Applying for Jobs

On Cover Letters (1): structuring your cover letter

In order to help you in your application process, we recently discussed how to structure your CV (see here http://frenchhistorysociety.co.uk/blog/?p=342) but that is only part of the work. A really strong Cover Letter is key. Indeed, if the CV can be cut-and-pasted quite easily, the Cover Letter cannot be overly generic. Each application will have its own specificities …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Dr Penny Roberts

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. March’s post features Dr Penny Roberts, Associate Professor (Reader) in History and Director of the Centre for …

French History @ the IHR

French History @IHR: Astrid Swenson, The Rise of Heritage: Preserving the Past in France, Germany and England, 1789-1914 (CUP, 2013)

Date & Place: Monday 9 February, at the IHR, London. Speaker: Astrid Swenson (Brunel University) Paper Title: Book Launch for Astrid Swenson, The Rise of Heritage: Preserving the Past in France, Germany and England, 1789-1914 (CUP, 2013) with Comments from Richard Evans (Cambridge) & Peter Mandler (Cambridge) Chair: Alison Carrol (Brunel) Why do we care about the past? …

Feature Archive

Feature Archive: French Archives on Environmental and Animal History

by Chris Pearson (University of Liverpool) — My research on modern France lies in environmental and animal history. Both these approaches explore the changing relationships between humans and nonhumans, including shifting attitudes towards mountains, rivers, forests and other environments, human uses and abuses of animals, and the human causes and consequences of environmental modification, such …

Historians, Social Media and the Internet

Twitter, academia and me

by Laura O’Brien (University of Sunderland – @lrbobrien) see author bio below — A couple of weeks ago a colleague and I were talking about small group seminars, and how to keep them ‘fresh’. As we swapped tips and discussed past successes and failures, I mentioned a similar conversation that had taken place on Twitter a …

Applying for Jobs

On Writing CVs (1): Structuring your CV

  What categories should your CV contain ? What information do you include ? Do you need to insert things like book reviews, or is that just weird ? Does house-sitting for your supervisor count as ‘professional activities’? Well, the answer to that last one is probably ‘no’. Or at least, that information does not need to be …

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

CFP: ASMCF North West Postgraduate Workshop

CALL FOR PAPERS ASMCF North West Postgraduate Workshop “Divisions” University of Liverpool Wednesday 10th June 2015   The third ASMCF North West annual Postgraduate Workshop will be held again this year at the University of Liverpool. All MA and PhD students researching in areas relating to modern and contemporary France and the French-speaking world are …

ASMCF/SSFH Post-Grad Study Day

ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day: practical information

Lori Lee Oates has put together some practical information to assist those attending the Postgraduate Study Day on 7 March. Don’t forget to register here by 27 February! The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) and Society for the Study of French History (SSFH) are pleased to welcome speakers and delegates …

ASMCF/SSFH Post-Grad Study Day

ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day: registration and programme

University of Exeter, Saturday 7 March 2015 Theme: The Local and the Global Registration is now open for the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and The Society for the Study of French History’s Postgraduate Study Day. Please find below the full programme and registration details. Practical information about how to get …