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Franco-British conversation about Winston Churchill and Pierre Mendès France, 18 April 18h30

On 18 April, the French Institute will hold a Franco-British conversation about Winston Churchill and Pierre Mendès France in the presence of Tristant Mendès France.  This discussion will feature Richard Toye and Christian Destremeau, and is part of the   #fabricofcitizenship seminar series.  It will be followed by a screening of Darkest Hour (https://www.institut-francais.org.uk/cine-lumiere/whats-on/special-screenings/darkest-hour/).  The event starts …

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Feature Archive: Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Talitha Ilacqua is a PhD student in History at King’s College London. Her research focuses on local and national identities in the French Basque country between 1780 and 1860. Here she writes about using the Archives départmentales of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques in Bayonne.

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Malcolm Crook

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. Malcolm Crook is Emeritus Professor of French History at the University of Keele and a past president …

Teaching, Teaching Sources for Historians of Modern France

Online Sources for Teaching Vichy and the Second World War

Vichy – the Second World War – an Occupation. France’s relationship to its past is complicated at the best of times. With Vichy, it’s a syndrome all of its own. Often taught by historians of modern France, here is the beginning of a collection of sources which have been digitised, translated and made accessible to …

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Voices of ECRs: Erika Graham-Goering

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 …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: PhD takeover II

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. To tie in with the Annual Postgraduate Study Day, this month’s interview is a Postgraduate takeover! We …

Teaching, Teaching Sources for Historians of Modern France

Online Sources for Teaching the French Revolution

It is not so surprising that the incontournable French Revolution has inspired several online sources projects. (1) The French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA) is probably the best place to start. Set up in collaboration between Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), the aim was to digitise sources of the French Revolution …

Voices of ECRs

Voices of ECRs: Stacie Allan

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 …