Tag: Nineteenth-century

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French Historians under the spotlight: Julian Wright

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. Julian Wright is Professor of History at Northumbria University and co-editor of French History (his co-editor Penny …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Joan Wallach Scott

Welcome to a new academic year of 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. Joan Wallach Scott is professor emerita in the School of Social Science …

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: 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 …

ASMCF/SSFH Post-Grad Study Day, Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: PhD takeover

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. To tie in with the Annual Postgraduate Study Day, this month’s interview is a Postgraduate takeover! We …

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French Historians under the spotlight: Philip Nord

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 we hear from Philip Nord, Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and Director, Shelby …

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 …

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 …

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French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Robert Gildea

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. Continuing with our current spotlight on speakers at the SSFH 2016 conference, this month’s subject is Robert …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Harry Stopes, Politics of the Regional Opera in Lille, 1881-1896

Date & Place: Monday 28 February, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Harry Stopes (UCL) Paper Title: ‘Lydéric, sauveur de Flandres’: The Politics of the Regional Opera in Lille, 1881-1896 Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL)   In Britain today the Royal Opera House lambasts our philistine politicians for being ‘scared to show their faces’ …