Category: French History @ the IHR

French History @ the IHR

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? …

French History @ the IHR

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 …

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French History @IHR: Ed Naylor on the origins of immigrant detention centres in contemporary France

Date & Place: Monday 15 December, at the IHR, London. Speaker: Ed Naylor (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Portsmouth) Paper Title: ‘Cet hébergement d’un genre particulier’ Arenc and the origins of immigrant detention centres in contemporary France (1963-2006) Chair: Andrew Smith (UCL)  It is with great pleasure that we welcomed Ed Naylor earlier this week to bring the year to …

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French History @IHR: Sarah Waters on the phenomenon of workplace suicide in 21st century France

Date & Place: Monday 1 December at the IHR, London. Speaker: Sarah Waters (Leeds) Paper Title: A Capitalism that kills: The phenomenon of workplace suicide in 21st century France Chair: Iain Stewart (QMUL) The concept of workplace suicide is a recent one. As Sarah Waters explained in her introduction , it is only since the 2000s that workplace suicide …

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French History @IHR: Will Pooley finds werewolves in the 20th century

Date & Place: Monday 18 November, at the IHR, London. Speaker: Will Pooley (IHR Past and Present Fellow) Paper Title: The Long Tail of the Werewolf: Real Modern Monsters? Chair: Rob Priest (RHUL) Will Pooley is a 19th century historian who was recently awarded a doctorate for his thesis on the history of the body, folkore …

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French History @IHR: Rod Kedward and Richard Vinen discuss Daniel Lee’s ‘Petain’s Jewish Children’

Date & Place: Monday 3 November, at the IHR, London. Speakers: Daniel Lee, author (Oxford); Rod Kedward, discussant (University of Sussex); Richard Vinen, discussant (KCL) Paper Title:  Book Launch for Petain’s Jewish Children by Daniel Lee with comments from Rod Kedward and Richard Vinen Chair: Ludivine Broch (Westminster)    The Wolfson Room was bursting on Monday night, with over …

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French History @IHR: Noelle Plack on wine and taxes

Date & Place: Monday 3 October, at the IHR, London. Speaker: Noelle Plack (Newman) Paper Title: Drinking and rebelling: the problems of tax revolt, intoxication and social control in Revolutionary Paris, 1789-91 Chair: Iain Stewart (QMUL) It was a real joy to welcome Noelle Plack for our first Modern French History Seminar of 2014-15, where she gave an extremely engaging …