In Photos and Sound

Here are some photos of the ASMCF / SSFH Postgrad Study Day on ‘Patrimoine’, as well as a link to Tom Stammers’ Keynote Paper. Ben Patridge (Newcastle), who works on the memory of general strikes in France.  Dr Tom Stammers’ giving his keynote speech. Listen to his paper here.

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Feature Archive: The Resistance archives of the Service Historique de la Defense (SHD), Vincennes.

This month’s Feature Archive has been provided by Nick Livingstone who is currently working on two long-term, closely-linked projects: a history of the RAF’s Special Duties unit which flew the early clandestine operations for SIS and SOE, and some early intelligence circuits run by the British and the Free-French. This brief guide, based on several visits, is intended for anyone […]

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Heritage, the State and the Hexagon

Will Clement is a doctoral researchers at the University of Oxford interested in philanthropy, industry and urban history in nineteenth-century France. A speaker at this year’s PG Study Day on the topic of ‘Patrimoine’, he was able to hear Dr Tom Stammers keynote address. In a clear and thoughtful post, Clement (Oxford) has summarised Stammers’ paper entitled ‘Heritage, the State […]

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Conference Registration: 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 Institute in Paris (ULIP) 11 Rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris, France Conference organised by ULIP, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Manchester Papers will be delivered in French or English. The event is free, but you need to register (before May 29). Further information: laure.humbert@manchester.ac.uk; […]

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France and the World Wars – SSFH / ASMCF Study Day 2016

  During the SSFH/ASMCF Postgraduate Study Day held on 5 March 2016, one panel discussed the theme of PATRIMOINE through the lens of France and the World Wars. The Panel Chair, Mason Norton (Edge Hill), reflects on the individual papers by Emily Marsden (Durham), Florence Largillière (QMUL) and Adam Spencer (Hull). From postcards to Jewish heritage to lieux de mémoire, these […]

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French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Margaret Atack

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. May’s subject, Margaret Atack, is Professor of French at the University of Leeds. Prof. Atack is one […]

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