Month: December 2016

PhDs Outside Academia, Voices of ECRs

Voices of ECRs: interview with Jean-Marc Proust on working outside academia.

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: Guyane, Félix Éboué and the politics of memory

Date & Place: Monday 28 November, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speaker: Sarah Wood (University of Barcelona) Paper Title: ‘Reclaiming Félix Eboué: Départmentalisation and Commemoration in Guyane, 1944-2012’ Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). Félix Éboué is known for being the first colonial Governor (of Tchad) to come out in support of …

New Directions in Research and Methodology

Youth Culture at the Liberation: Résistantes and Résistants in Cardboard Cut-Outs

In the final post for this year in our ongoing series ‘New Directions in French History’, Emily Hooke (University of Southhampton) explores cardboard cutouts depicting the Liberation. On a trip to Paris a few years ago, I was wandering along the Seine, glancing casually at the boquinistes when I spotted something interesting: three pieces of cardboard illustrated …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Cinema, Protest and the Interwar

Date & Place: Monday 14 November, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speakers: Annie Fee (UCL) Paper Title: ‘Give Me Shelter: Cinemas and Working-Class Life in Inter-War Paris’ Anna Fee recently joined us to discuss her work on the cinema and protest in interwar France. Here, she discusses some of the issues raised in her paper: ‘During the Great …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Jean-Marc Dreyfus

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 we hear from Dr Jean-Marc Dreyfus, Reader in Holocaust Studies at Manchester University. Among his numerous …

ASMCF/SSFH Post-Grad Study Day

Mobility/Immobility: CFP ASMCF & SSFH Postgraduate Study Day (4 March 2017)

ASMCF & SSFH Postgraduate Study Day  Call for Papers & Flash Presentations  Theme: Mobility / Immobility University of Nottingham, Saturday 4th March 2017 Keynote speaker: Dr Olivia Walsh (Nottingham) Deadline for abstracts: 28th January 2017 *** How do people move, change, evolve? And why? What external forces are at play that control our movement; social, …