Category: French History @ the IHR

French History @ the IHR

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 …

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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 …