Conferences, Workshops and Events (CFPs, Reports, Announcements and anything else)

Call For Posters: ASMCF Postgraduate Poster Prize 2015

No matter what stage you are at in your research – even the earliest stages! – developing and diffusing your ideas is always important. So if you are a postgraduate looking to discuss your project in new ways, contribute to this Call for Posters. It is a very useful exercise for all involved, and only helps to strengthen our …

Conferences, Workshops and Events (CFPs, Reports, Announcements and anything else), Present Concerns

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of June 1940, University of Sussex Journal of Contemporary History

  We love to hear about exciting postgraduate projects, and the doctoral students at the University of Sussex have recently devoted a special issue of their journal – University of Sussex Journal of Contemporary History – to a micro-history of the French defeat in June 1940. Sally Palmer, a postgraduate student from the University of Sussex working on the …

Teaching

Saucy starts and sourcing sources: some thoughts on teaching modern French history

As academics we are not only researchers, but also teachers. Balancing the two can sometimes be tricky, especially in the early days of our careers – or around marking season. Moreover, teaching French history in itself has certain obstacles: most of our students cannot speak French. How do we get around this? We like to feature …

Feature Archive

Feature Archive: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Every month we discuss one archive which has been particularly useful for a French historian. Unsurprisingly, most of these are in France… however this month, we travel to the United States where Dr Daniel Lee (Oxford) has been using the archives in Washington D.C. — At first glance, an extended research trip to Washington D.C. may …

Conferences, Workshops and Events (CFPs, Reports, Announcements and anything else)

Intellectual Circulation in Wartime: European and Soviet Spaces (1939-1945) Journées d’Étude / Study Days (17-18 June 2015, Paris)

Conference announcement: What does a transnational history of intellectuals in the Second World War look like? Find out at this exciting international conference held over two days is being organised by the INHA and Université Paris 8 (Saint-Denis). See the programme and details below. *** Journées d’étude CIRCULATIONS INTELLECTUELLES EN TEMPS DE GUERRE. ESPACE EUROPÉEN …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. David Bell

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. As we approach the conference season, the next few months will feature key note speakers from the …

Applying for Jobs

On CVs (2): CV tips on the internet

As part of our Launching Your Career feature, we share tips on academic CVs, Cover Letters, Interviews and the Job Application Process overall. We recently discussed structuring your CV – now here are some follow up tips found on various internet websites. — There are plenty of websites to give you guidance for writing a CV. Some …

Thinking about Research

Resistance: a genre of history, by Professor Rod Kedward

Professor Rod Kedward has made his mark on French history, and it is with great pleasure that we can post a piece about his latest projects and passions: the resistance. Rod Kedward has written extensively about the resistance in France, and he has been heavily involved in setting up a centre for Resistance Studies at the …

Feature Archive

Feature Archive: Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail, Roubaix

Every month we bring you a different archive which has recently been useful to a French historian. This month, Will Clement, a doctoral student from St John’s College, Oxford, tells us about his latest research trip to the Archives Nationales du Monde Travail in Roubaix. Aside from being located in a beautiful cattle in Northern France, …

ASMCF/SSFH Post-Grad Study Day, Writing and Publishing

Getting Published in an Academic Journal

Penny Roberts (Warwick) recently gave a great talk at the ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Studies Day at the University of Exeter. As co-editor of French History, her tips on getting published in academic journals are … well.. priceless. Here is a transcript of her talk – thanks for sharing, Penny!  — I don’t need to tell you, but …