Tag: liberation

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Jennifer Sessions

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. We’re excited to welcome Jen Sessions as the first subject of 2016-17. Jen is Associate Professor of …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Caroline Campbell, Transforming the Radical Right in France and North Africa

Date & Place: Monday 1 February, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Caroline Campbell (University of North Dakota) Paper Title: Transforming the Radical Right in France and North Africa: Gender, Race, and Religion in the Croix de Feu and Parti Social Français, 1927-1945 Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Robert Gildea, ‘The French Resistance: Myth, Memory and Narrative’

Date & Place: Monday 4 January, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Robert Gildea (Oxford) Paper Title: ‘The French Resistance: Myth, Memory and Narrative’ Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). Robert Gildea introduced the ideas of his new book to a packed early January …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Hanna Diamond, ‘Paris and its liberation: photography, memory and the Second World War’

Date & Place: Monday 14 December, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Hanna Diamond (Cardiff) Paper Title: ‘Paris and its liberation: photography, memory and the Second World War’ Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL) Hanna Diamond introduced new research which considered the importance of the visual record of the Liberation. She stressed how the events in …