French History @ IHR: Roundtable discussion of Robert Priest’s ‘The Gospel According to Renan’

Date & Place: Monday 30th November 2015, at the IHR, London. Speakers: Robert Priest (Royal Holloway) with responses from Jeremy Jennings (QMUL), Ruth Harris (Oxford) Paper Title: A roundtable discussion of Rob Priest’s ‘The Gospel According to Renan’ Chair: Andrew WM Smith (UCL) In September 1903, crowds gathered in hostile opposition and vociferous support of a statue being inaugurated in the […]

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Where is French history going?

In the final blog post in a series on the ‘New Directions in French History’ conference held at the Institute of Historical Research in September, Ludivine Broch reflects on how students and researchers approach French history today.   In Aug-Sept 2010, as I frantically tried to finish my thesis for submission, I was also designing […]

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CFP: ‘Beyond De Gaulle and beyond London: New approaches to the history of the Free French and the external Resistance.’ ULIP , 4 June 2016

Beyond De Gaulle and beyond London: New approaches to the history of the Free French and the external Resistance.  June 4, 2016.   University of London in Institute in Paris (ULIP). 11 Rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris, France.  Conference organised by ULIP, Queen Mary University of London and the University of Manchester. Following the Fall of […]

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PhDs Outside Academia: In Discussion with Dr. Eleanor Davey (HCRI, University of Manchester)

PhDs Outside Academia looks to learn more about pursuing non-academic careers after the PhD. Here, we enter in discussion with Dr Eleanor Davey (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in History of Humanitarianism at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester) who went to work for a think-tank in London after her PhD. […]

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About Time

In this seventh post in a series of reflections on the New Directions in French History Conference in London in September, Alex Paulin-Booth (Oxford) asks what an attention to time can tell historians of radical political movements. Few people would argue that time lies at the heart of much of what we do — the blunt fact of […]

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French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Siân Reynolds

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. This month’s interview is with Professor Siân Reynolds. Born in Cardiff, Siân Reynolds taught at the universities […]

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“Le Corrèze avant le Zambèze”: Futures, Presents, and Directions in French History

In this sixth post in a series of reflections on the New Directions in French History Conference in London in September, Andrew WM Smith (UCL) reflects on the connections between past and future in the work of doing history.   Thinking about New Directions in French History meant asking big questions about the discipline. It led me back […]

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