About us

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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For permissions to reproduce material posted in the FHN blog, please contact Ludivine Broch or Alison Carrol.

3 Replies to “About us”

  1. I am currently researching French [and German] residents in Brighton between 1860 and 1914. While I have a particular focus on those working in the education and hotel sectors, I am interested also in community life, for example relating to the church and respecting which there were two Protestant church communities one attached to the French Mission to London (Rev. Pascal) and the other that eventually built the French Reformed Church whose pastor, Rev. Gonin also established a home for foreign governesses in Brighton. I was wondering whether there are consular records possible to access or any other archives/libraries (in addition to the BL and the Institut Français) known to your network and that might be relevant.

    With thanks

    1. Hi Rosalind,

      Sounds like interesting research. On a hunch I would suggest going to see local archives in Brighton, or going through the extensive records at the National Archives in Kew. Debra Kelly (Westminster) has worked on the French in London and might be a great contact for you. She’d probably have more tips.

      good luck with your research

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