Month: November 2015

ASMCF/SSFH Post-Grad Study Day, Conferences, Workshops and Events (CFPs, Reports, Announcements and anything else)

CFP: ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day, 5 March 2016

Call for Papers PATRIMOINE ASMCF-SSFH POSTGRADUATE STUDY DAY Queen Mary University of London, Saturday 5 March 2016 Keynote speaker: Dr Tom Stammers (Durham) How do we view the past and how do we order the world around us? The term ‘patrimoine’, in the Francophone world, encompasses a range of historic and cultural places, objects and practices. …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Julia Nicholls on Revolution

  Date & Place: Monday 16 November, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Julia Nicholls (QMUL) Paper Title: ‘The Revolution is over, long live revolution: history, science and social change in post-Commune revolutionary thought’ Chair: Iain Stewart (QMUL) The long shadow of the French Revolution has often clouded the way we view we have …

New Directions in Research and Methodology

A transnational perspective on cultural diplomacy

In this fifth post in a series of reflections on the New Directions in French History Conference in London in September, Charlotte Faucher (doctoral candidate, Queen Mary) explores ideas about ‘flows’ between countries in Europe, raising issues around ‘transnational’ and ‘comparative’ history writing.   My work relies on theories of transnationalism, cultural transfers and, to a lesser extent, comparative history. …

Voices of ECRs

Voices of ECRS: Joanna Parr on working outside academia

Joanna Parr is a Data Analyst at the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. She joined the Agency after completing a PhD and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Portsmouth. She tells us about post-academic jobs.           Can you tell us a little about your PhD thesis? How did you …

New Directions in Research and Methodology

Intimate relationships: historians, the past, and their subjects

In this fourth post in a series of reflections on the New Directions in French History Conference in London in September, Laura O’Brien (Lecturer, Northumbria University) addresses questions of how historians relate to their subjects.   I’m sure that my colleagues and students are bored to tears with my tendency of late to preface conversation with: ‘I was at …

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

Conference Announcement: Histoire et mémoire de la Résistance en Seine-Inférieure pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale

Journée d’études organisée à l’UFR de Lettres et Sciences Humaines (Mont-Saint-Aignan) Bâtiment Robespierre, salle F311, le 9 décembre 2015 à 9h15. L’histoire de la Résistance en Seine Inférieure pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale apparaît relativement moins connue que pour d’autres départements français. Sa mémoire semble également plus incertaine. Cette journée d’études vise à questionner cette lacune et à mieux comprendre …

Feature Archive

Feature Archive: Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de Nantes

In this month’s Feature Archive post, Charlotte Faucher (QMUL) talks us through the Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de Nantes. The elephant on the Ile de Nantes During my first visit to Nantes I was hoping to find some answers; partly about whether the principal city of the Loire-Atlantique belongs to Brittany (heated topic of debate …

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

ASMCF Annual Conference 2015: ‘Myth-Making’

Mason Norton (Edge Hill University) gives an excellent summary – accompanied by photographs – of the ASMCF Annual Conference recently held at the University of Hull this September.  — On 8 September 2015, the University of Hull welcomed UK-based and international delegates to enjoy 3 days of intellectual stimulation and Hull hospitality, based around the …

New Directions in Research and Methodology

Can post-war French historians be subjects of history?

In this third post in a series of reflections on the New Directions in French History Conference in London in September, Ellen Crabtree (PhD candidate in French, Newcastle University) reflects on post-war historians as a generation, and as individuals. In his essay What is history? EH Carr famously cautioned students to ‘study the historian before you begin …

New Directions in Research and Methodology

Rethinking the ‘French Liberal Revival’

In this second post in a series of reflections on the New Directions in French History Conference in London in September Dr. Iain Stewart (UCL), explores the significance of the French liberal revival.   On 17 October 1983 the French philosopher, sociologist and political commentator Raymond Aron collapsed and died as he was leaving a Parisian …