Tag: france

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 …

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, …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Transnational Solidarity

Date & Place: Monday 20 February, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speaker: Nicolas Delalande (Sciences Po) Paper Title: Transnational solidarity between French, British, and European workers at the time of the First International (1860s and 1870s) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). What is solidarity made of? This was a …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: David Hopkin, Cinderella of the Breton Polders

  Date & Place: Monday 3rd October, Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: David Hopkin (Oxford) Paper Title: Cinderella of the Breton Polders: The Stories of a Teenage Farm Servant Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). Virginie Desgranges was born in …

Present Concerns

Boris Sarkozy and Nigel Le Pen: the Europe of our Nightmares?

Daniel Gordon, from Edge Hill University, thinks about the upcoming EU referendum… Brexit or no Brexit? and what is happening to Europe? *** On the eve of the UK’s EU referendum there’s a comparison from recent French history going round and round in my head that I think might shed some light on where we …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Itay Lotem, Memories of Colonialism in Britain and France

Date & Place: Monday 14 March, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Itay Lotem (QMUL) Paper Title: Memories of Colonialism in Britain and France Chair: Rob Priest (RHUL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save).   Concepts of national memory are at once seductively simple and extraordinarily complex. …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Alison Carrol, The Return of Alsace to France in 1918

Date & Place: Monday 15 February, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Alison Carrol (Brunel) Paper Title: The Return of Alsace to France in 1918 Chair: Andrew Smith (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). Borders are curious things. Alison Carrol began by discussing how borders were, as …