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Seventh 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 30th January 2017.

Rethinking Robespierre and the French Revolutionary Terror

Professor Colin Jones(Queen Mary)

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Venue:

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

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In this year's Douglas Johnson Lecture, Professor Colin Jones CBE FBA (Queen Mary University of London) will discuss new approaches to Robespierre and the Terror during the French Revolution.

Colin Jones is a social and cultural historian of France and has written extensively about the history of France, including Paris. Biography of a City (2004), Madame de Pompadour: Images of a Mistress (2002), The Great Nation: France, 1715-99 (2002), and A Cultural Revolution: Britain and France, 1750-1820 (2002). His most recent book is The Smile Revolution in 18th Century Paris (2014).

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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