Month: March 2015

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

Conference Announcement: The Spread of French in English Contexts: enthusiasts, challengers and rivals (21 May 2015, London)

INSTITUT FRANÇAIS COLLOQUE The Spread of French in English Contexts: enthusiasts, challengers and rivals La diffusion de la langue française dans le contexte anglais : volontarisme, obstacles, rivalités Lieu : Institut Français, 27 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EL Date : 21 Mai 2015, de 9h à 15h Organisée à l’occasion du centenaire du lycée français Charles de …

Feature Archive

Feature Archive: The Archives of the Préfecture de Police, Paris

with special thanks to Chris Millington (Swansea), who originally wrote this post in August 2014 for his own blog, French History Online. — I’m posting this guide (based on my own experience) because like the Archives Nationales, the archives of the Prefecture of Police have moved out of the centre of Paris.  Once located a …

French History @ the IHR

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 …

Applying for Jobs

On Cover Letters (1): structuring your cover letter

In order to help you in your application process, we recently discussed how to structure your CV (see here http://frenchhistorysociety.co.uk/blog/?p=342) but that is only part of the work. A really strong Cover Letter is key. Indeed, if the CV can be cut-and-pasted quite easily, the Cover Letter cannot be overly generic. Each application will have its own specificities …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Dr Penny Roberts

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. March’s post features Dr Penny Roberts, Associate Professor (Reader) in History and Director of the Centre for …