been a topic of […]

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