Applying for Jobs

Applying for Fellowships in Europe: Postdocs in France (repost)

This is a repost from 2016 when Dr Tom Williams discussed the postdoc job market in France. Tom Williams is currently a maître de conferences in British history at the University of Angers. What did you do your PhD on? I did my a DPhil (Oxford, 2010) on the political uses of the past in French-German border …

PhDs Outside Academia, Voices of ECRs

Voices of ECRs: Alison Ray

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 History, giving you an insight of the different paths that recent PhD holders are following in and outside academia. We invite our interviewees to share …

French History @ the IHR, Present Concerns

French History @ IHR: A Discussion of the French Presidential Election

Date & Place: Monday 15 May, Wolfson Room, IHR, London Speakers: Sue Collard (University of Sussex); Sonia Delesalle-Stoper (UK Correspondant for Liberation); Mayanthi Fernando (University of California, Santa Cruz); Sudhir Hazareesingh (University of Oxford); Imen Neffati (University of Sheffield) Session chaired by Daniel Lee (University of Sheffield. Roundtable Topic: A Discussion of the French Presidential Elections Click HERE to …

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

CFP: A DATE WITH HISTORY. Historical Perspectives on Europe

The French Embassy and the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni are launching this year a new collaboration with York Festival of Ideas – A Date with History. Bringing together leading historians from France and the UK, A Date with History will focus on a specific theme each year; this inaugural event will provide historical perspectives on Europe. In …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: John Merriman

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. John Merriman is Charles Seymour Professor of History at Yale. Next month John is one of the …

PhDs Outside Academia, Voices of ECRs

Voices of ECRs: Claire Trévien.

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 History, giving you an insight of the different paths that recent PhD holders are following in and outside academia. We invite our interviewees to share …

Present Concerns

Polls opening, polls closing: Changes and Continuities in La Presidentielle 2017

Dr Andrew Smith (UCL) is a regular guest commentator on Sky News to discuss the French presidential race. On the eve-eve of the first round, he gives one final look at the situation, outlining the trajectories and hurdles of the key candidates whilst also questioning how ‘novel’ their projects really are. There have been a lot of polls lately. Polls for …

Present Concerns, Writing and Publishing

Adapting Marivaux’s L’Ile des Esclaves in 2017

A guest post by Dr Geoff Levett on French classical theatre, translation and adaptation. One of the things that never occurred to me until this year was that I might end up adapting a play by Marivaux for the stage. Marivaux’s L’Ile des Esclaves is a one-act play first performed by the Comédiens Italiens in 1725. It …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: The Maginot Line

Date & Place: Monday 27 February, Institute of Education, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL Speaker: Kevin Passmore (Cardiff) Paper Title: The Maginot Line in politics, society and culture Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). The Maginot Line has been the subject of a lot of myth-making, …