Full schedule for French History @ the IHR – 2019/2020

We are delighted to announce an exciting programme of seminars for the academic year 2019/2020. As ever, we will do our best to summarise seminars so that people can get a sense of the event and, where speakers are willing, try to record events for release on the website. You can read summaries for previous events by clicking here.

You can find more information at the IHR website, including information on venues. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.

All enquiries to Andrew W.M. Smith (a.smith@chi.ac.uk) and Ludivine Broch (L.Broch@westminster.ac.uk).

Organising Committee: Julian Jackson (QMUL), Colin Jones (QMUL), Iain Stewart (UCL), Alison Carrol (Brunel), Charlotte Faucher (University of Manchester), Ludivine Broch (Westminster), Robert D. Priest (Royal Holloway, University of London), Andrew W.M. Smith (Chichester), Daniel Lee (Sheffield), Julia Nicholls (KCL) and James Connolly (UCL).

07/10/19 Roundtable discussion of Richard Carswell’s The Fall of France in the Second World War: History and Memory (London: Palgrave, 2019). Featuring Emily Hooke (Southampton), Chris Millington (Man Met), Richard Vinen (KCL)
21/10/19 Renée Poznanski (Ben-Gurion, University of the Negev), Jewish, French and/or Transnational? Jews in the fight against Occupation in WWII France
18/11/19 Joe Clarke (TCD), Making Sense of Revolution: Providence and Politics in Revolutionary France
02/12/19 Ian Stewart (QMUL), Linguistic Scholarship, the Celts, and the National Origins of France, c.1750-c.1830.
13/01/20 Debra Kelly (Westminster/KCL), Title TBC, SSFH/ASMCF Annual Douglas Johnson Lecture – IFRU
27/01/20 Jonathan Smyth (Birkbeck), Revelation and Revolution – Prophets and revolutionaries in France from 1750 to 1860 in conjunction with the European History 1500-1800 seminar
10/02/20 Iain Stewart (UCL), A Liberal Retreat from Empire? Rethinking Raymond Aron on Decolonization and the End of Ideology
24/02/20 Dan Callwood (Civil Service), David et Jonathan: Christian faith and Gay Liberation, 1971-1983
02/03/20 Roundtable on ‘Witnessing Terror: French Revolutionary Prints, 1793-4’. Discussants: Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley (Exeter), Colin Jones (QMUL), Simon Macdonald (QMUL), Richard Taws (UCL). Held at UCL Art Gallery in conjunction with the European History 1500-1800 seminar
16/03/20 Sandrine Sanos (Texas A&M), Memory’s Histories after the Holocaust: French Cultural Imaginaries during the Algerian War of Independence, 1959-1962. In conjunction with the Modern Jewish History seminar
27/04/20 Anna-Louise Milne (ULIP), A long(er) history of an ‘abcès de fixation’: Community Networks, food distributions and migration in North-East Paris
11/05/20 Roundtable discussion on the Gilets Jaunes in historical perspective. Featuring: Julia Nicholls (KCL), Inès Hassen (Leicester), Samuel Hayat (CNRS)
08/06/20 Katie McDonough (The Alan Turing Institute/QMUL), How to Build a Road: Coercive Labor, Public Works, and Provincial Power Struggles in 18th c. Brittany
22/06/20 Rachel Chin (Glasgow), ‘True France’: The Battle to Represent the French Nation during the Second World War



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