The Steering Committee of the Society for the Study of French
The committee runs the day-to-day affairs of the society and
frequently responds to requests and proposals from other organisations
and individuals. Recent work of this kind includes providing
views on archival policy and preservation; lodging concerns
with libraries and archives over archive closures and acquisitions
policy; lobbying funding councils (the AHRC in particular).
The committee meets twice a year, once in January and once
at the annual conference. Its membership consists of the trustees,
the officers and committee members, including postgraduate
representatives. Elections of officers and committee members
take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Officers serve
for three years (dates of election/re-election are indicated
below, as appropriate). In accordance with the Society's
constitution, forthcoming vacancies are announced three weeks
before the AGM. Nominations for vacant positions may be forwarded
to the secretary, with an indication of the proposer and seconder
of the application concerned.
The trustees oversee the finances of the society, including
the Ralph Gibson Fund. They also adjudicate in the competitions
for the Postgraduate Research Grants, conference grants and
conference bursaries, and also in the case of applications
for the Overseas Scholarships award. They consult on matters
of strategic importance to the society.
There are currently eight Trustees:-
Professor Joe Bergin, University of Manchester (Joe.Bergin@manchester.ac.uk); Professor Malcolm Crook, Keele University (email@example.com);
Professor Mark Greengrass, University of Sheffield (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Professor Daniel Power, Swansea University (email@example.com);
Professor Máire Cross, Newcastle University (firstname.lastname@example.org); Dr Penny Roberts, University of Warwick (email@example.com); and Professor David Andress, University of Portsmouth (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Chair: chairs the committee meetings and the Annual General
Meeting of the society (which is held during the conference);
corresponds with outside bodies on behalf of the society.
Chair: Professor Máire Cross, Newcastle University, email@example.com 
Secretary: organises the committee meetings and the AGM; acts
as a conduit between committee members; publicises and processes
applications for the Postgraduate Research Grants and the Conference
Bursaries; assists the chair in the correspondence with other
organisations; ex-officio, on the editorial board of French
History. Current Secretary: Dr Andrew W M Smith, University College London
Treasurer: manages the society's finances; reports to
the AGM and the committee on the financial state of the society;
collects membership subscriptions; sends out the funds awarded
to successful applicants for the grants and conference bursaries.
Current Treasurer: Dr Karine Varley (Karine.Varley@strath.ac.uk)
Membership Secretary: maintains the membership lists; produces
the distribution list for the French Historian; receives and
processes applications for membership and helps to advertise
the society and its activities. Current Membership
Secretary: Dr Claire Eldridge, University of Leeds (C.Eldridge@leeds.ac.uk) 
Conference Officer: advises the annual conference organizer;
reports to the committee on the performance of the most recent
conference, on progress for the next one and finds venues and
organizers for future conferences; liaises with funding bodies
and other organizations over sponsorship and support. Current
Conference Officer: Dr Linda Briggs, University of Manchester (firstname.lastname@example.org) 
Editor of French History: manages the journal; reports
to the committee on progress in terms of copy, content, publication
schedule, subscriptions and future plans. Current Editor: Dr
Julian Wright (email@example.com) Current
Co-Editor of French History: Dr Penny Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Society News Editor: gathers and collates copy for the membership
newsletter in the society journal, French History. Current
Society News Editor: Dr Jessica Wardhaugh, University of Warwick J.Wardhaugh@warwick.ac.uk)
Reviews Editor of French History: manages the solicitation
and production of book reviews for the journal; reports to
the committee on flow of books for review and receipt of copy.
Current Reviews Editor: Dr Tim Baycroft, University
of Sheffield (email@example.com)
Editor of the Website and Social Media Officer: manages the website, liaising in particular
with the Editor of The SSFH Newsletter, the Secretary and the
Annual Conference Organiser; manages a range of social media used by the
Society, including Twitter
and Facebook, liaising with the Secretary. Current Website Editor: Dr William Pooley (Bristol) (William.Pooley@bristol.ac.uk) 
All-Ireland Liaison Officer: acts as the principal point of
contact for the Society on the island of Ireland with ordinary
Society members and Irish historical bodies and academic institutions.
Current Ireland Representative: Dr Joseph Clark, Trinity College
Dublin (firstname.lastname@example.org) 
Committee Members: attend committee meetings; discuss proposals
made by the trustees and the officers; consult on day-to-day
issues as they arise.
Current Committee Members (in addition to the officers of
the Society, as above):
Dr David Hopkin, Hertford College, University of Oxford (email@example.com) ; Dr Noelle Plack, Newman University, Birmingham (firstname.lastname@example.org) ; Professor Glenn Richardson, St Mary's University (email@example.com) ; Dr Laure Humbert, University of Manchester (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Postgraduate Members: represent the views of postgraduates to the
committee. Current Postgraduate Members: Will Clement, Oxford University (email@example.com) ; Anais Pedron, Queen Mary University of London (firstname.lastname@example.org) ; Samuel Wilkinson, University of Nottingham (Samuel.Wilkinson@nottingham.ac.uk).
SSFH Committee, July 2014
Independent Panels are convened to adjudicate the Society’s
Ralph Gibson Postgraduate Bursary award and also the undergraduate
Dissertation Prize Committee
Convenor:- Dr Noelle Plack (Newman), Dr Claire Eldridge (Leeds), Prof. Glenn Richardson (St Mary's).
The Ralph Gibson Award
Convenor:- Dr Sandy Wilkinson (UCD), Dr David Hopkin (Oxford) and Professor Kevin Passmore (Cardiff)