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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Feature Archive: French Archives on Environmental and Animal History

by Chris Pearson (University of Liverpool) — My research on modern France lies in environmental and animal history. Both these approaches explore the changing relationships between humans and nonhumans, including shifting attitudes towards mountains, rivers, forests and other environments, human uses and abuses of animals, and the human causes and consequences of environmental modification, such […]

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Twitter, academia and me

by Laura O’Brien (University of Sunderland – @lrbobrien) see author bio below — A couple of weeks ago a colleague and I were talking about small group seminars, and how to keep them ‘fresh’. As we swapped tips and discussed past successes and failures, I mentioned a similar conversation that had taken place on Twitter a […]

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On Writing CVs (1): Structuring your CV

  What categories should your CV contain ? What information do you include ? Do you need to insert things like book reviews, or is that just weird ? Does house-sitting for your supervisor count as ‘professional activities’? Well, the answer to that last one is probably ‘no’. Or at least, that information does not need to be […]

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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 Historians under the spotlight: Dr Claire Eldridge

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. February’s post features Claire Eldridge, Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Southampton. Claire’s monograph Wars […]

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