Month: July 2015

Applying for Jobs

On Interviews (2): Past Interview Questions

In an academic job interview, the interview Q&A is one of the more terrifying things to go through – you never know what kinds of questions your panel will ask. Or do you? Over the years European historians have collected questions from various academic job interviews, and when looking at the UK job market you certainly see recurring themes: …

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

An American in St Andrews: SSFH conference 2015

 By Miranda Sachs, PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Yale University As an American traveling to the United Kingdom to discuss the history of France, I was an étrangère twice over at the Society for the Study of French History conference last month. And yet, in spite of the regular tea breaks and …

Feature Archive

Feature Archive: Archives in Strasbourg & surrounding areas

Every month we discuss one archive which has been particularly useful for a French historian. This month, we follow Dr Alison Carrol (Brunel), who recently spent some time in Strasbourg, as she shares her insights into their departmental and municipal archives. — My work is about the return of Alsace to France in 1918, so I spend most of …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith

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. As part of the focus on conference season, this month’s interview is with Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith, part …