Category: French History @ the IHR

French History @ the IHR

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 …

French History @ the IHR

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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French History @ IHR: Itay Lotem, Memories of Colonialism in Britain and France

Date & Place: Monday 14 March, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Itay Lotem (QMUL) Paper Title: Memories of Colonialism in Britain and France Chair: Rob Priest (RHUL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save).   Concepts of national memory are at once seductively simple and extraordinarily complex. …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Harry Stopes, Politics of the Regional Opera in Lille, 1881-1896

Date & Place: Monday 28 February, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Harry Stopes (UCL) Paper Title: ‘Lydéric, sauveur de Flandres’: The Politics of the Regional Opera in Lille, 1881-1896 Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL)   In Britain today the Royal Opera House lambasts our philistine politicians for being ‘scared to show their faces’ …

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French History @ IHR: Caroline Campbell, Transforming the Radical Right in France and North Africa

Date & Place: Monday 1 February, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Caroline Campbell (University of North Dakota) Paper Title: Transforming the Radical Right in France and North Africa: Gender, Race, and Religion in the Croix de Feu and Parti Social Français, 1927-1945 Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording …

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French History @ IHR: Alison Carrol, The Return of Alsace to France in 1918

Date & Place: Monday 15 February, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Alison Carrol (Brunel) Paper Title: The Return of Alsace to France in 1918 Chair: Andrew Smith (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). Borders are curious things. Alison Carrol began by discussing how borders were, as …

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French History @ IHR: Luc Brunet, ‘Industrial organisation and Franco-German integration from Vichy to the ECSC’

Date & Place: Monday 18 January, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Luc Brunet (EUI) Paper Title: ‘D’une Europe à l’autre: Industrial organisation and Franco-German integration from Vichy to the European Coal and Steel Community’ Chair: Andrew Smith (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). Continuities between …

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French History @ IHR: Robert Gildea, ‘The French Resistance: Myth, Memory and Narrative’

Date & Place: Monday 4 January, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Robert Gildea (Oxford) Paper Title: ‘The French Resistance: Myth, Memory and Narrative’ Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). Robert Gildea introduced the ideas of his new book to a packed early January …