Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Máire Cross

Welcome to ‘Under the spotlight’, the first of a series of monthly features on the French History Network blog. Each month we’ll post a short interview with a leading scholar of French History, showing a snapshot from academics’ lives: their passions, interests and reading suggestions – all summarised in less than ten minutes. To start …

French History @ the IHR

French History @IHR: Noelle Plack on wine and taxes

Date & Place: Monday 3 October, at the IHR, London. Speaker: Noelle Plack (Newman) Paper Title: Drinking and rebelling: the problems of tax revolt, intoxication and social control in Revolutionary Paris, 1789-91 Chair: Iain Stewart (QMUL) It was a real joy to welcome Noelle Plack for our first Modern French History Seminar of 2014-15, where she gave an extremely engaging …

Thinking about Research

Scribblers United: The Unexpected Joys of Doodling

by Andrew Smith (UCL) — As a contemporary historian, I don’t see many illuminated manuscripts. I don’t see many handwritten sources either, if I’m honest. Much of what I end up looking at is in the tidy, typewritten order of the 1940s and beyond. One of the most unexpected joys, therefore, is discovering the marginalia …

ASMCF/SSFH Post-Grad Study Day

A note from the SSFH Postgraduate Representatives

By Ellen Crabtree (Newcastle) and Lori Lee Oates (Exeter) — Welcome to the French History Network blog! This is just a note to introduce ourselves as the two postgraduate representatives on the Society for the Study of French History (SSFH) committee. The Society is keen to support the work of postgraduates who work on French …

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

French History Network Book Launch

Join us on 17 October 2014 to launch the FHN’s first edited volume, Broch& Carrol, France in an Era of Global War, 1914-45 (Palgrave, 2014) and the FHN Blog! Where? Fyvie Hall, 309 Regent Street, University of Westminster, London. When? 17 October 2014, from 15h to 18h30. Why? There will be drinks and nibbles after the event. But more seriously, come hear Robert Gildea, …