Month: January 2015

Conferences, Workshops and Events (CFPs, Reports, Announcements and anything else)

CFP: Occupations and transfers of experience. From one front to another; from one war to another.

Workshop – call for papers “Occupations and transfers of experience. From one front to another; from one war to another” Place : Paris (4e arr.), Institute for Advanced Studies. Date : 26 May 2015. Language : English. Organizers : Emmanuel Debruyne (Paris Institute for Advanced Studies / Université catholique de Louvain), Elise Julien (Institut d’Etudes …

Conferences, Workshops and Events (CFPs, Reports, Announcements and anything else)

CFP: Twentieth Anniversary Conference of the Group for War and Culture Studies (GWACS)

Call for Papers TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE OF THE GROUP FOR WAR AND CULTURE STUDIES: The Past, the Present and the Future of War and Culture Studies University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW 25th and 26th June 2015 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Hilary Footitt, University of Reading, UK and Professor Bill Niven, Nottingham Trent …

Present Concerns

The Charlie Hebdo Attack and Its Aftermath

By Dr Chris Millington (University of Swansea) In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, leaders around the world condemned the actions of the terrorists. The outrage committed against the cartoonists and journalists of the satirical magazine was framed as a strike at the heart of French democracy and the right to freedom of speech. …

Present Concerns

A History of Violence: Understanding Narratives of Terror

by Dr Andrew W.M. Smith (UCL)   The violence which marred French streets last week cannot be understood without historical context. Its very horror lies in its spontaneity, in its mundane settings, and in the obscurity of its perpetrators. The shootings that occurred in Paris were not counter-hegemonic violence. They were not coherent political messages. …

Conferences, Workshops and Events (CFPs, Reports, Announcements and anything else)

CFP: How to write the Great War? Francophone and Anglophone poetics through the war and its aftermath

CALL FOR PAPERS How to write the Great War? Francophone and Anglophone poetics through the war and its aftermath  International conference, 1st-2nd May 2015, Magdalen College / Maison Française d’Oxford « Je veux n’oublier rien, et tout mettre en place. », Alain, « Des souvenirs », Mars ou La Guerre jugée. « But now I’ve said good-bye to Galahad, And am …

French History @ the IHR

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 …

Feature Archive

Feature Archive: the Bureau des archives des victimes des conflits contemporains (BAVCC) in Caen

written by Dr Sarah Frank (https://twitter.com/SFinParis) — The BAVCC or the Bureau des archives des victimes des conflits contemporains is one of the lesser-known annexes of the Sérvice Historique de la Défense or French military archives. Located in Caen, in Normandy, this small archive houses an impressive collection of material on the First and Second …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. John Horne

Welcome to ‘under the spotlight’, a monthly interview series which offers a snapshot from academics’ lives: their passions, interests and reading suggestions – all summarised in less than ten minutes. You can catch up with previous posts here. The first spotlight of 2015 features John Horne, Professor of Modern European History and Director of the …