Tag: French Revolution

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Reliving the Terror

Date & Place: Monday 23 January, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speaker: Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley (University of Exeter) Paper Title: Reliving the Terror: print culture, revolutionary history, divided communities during the later 1790s Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley came to the IHR recently to give a riveting paper on the impact of the 1793-94 Terror on the ‘late 1790s’. Fairfax-Cholmeley …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: David Andress on Globalizing French History in the Age of Revolutions

Date & Place: Monday 16 May, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Professor David Andress (Portsmouth) Paper Title: Globalizing French History in the Age of Revolutions: necessary step, or step too far? (1763-1848) Chair: Professor Colin Jones (QMUL)   The nation remains one of the most adaptable, creative, and dangerous appeals in …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Dr Tom Stammers

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. The first interview of 2016 is with Dr Tom Stammers, Lecturer in Modern European History at Durham. …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Siân Reynolds

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. This month’s interview is with Professor Siân Reynolds. Born in Cardiff, Siân Reynolds taught at the universities …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Julia Nicholls on Revolution

  Date & Place: Monday 16 November, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Julia Nicholls (QMUL) Paper Title: ‘The Revolution is over, long live revolution: history, science and social change in post-Commune revolutionary thought’ Chair: Iain Stewart (QMUL) The long shadow of the French Revolution has often clouded the way we view we have …

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French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Dave Andress

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. November’s interview is with Professor Dave Andress, Associate Dean and Professor of Modern History at the University …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Colin Jones on Robespierre

Date & Place: Monday 19 October, in the Athlone Room, Senate House. Joint session between European History 1500-1800 with Modern French Seminar. Speakers: Colin Jones (QMUL) Paper Title: `What did Robespierre really want? Thoughts on 9 Thermidor’ Chair: Julian Swann (Birkbeck) ‘What did Robespierre really want?’ In this question we are faced with the quandary of how exactly to …

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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 …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Colin Jones

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. April’s post features Prof. Colin Jones CBE, Professor of History at QMUL who is currently Carl and …