Tag: Twentieth century

Under the Spotlight

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 …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Richard J. Golsan

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 forthcoming SSFH conference in July, this month’s subject …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Margaret Atack

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. May’s subject, Margaret Atack, is Professor of French at the University of Leeds. Prof. Atack is one …

Voices of ECRs

Voices of Early Career Researchers: Anna Konieczna

Welcome back to ‘Voices of Early Career Researchers’, a monthly feature on the French History Network blog. Each month we’ll post a short interview with an Early Career Researcher of French History, giving you an insight of the different paths that ECRs are following after their PhDs in and outside of academia: what do the …

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. …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Mary Lou Roberts

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. Going under the spotlight in April is Mary Lou Roberts, Professor of History at the University of …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Dr Chris Millington

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 Dr Chris Millington, Senior Lecturer in History at Swansea. Chris’s latest book France …

Thinking about Research

Blood and Wine: The Gun Fight at Montredon 40 Years on

On 4 March 1976 at Montredon-des-Corbières, close to Narbonne, winegrower Emile Pouytès and CRS officer Commander Joel Le Goff were shot and killed, during the course of a demonstration which turned into a violent stand-off. Another 17 people were hospitalised with injuries from the disastrous fire-fight. The confluence of blood and wine drew a significant …

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 …

French History @ the IHR

French History @ IHR: Luc Brunet, ‘Industrial organisation and Franco-German integration from Vichy to the ECSC’

Date & Place: Monday 18 January, in the Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House Speakers: Luc Brunet (EUI) Paper Title: ‘D’une Europe à l’autre: Industrial organisation and Franco-German integration from Vichy to the European Coal and Steel Community’ Chair: Andrew Smith (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to save). Continuities between …