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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 …

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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 …

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French History @ IHR: Susan Suleiman on Irène Némirovsky and the Question of Jewish Identity

Date & Place: Monday 12 June, Birkbeck, London Speakers: Susan Suleiman (Harvard) in discussion with Daniel Lee (Sheffield) and Ann Jefferson (Oxford) Title: Jewish Identity in Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Irene Nemirovsky, a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). On 12 June we collaborated with …

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French History @ IHR: A Discussion of the French Presidential Election

Date & Place: Monday 15 May, Wolfson Room, IHR, London Speakers: Sue Collard (University of Sussex); Sonia Delesalle-Stoper (UK Correspondant for Liberation); Mayanthi Fernando (University of California, Santa Cruz); Sudhir Hazareesingh (University of Oxford); Imen Neffati (University of Sheffield) Session chaired by Daniel Lee (University of Sheffield. Roundtable Topic: A Discussion of the French Presidential Elections Click HERE to …

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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 …