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 […]

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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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From Thesis to Book

by Robert D. Priest (Royal Holloway, University of London) When I was kindly invited to write a blog post here, obviously my first instinct was to engage in some craven marketing on behalf of my new book – or should I say my ground-breaking, empirically rigorous and elegantly crafted new volume, essential for all teachers […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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