ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day: registration and programme

University of Exeter, Saturday 7 March 2015
Theme: The Local and the Global

Registration is now open for the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and The Society for the Study of French History’s Postgraduate Study Day. Please find below the full programme and registration details. Practical information about how to get to Exeter and where to stay can be found here.


9:30am: Registration & Coffee

10:00am: Welcome & Housekeeping

10:15am: Professional Development

  • Joanna Warson (Portsmouth): Preparing for your viva
  • Jenny McCall (Palgrave Macmillan): Turning your thesis into a monograph

11:15am: Coffee

11:30am: Professional Development

  • Penny Roberts (Warwick, Co-Editor of French History): Getting published in a journal
  • Ludivine Broch/Alison Carrol (French History Network): Using social media

12:30pm: Keynote Address

Claire Eldridge (Southampton): ‘The Local, the Global and the Colonial: Connecting Memories of the Algerian War of Independence’

1:30pm: Lunch

2:15pm: Parallel Session One

Panel A: History & Politics in the Urban Environment

  • Will Clement (St John’s, Oxford): Local reformers and international innovations: the cités ouvrières of nineteenth-century Mulhouse
  • Ravi Hensman (Manchester): ‘Sous les pavés, le béton’. Activism and local governance in La Courneuve, 1959-1973
  • Rebecca Shtasel (Sussex): Betrayal and Collaboration: trade union leaders in occupied Le Havre

Panel B: Representations of Francophone Africa

  • David Cummings (Queen’s, Belfast): ‘Algériens nous sommes!’: Social class, space and settler identity in French Algeria
  • Wabiy Salawu (Kent, Canterbury): Une étude comparée: les plaies de la société comme facteurs de dénonciation dans le roman francophone du XIXe au XXe siècle
  • Monika Kukolova (Manchester):  Abderrahmane Sissako’s West Africa: Between the West and the East

3:30pm: Coffee

3:45pm: Parallel Session Two

Panel C: Negotiating Identity through Language & Text

  • Adrian Chrimes (Exeter): Negotiating identity through language in the Brittany Margin
  • Houssaine Rifai (Kénitra, Morocco): Traduction et littérature au Maroc à l’ère de la colonisation française
  • Jordi Cassan (Clermont-2, France): La globalisation, un concept de dominés peu à même de penser l’articulation actuel entre globalité et localité : l’exemple du rugby


Panel D: France & the World: Colonial & Postcolonial Approaches

  • Erin O’Halloran (St Antony’s, Oxford): France in Lebanon, 1982 – 1984: Two Peacekeeping Deployments
  • Kelsey Suggitt (Portsmouth): The Importance of Land under French Colonial Rule: The case of the Organisation Commune des Régions Sahariennes
  • Roel van der Velde (Portsmouth): Should the spread of French military doctrine of Guerre Révolutionnaire be understood transnationally?

5:00pm: Closing Remarks


To register for this event, please visit:

The deadline for registration is Friday 27 February. Registration is free of charge, but you must be a member of either the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France or The Society for the Study of French History to attend the conference. Both societies offer affordable rates for postgraduates with membership benefits. Please indicate on the registration form which society you are/intend to become a member of.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organising committee at:

You can download a poster for the study day here: Programme Poster-1  Please consider putting one up in your department to advertise the event!

Organising Committee: Stacie Allan (Bristol), Ellen Crabtree (Newcastle), Lori Lee Oates (Exeter), Mason Norton (Edge Hill/Rouen)




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