Month: April 2016

Writing and Publishing

Publishing Journal Articles: Interview with Debra Kelly

We recently heard from Marisa Linton and Emile Chabal on publishing articles and edited volumes. This week, the Editor of the Journal of War and Culture Studies Professor DEBRA KELLY (Westminster) shares her experience both as an author and as an editor.   What was the first article you published ? My background is in literary …

Feature Archive

Feature Archive: Archives départementales des Bouches du Rhône

In this month’s ‘Feature Archive’ section, Stewart McCain (St Mary’s University, Twickenham) talks us through the departmental archives of the Bouches du Rhône. Like a number of other regional archives, the departmental holdings of the Bouches du Rhône now find themselves in swanky new surroundings. These new surroundings, however, continue to reflect the historical developments …

Writing and Publishing

‘Should you edit a volume of essays…’ asks Emile Chabal?

Following on from Marisa Linton’s interview in which she discussed her approach to writing journal articles, we are delighted to welcome Dr EMILE CHABAL (Edinburgh),  who has recently edited and co-edited two volumes on twentieth-century France, and here shares very useful reflections on the ups and downs of the process.   Should you edit a volume of …

Voices of ECRs

Voices of Early Career Researchers: Anna Konieczna

Welcome back to ‘Voices of Early Career Researchers’, a monthly feature on the French History Network blog. Each month we’ll post a short interview with an Early Career Researcher of French History, giving you an insight of the different paths that ECRs are following after their PhDs in and outside of academia: what do the …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Itay Lotem, Memories of Colonialism in Britain and France

Date & Place: Monday 14 March, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Itay Lotem (QMUL) Paper Title: Memories of Colonialism in Britain and France Chair: Rob Priest (RHUL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save).   Concepts of national memory are at once seductively simple and extraordinarily complex. …

Writing and Publishing

Publishing Journal Articles: Interview with Marisa Linton

One of the main aims of this blog is to help Doctoral and Early Career Researchers navigate the academic system, not least publishing articles, edited volumes and manuscripts. We are therefore delighted that both established and up-and-coming French historians have accepted our invitation to share their experiences with us over the next few weeks. Today, …

ASMCF/SSFH Post-Grad Study Day

The question of Patrimoine : SSFH / ASMCF Study Day 2016

After previous years’ gatherings at Exeter and Newcastle, over 40 postgraduates and scholars from all over the UK and France came together at Queen Mary, University of London, on Saturday 5th of March for the annual study day. Attendees shared their latest research, experiences as postgraduates and had the opportunity to listen to established academics …

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

Paris Past and Present: Liquid Spaces, Contested Spaces – Wolfson Suite, IHR 19 April 2016

With the generous support of the Cities@SAS initiative, the University of London Institute in Paris is organizing an afternoon of Paris-related activities in the Wolfson Suite of the Institute of Historical Research on Tuesday 19 April. Programme: 12h30 pm: Screening Dr Sue Harris presents Cédric Klapisch’s 1996 film Chacun cherche son chat 14h30-17h15pm: Symposium/Workshop Chaired by …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Mary Lou 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. Going under the spotlight in April is Mary Lou Roberts, Professor of History at the University of …