French History Seminar

The Modern French History Seminar – traditionally hosted at the IHR – is relocating online for the summer term.

Seminars will bring together two speakers who speak to a common theme. A pre-recorded video and/or written papers will be made available 1 week prior to the seminar via the French History Network blog. The seminar will then gather on Zoom on Mondays at 5.30pm for a Q&A with the speakers, the chair and virtual attendees. Questions for speakers can be submitted in advance by emailing the chair, or during the live Q&A at the chair’s discretion.

For security, all video sessions will be password protected, with the password shared via the IHR Modern French History mailing list in advance. Please do not share this password, and contact the seminar convenors should you wish to join the mailing list. Live sessions are limited to 100 participants. For guidance on using Zoom safely, please see the RHS guidance.

NEXT SESSION:

Monday 6 July 2020 / 5h30pm

Chair: Colin Jones (QMUL)

(video/paper link)

Katherine McDonough (The Alan Turing Institute/QMUL) Making Roads Public: The corvée des grands chemins in eighteenth-century Brittany

Gabriel Wick (NYU, Paris) Between palace and vauxhall: the duc d’Orléans at home on the Chaussée d’Antin

SUMMER 2020 ONLINE SCHEDULE:

15 June: Sex and Sexuality in post-war France with Dan Callwood (Civil Service) “David et Jonathan: Christian Faith and Gay Liberation in France” and Sandrine Sanos (Texas A&M) “The Sex of Violence and Post-Holocaust Visions of War and Decolonization in France, 1958-1963”.

6 July: Shaping the Environment in 18th-century France with Katherine McDonough (The Alan Turing Institute/QMUL) ‘Making Roads Public: The corvée des grands chemins in eighteenth-century Brittany‘ and Gabriel Wick (NYU, Paris) Between palace and vauxhall: the duc d’Orléans at home on the Chaussée d’Antin.

26 July: Title TBD with Rachel Chin (Glasgow) and Ian Stewart (QMUL)