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The SSFH Annual Conference.

The Society for the Study of French History, Annual Conference 2019
‘Legacies’
8-9 July 2019, University of Leeds

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Keynote speakers:
Professor Barbara Diefendorf (Boston University, emeritus), ‘Uncivil Wars: Legacies of the Religious Conflicts in Early Modern France’

Professor Olivette Otele (Bath Spa University), ‘Race Matters: Education, Identity, Citizenship and Post Colonial Memories in 21st Century France’

Roundtable on ‘Legacies of the Women’s Movement’ featuring Professor Michelle Zancarini-Fournel (Université Lyon-1, emeritus) and Dr. Bibia Pavard (Université Paris II)

Call for papers:
Recent years have been replete with significant anniversaries of landmark events within French history: from the Reformation to the Centenary, Sétif and 1968. This conference invites reflections on the legacies of these and other important historical moments. What happened next to the men and women who lived through these events? How did they understand and deal with the after effects of the changes wrought within their families and communities? How were the structures as well as the material fabric of societies reconceptualised and rebuilt? What new configurations – political, economic, social – emerged? Were these changes ephemeral or enduring? How were such events represented and remembered? How have these historical moments echoed down the years and to what extent do they continue to shape life in France and in France’s former colonies?

We encourage people to interpret ‘legacies’ in the broadest possible terms, taking into account social, cultural, imperial, political, economic, military, gendered and other dimensions. Interventions tackling commemorative afterlives and contemporary resonances are also welcome.

In addition to the conference theme, we also invite papers or panels on any aspect of French history from the early medieval to the contemporary period and we welcome contributions that reflect the broad diversity of the history of France and its former colonial empire.

We particularly welcome contributions from postgraduates and ECRs, overseas scholars, and scholars from under-represented groups. Please note that the SSFH does not accept all-male panels. All the conference venues, including the accommodation, are accessible and we are very happy to discuss particular needs that participants might have and how we can best accommodate these.

Proposals should be for 20-minute papers in English or in French. Complete panel submissions consisting of three thematically linked papers are especially welcome. Each proposal should comprise a paper title, abstract of 300 words and a one-page CV in a single PDF or MS Word file. Proposals for complete panels will contain the same information for each participant, as well as an overall title for the panel.

Submissions should be emailed to ssfh2019@leeds.ac.uk
Queries should also be directed to this email address.

The deadline for abstracts is Monday 7 January 2019.

Organising Committee:
Claire Eldridge, Nina Wardleworth, Sara Barker, Jim House, Alison Fell, Rachel Utley, Jocelyn Evans

Contact email: ssfh2019@leeds.ac.uk

 

The Society for the Study of French History, Colloque annuel 2019
Thème du colloque: ‘Séquelles’
8-9 Juillet 2019, University of Leeds

Conférences plénières données par:
Professor Barbara Diefendorf (Boston University, émerité), ‘Uncivil Wars: Legacies of the Religious Conflicts in Early Modern France’

Professor Olivette Otele (Bath Spa University), ‘Race Matters: Education, Identity, Citizenship and Post-Colonial Memories in 21st Century France’

En table ronde Professor Michelle Zancarini-Fournel (Université Lyon-1, émérite) et Dr. Bibia Pavard (Université Paris II) au sujet ‘Des héritages du mouvement des femmes’ 

Appel à contributions:
Les dernières années ont été marquées par d’importants anniversaires d’événements marquants de l’histoire française: de la Réforme au Centenaire, à Sétif et à 1968. Cette conférence invite des contributions qui reflètent les héritages de ces moments historiques importants. Que s'est-il passé ensuite aux hommes et aux femmes qui ont vécu ces événements? Comment ont-ils compris et traité les répercussions des changements survenus au sein de leurs familles et de leurs communautés? Comment les structures et le tissu matériel des sociétés ont-ils été reconceptualisés et reconstruits? Quelles nouvelles configurations - politique, économique, sociale - ont émergé? Ces changements étaient-ils éphémères ou durables? Comment ces événements ont-ils été représentés et commémorés? Comment ces moments historiques ont-ils résonné au fil des ans et dans quelle mesure continuent-ils à façonner la vie en France et dans ses anciennes colonies?

Nous encourageons les participants à interpréter les «héritages» de la manière la plus large possible, en tenant compte des dimensions sociale, culturelle, impériale, politique, économique, militaire et autre. Les interventions sur les vies commémoratives et les résonances contemporaines sont également les bienvenues.

Outre le thème de la conférence, nous invitons également des communications ou des panels sur tous les aspects de l’histoire française, du début du Moyen Âge à l’époque contemporaine, et nous souhaitons recevoir des contributions reflétant la grande diversité de l’histoire de la France et de son ancien empire colonial.

Nous nous félicitons particulièrement des contributions des étudiants de troisième cycle et des universitaires en début de carrière, des universitaires étrangers et des universitaires des groupes sous-représentés. Veuillez noter que le SSFH n'accepte pas les panels composés exclusivement d'hommes. Tous les lieux de la conférence, y compris l'hébergement, sont accessibles et nous sommes très heureux de discuter des besoins particuliers des participants et de la manière dont nous pouvons le mieux répondre à ces besoins.

Les propositions de communication, pour une intervention de 20 minutes, composées d’un résumé de 300 mots sont à adresser au comité d’organisation, par mail. Pour les ‘panels', le titre, résumé de 300 mots pour chaque intervenant et d’une courte notice bio-bibliographique sont à adresser au comité d’organisation.

Les soumissions doivent être envoyées à ssfh2019@leeds.ac.uk
Les questions doivent également être adressées à cette adresse électronique.

La date limite pour les propositions est le lundi 7 janvier 2019.

Comité d’organisation: Claire Eldridge, Nina Wardleworth, Sara Barker, Jim House, Alison Fell, Rachel Utley, Jocelyn Evans

Adresse e-mail de contact: ssfh2019@leeds.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Past Annual Conferences:

32nd Annual Conference at University of Warwick.
Theme: Political Economy and Cultures of Inequality
[conference programme and details]

31st Annual Conference at University of Strathclyde.
Theme: France, Europe, and the World
[conference programme and details]

30th Annual Conference at University of Chichester.
Theme: High and Low Culture
[conference programme and details]

29th Annual Conference at University of St Andrews.
Theme: Turning Points in French History
[conference programme and details]

28th Annual Conference at St John’s College, Durham, from 10-12 July 2014.
Theme: History and the Senses
[conference programme and details]

27th Annual Conference at Cardiff University, Sunday 30 June to Tuesday 2 July 2013.
Theme: Solidarities, Entanglements and Conflict in French History.
[conference programme]

26th Annual Conference at King’s Manor, University of York, 1-3 July 2012.
Theme: France and Its Neighbours: Towards a Transnational History
[conference programme]
[watch video of plenary speakers]

25th Annual Conference at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, 14-15 July 2011.
Theme: Celebrating France
[conference overview] [draft programme].

24th Annual Conference at Newcastle University on 27-29 June 2010.
[Programme] [Abstract]

23rd Annual Conference at Trinity College Dublin, 29-30 June 2009
[Programme] [Conference Website]

22nd Annual Conference at the University of Aberystwyth, 3-4 July 2008
[Programme] [Abstract]

21st Annual Conference at the University of St Andrews, 1-3 July 2007
[Programme] [Conference Website]

20th Annual Conference at the University of Sussex, 3-4 July 2006
[Programme] [Abstract]

19th Annual Conference at the University of Southampton, 4-5 July 2005
[Programme] [Abstract]

18th Annual Conference at the University of Warwick, 1-2 April 2004
[Programme] [Abstract]

17th Annual Conference at the University of Nottingham, 10-11 April 2003
[Programme] [Abstract]

16th Annual Conference
2002 Programme

15th Annual Conference
2001 Programme

14th Annual Conference
2000 Programme

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1st Annual Conference at the University of Liverpool, April 1987.
Theme: 'The Growth of the French State'.

 

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