Month: April 2017

PhDs Outside Academia, Voices of ECRs

Voices of ECRs: Claire Trévien.

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 History, giving you an insight of the different paths that recent PhD holders are following in and outside academia. We invite our interviewees to share …

Present Concerns

Polls opening, polls closing: Changes and Continuities in La Presidentielle 2017

Dr Andrew Smith (UCL) is a regular guest commentator on Sky News to discuss the French presidential race. On the eve-eve of the first round, he gives one final look at the situation, outlining the trajectories and hurdles of the key candidates whilst also questioning how ‘novel’ their projects really are. There have been a lot of polls lately. Polls for …

Present Concerns, Writing and Publishing

Adapting Marivaux’s L’Ile des Esclaves in 2017

A guest post by Dr Geoff Levett on French classical theatre, translation and adaptation. One of the things that never occurred to me until this year was that I might end up adapting a play by Marivaux for the stage. Marivaux’s L’Ile des Esclaves is a one-act play first performed by the Comédiens Italiens in 1725. It …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: The Maginot Line

Date & Place: Monday 27 February, Institute of Education, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL Speaker: Kevin Passmore (Cardiff) Paper Title: The Maginot Line in politics, society and culture Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). The Maginot Line has been the subject of a lot of myth-making, …

Present Concerns, Thinking about Research

Brexit, 1905?

Guest post by Robert D. Priest (Royal Holloway, University of London) At first sight, few events seem less similar than Britain’s announcement of its departure from the European Union in March 2017 and the French state’s separation from the Catholic Church in December 1905. For a start, separation was a movement of the radical left while …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Leora Auslander

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. Leora Auslander is Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor of Western Civilization in the College and the Department …