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Tenth Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture in French History.


The Society for the Study of French History

and

The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France

and

Institut Français, Royaume-Uni

Present:

The Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture,
Monday 13th January 2020.

Free French Food: Dining Out With the Free French in Wartime London

Professor Debra Kelly (University of Westminster)

Venue:

La Médiathèque, Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 2DT

Tickets:

Tickets are available from the Institut Français website at the following link:

https://www.institut-francais.org.uk/events-calendar/whats-on/talks/dining-out-with-the-free-french-in-wartime-london/

At the same time as bringing rupture and change in the composition of the French ‘colony’ in London, the Second World War provides a pivotal point that looks backwards to the London French restaurant culture established in the 19thand early 20th centuries, and also forwards to the twenty-first. Professor Debra Kelly (University of Westminster) will discuss how familiar war-time tales of culinary privations mask other stories of plenty and paradox, and not least when we sit down at the table with the Free French in war-time London.

 

 

 

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Previous Lectures:

The First Douglas Johnson Annual Lecture:
Julian Jackson (Queen Mary University of London), 'The Century of Charles de Gaulle' (November 2010).
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The Second Douglas Johnson Annual Lecture:
Professor Richard Thomson (Edinburgh University), 'New Wine in Old Bottles: Adapting and Abusing Tradition in French Visual Culture, 1880-1910' (January 2012).
[details and podcast of event]


The Third Douglas Johnson Annual Lecture:
Professor Ruth Harris, (New College, Oxford), 'Rolland, Gandhi and Madeleine Slade: Spiritual Politics, France and the Wider World' (January 2013).
[details and podcast of event]

The Fourth Douglas Johnson Annual Lecture:
Professor Andrew Knapp, (University of Reading), 'Bombing and Memory: Britain and France, 1940-1945' (January 2014).
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The Fifth Douglas Johnson Annual Lecture:
Professor John Horne, (Trinity College Dublin), 'Myth or Model? The French Revolution in the Great War' (January 2015).
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The Sixth Douglas Johnson Annual Lecture:
Professor Siân Reynolds, (University of Stirling), 'Children of the Revolutionaries' (January 2016).
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The Seventh Douglas Johnson Annual Lecture:
Professor Colin Jones (Queen Mary), 'Rethinking Robespierre and the French Revolutionary Terror' (January 2017).
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The Eighth Douglas Johnson Annual Lecture:
Professor Malcolm Crook (Keele), 'How the British and French Learned to Vote' (January 2018).
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The Ninth Douglas Johnson Annual Lecture:
Professor Máire Cross (Newcastle University), 'Too Hot to Handle? Flora Tristan (1803-1844) Campaigner for Gender Equlality' (January 2019).
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