Month: November 2016

New Directions in Research and Methodology

Strategy or Sincerity? Studying Letters of French Jews to the Vichy Government

In the second of three new posts in our ongoing series ‘New Directions in French History’, Florence Largillière (Queen Mary) explores the letters French Jews wrote to the Vichy government during the Second World War, asking ‘how should historians look at these letters, since they give a convenient version of the reality, and hide many sides of …

SSFH Funds Research

The SSFH funds research on Art and Dress History in Postwar France (Alexis Romano, Courtauld Institute)

The SSFH Research Grant funds critical research for many early career historians. Here, Alexis Romano discusses how the SSFH grant allowed her to finalise her doctoral thesis, not least by adding oral history. An SSFH grant allowed me to travel to Paris two years ago for the final research trip for my PhD, undertaken at the …

PhDs Outside Academia, Voices of ECRs

Voices of ECRs: interview with Louisa Zanoun, head of the Research Development department of INALCO.

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 …

New Directions in Research and Methodology

Entangled Sights: Histoire Croisée and Photography

In the first of three new posts in our ongoing series ‘New Directions in French History’, Ben Partridge (Newcastle) reflects on the use of photographs by historians.   In my PhD studying the photography of French strike movements, I often question how to use photographs as a historical source. The photograph offers us a rich source …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Jennifer Sessions

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. We’re excited to welcome Jen Sessions as the first subject of 2016-17. Jen is Associate Professor of …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Andrew Smith, Terror and Terroir

Date & Place: Monday 31st October, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speakers: Andrew WM Smith (UCL), Máire Cross (Newcastle), Julian Jackson (QMUL), Kathy Burk (UCL) Paper Title: Roundtable on Terror and terroir: the winegrowers of the Languedoc and modern France (Manchester University Press, 2016) Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to …

PhDs Outside Academia, Voices of ECRs

Voices of ECRs: Victoria Weidemann, outreach ambassador in a Parisian start-up.

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 …