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French History @ the IHR

French History @IHR: Sudhir Hazareesingh (Oxford), Rethinking Toussaint L’Ouverture

Date & Place: Monday 14th May, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Sudhir Hazareesingh (Oxford) Paper Title: Rethinking Toussaint L’Ouverture Chair: Andrew WM Smith (University of Chichester) To listen to a recording of the event, click here (right click to save as MP3) Toussaint L’Ouverture is an important and much mythologized …

French History @ the IHR

French History @IHR: Stewart McCain (St Mary’s), Language Question Under Napoleon

Date & Place: Monday 30th April, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Stewart McCain (St Mary’s, Twickenham), Michael Rowe (KCL), Professor David Hopkin (Oxford), Professor Jane Hodson (Sheffield) Paper Title: Roundtable on The Language Question Under Napoleon (Palgrave, 2017) To listen to a recording of the event, click here (right click to save …

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French History @ IHR: Claire Eldridge (Leeds), The Pied-Noir Community and the French State

Date & Place: Monday 15 January, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Claire Eldridge (Leeds) Paper Title: Forgetting to Remember, Remembering to Forget: The Pied-Noir Community and the French State Chair: Andrew Smith (Chichester) To listen to a recording of the event, click here (right click to save as MP3) The passing of an …

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French History @ IHR: Julie Kalman (Monash) Orientalism, Jews and Empire in France’s 19th century

Date & Place: Monday 6 November, Wolfson Room, IHR, London Speakers: Julie Kalman (Monash University) Paper Title: Orientalism, Empire, and Jews in France’s Nineteenth Century  Chair: Ludivine Broch (Westminster) To listen to a recording of the event, click here (right click to save as MP3) It started with a story. A story involving two Jewish families – the Bacris and …

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French History @ IHR: The First World War Roundtable

Date & Place: Monday 6 November, Wolfson Room, IHR, London Speakers: Franziska Heimburger (Paris-Sorbonne), Marjorie Gehrhardt (University of Reading), Alison Fell (University of Leeds) Paper Title: The First World War: Reflections on Scholarship and Commemoration 100 years on. Roundtable discussion Chair: Ludivine Broch (Westminster) To listen to a recording of the event, click here (right click to save as MP3) …

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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, …