In 2013, the French History Network (FHN) launched as a way of bringing together doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, and also of generating intellectual collaborations. It aimed to create more exchanges between French and English-speaking historians of France. It started with a small series of events and projects, but the next step was to extend this network and create a more visible (online) presence in order to support young/early-career researchers.
In October 2014, the blog was launched by Ludivine Broch (Westminster) and Alison Carroll (Brunel) with the help of Andrew Smith (UCL) and the support of the SSFH. The blog has benefited from the original ideas and regular hard work of doctoral, post-doctoral and early-career researchers Ellen Crabtree (Durham), Charlotte Faucher (Manchester), Will Pooley (Bristol), Chris Millington (Liverpool) and Will Rispin (Warwick). By carving out a space which promotes the work of young scholars and encourages transnational exchanges, the FHN hopes to support doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who are entering an extremely difficult job market, navigating personal and professional concerns and also looking to diffuse new research projects, ideas and practices in French history.
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