Month: October 2014

French History @ the IHR

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 …

Thinking about Research

Scribblers United: The Unexpected Joys of Doodling

by Andrew Smith (UCL) — As a contemporary historian, I don’t see many illuminated manuscripts. I don’t see many handwritten sources either, if I’m honest. Much of what I end up looking at is in the tidy, typewritten order of the 1940s and beyond. One of the most unexpected joys, therefore, is discovering the marginalia …

ASMCF/SSFH Post-Grad Study Day

A note from the SSFH Postgraduate Representatives

By Ellen Crabtree (Newcastle) and Lori Lee Oates (Exeter) — Welcome to the French History Network blog! This is just a note to introduce ourselves as the two postgraduate representatives on the Society for the Study of French History (SSFH) committee. The Society is keen to support the work of postgraduates who work on French …