Month: March 2016

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Harry Stopes, Politics of the Regional Opera in Lille, 1881-1896

Date & Place: Monday 28 February, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Harry Stopes (UCL) Paper Title: ‘Lydéric, sauveur de Flandres’: The Politics of the Regional Opera in Lille, 1881-1896 Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL)   In Britain today the Royal Opera House lambasts our philistine politicians for being ‘scared to show their faces’ …

Feature Archive

Feature Archive : Italian Archives for French Historians

In the second of his posts on his work on the Italian Occupation of south-eastern France during the Second World War, Niall MacGalloway talks us through Italian Archives for French Historians.  To see more about Niall, go to his academia.edu page: https://st-andrews.academia.edu/NiallMacGalloway In an increasingly transnational world, and for those studying international history, greater numbers of …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Dr Chris Millington

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 Dr Chris Millington, Senior Lecturer in History at Swansea. Chris’s latest book France …

Thinking about Research

Blood and Wine: The Gun Fight at Montredon 40 Years on

On 4 March 1976 at Montredon-des-Corbières, close to Narbonne, winegrower Emile Pouytès and CRS officer Commander Joel Le Goff were shot and killed, during the course of a demonstration which turned into a violent stand-off. Another 17 people were hospitalised with injuries from the disastrous fire-fight. The confluence of blood and wine drew a significant …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Caroline Campbell, Transforming the Radical Right in France and North Africa

Date & Place: Monday 1 February, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Caroline Campbell (University of North Dakota) Paper Title: Transforming the Radical Right in France and North Africa: Gender, Race, and Religion in the Croix de Feu and Parti Social Français, 1927-1945 Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording …