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‘On this day’ – 21 May 1942 The Riom Trial

« Source gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France »   The historical debate between Raymond Aron and Robert O. Paxton on Vichy France, continues, by proxy, in current academia. While Aron argued that collaboration was forced on Vichy by the Nazis, Paxton maintains that collaboration was ‘a French proposal, that was ultimately rejected by Hitler’. These holistic …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: PhD takeover II

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: Leora Auslander

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. Leora Auslander is Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor of Western Civilization in the College and the Department …

New Directions in Research and Methodology

Strategy or Sincerity? Studying Letters of French Jews to the Vichy Government

In the second of three new posts in our ongoing series ‘New Directions in French History’, Florence Largillière (Queen Mary) explores the letters French Jews wrote to the Vichy government during the Second World War, asking ‘how should historians look at these letters, since they give a convenient version of the reality, and hide many sides of …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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: 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 …