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Sixth 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,
Wednesday 13 January 2016.

Children of the Revolutionaries

Professor Siân Reynolds (University of Stirling)

 

Venue:

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

 

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Born in Cardiff, Siân Reynolds taught at the universities of Sussex and Edinburgh before being appointed to the Chair of French at Stirling (1990-2004). Since taking early retirement, she has acted as consultant for the School, while continuing with research and translation.

Among recent publications, she was co-editor of the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (EUP, 2005), and authored Paris-Edinburgh: cultural connections in the Belle Epoque (Ashgate, 2007, shortlisted for the Saltire Society History Prize). Her latest book is  a double biography of two French revolutionaries:Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland (OUP 2012) 

She has translated many books on French history, including most of the works of Fernand Braudel. Recent translations include fiction by Virginie Despentes, Antonin Varenne and French crime novelist, Fred Vargas. Four Vargas translations have been awarded the Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger  (2006, 2007, 2009, 2013).  

She is currently Chair of the Scottish Working People’s History Trust, honorary vice-president of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, and honorary Fellow of the IGRS. In 2010 she was promoted Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, and in 2013 elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Clio, Femmes, Genre, Histoire, currently taking responsibility for the online English version.

Previous Lectures:

The First Douglas Johnson Annual Lecture:
The Society for the Study of French History and The Institute of Historical Research, London present:
Julian Jackson (Queen Mary University of London), 'The Century of Charles de Gaulle' (November 2010).
[details and video/podcast of event]


The Second Douglas Johnson Annual Lecture:
The Society for the Study of French History and The Institute of Historical Research, London present:
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:
The Society for the Study of French History and The Institute of Historical Research, London present:
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:
The Society for the Study of French History, the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and The Institute of Historical Research, London present:
Professor Andrew Knapp, (University of Reading), 'Bombing and Memory: Britain and France, 1940-1945' (January 2014).
[details and podcast of event]

 

The Fifth Douglas Johnson Annual Lecture:
The Society for the Study of French History, the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and The Institute of Historical Research, London present:
Professor John Horne, (Trinity College Dublin), 'Myth or Model? The French Revolution in the Great War' (January 2015).
[details and podcast of event]

 

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