Tag: Paris

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …