Category: French History @ the IHR

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Hanna Diamond, ‘Paris and its liberation: photography, memory and the Second World War’

Date & Place: Monday 14 December, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Hanna Diamond (Cardiff) Paper Title: ‘Paris and its liberation: photography, memory and the Second World War’ Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL) Hanna Diamond introduced new research which considered the importance of the visual record of the Liberation. She stressed how the events in …

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French History @ IHR: Roundtable discussion of Robert Priest’s ‘The Gospel According to Renan’

Date & Place: Monday 30th November 2015, at the IHR, London. Speakers: Robert Priest (Royal Holloway) with responses from Jeremy Jennings (QMUL), Ruth Harris (Oxford) Paper Title: A roundtable discussion of Rob Priest’s ‘The Gospel According to Renan’ Chair: Andrew WM Smith (UCL) In September 1903, crowds gathered in hostile opposition and vociferous support of a statue being inaugurated in the …

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French History @ IHR: Julia Nicholls on Revolution

  Date & Place: Monday 16 November, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Julia Nicholls (QMUL) Paper Title: ‘The Revolution is over, long live revolution: history, science and social change in post-Commune revolutionary thought’ Chair: Iain Stewart (QMUL) The long shadow of the French Revolution has often clouded the way we view we have …

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French History @ IHR: Colin Jones on Robespierre

Date & Place: Monday 19 October, in the Athlone Room, Senate House. Joint session between European History 1500-1800 with Modern French Seminar. Speakers: Colin Jones (QMUL) Paper Title: `What did Robespierre really want? Thoughts on 9 Thermidor’ Chair: Julian Swann (Birkbeck) ‘What did Robespierre really want?’ In this question we are faced with the quandary of how exactly to …

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French History @ IHR: Roundtable discussion of Emile Chabal’s ‘A Divided Republic: Nation, State and Citizenship in Contemporary France’

Date & Place: Monday 5 October, at the IHR, London. Speakers: Emile Chabal (Edinburgh) with responses from Julian Jackson (QMUL), James McDougall (Oxford), Claire Eldridge (University of Leeds) and David Priestland (Oxford) Paper Title: A roundtable discussion of Emile Chabal’s ‘A Divided Republic: Nation, State and Citizenship in Contemporary France’ Chair: Iain Stewart (QMUL)   Click HERE to listen to an …

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French History @IHR: Charlotte Faucher on Gaullism to Anti-Gaullism: the Institut Francais du Royaume Uni during the war

Date & Place: Monday 8 June, at the IHR, London. Speaker: Charlotte Faucher (QMUL) Paper Title: From Gaullism to Anti-Gaullism: the Institut Francais du Royaume Uni during the war Chair: Iain Stewart (QMUL) Almost everyone knows that Charles de Gaulle lived in London during the Second World War, the city from where he led the Free French. But few are familiar …

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French History @IHR: Chris Millington on Political Violence in Interwar France

Date & Place: Monday 9 March, at the IHR, London. Speaker: Chris Millington (University of Swansea) Paper Title: Political Violence in Interwar France Chair: Alison Carrol (Brunel) Download the mp3 and listen again (right click to save)  In comparison to Germany and Italy, France’s interwar years were much less violent, much more peaceful. Indeed, when looking at the number of murders …

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French History @IHR: Astrid Swenson, The Rise of Heritage: Preserving the Past in France, Germany and England, 1789-1914 (CUP, 2013)

Date & Place: Monday 9 February, at the IHR, London. Speaker: Astrid Swenson (Brunel University) Paper Title: Book Launch for Astrid Swenson, The Rise of Heritage: Preserving the Past in France, Germany and England, 1789-1914 (CUP, 2013) with Comments from Richard Evans (Cambridge) & Peter Mandler (Cambridge) Chair: Alison Carrol (Brunel) Why do we care about the past? …

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French History @IHR: Constance Bantman on anarchist networks at the fin-de-siècle

Date & Place: Monday 26 January, at the IHR, London. Speaker: Constance Bantman (University of Surrey) Paper Title: Informal internationalism: networks and mediators in the French anarchist movement, 1880-1914 Chair: Alison Carrol (Brunel) Download the mp3 and Listen Again (right click to save) Last week, Dr Constance Bantman from the University of Surrey came to discuss her fascinating research on …

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French History @IHR: Katherine Astbury on Theatre in the Napoleonic Era

Date & Place: Monday 12 January, at the IHR, London. Speaker: Katherine Astbury (University of Warwick) Paper Title: French Theatre of the Napoleonic Era Chair: Alison Carrol (Brunel) Download the mp3 and Listen Again It was a wet, cold January night… and Katherine Astbury managed to lighten up everyone’s evening by giving us a truly vibrant, engaging …