Conference Registration: Beyond De Gaulle and beyond London: New approaches to the history of the Free French and the external Resistance

June 4, 2016.

University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP)

11 Rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris, France

Conference organised by ULIP, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Manchester

Papers will be delivered in French or English.

The event is free, but you need to register (before May 29).

Further information:;

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9.00 Arrival

9.15 – 9.30: Welcome – Laure Humbert (University of Manchester) and Charlotte Faucher (Queen Mary, University of London)

9.30– 11.00 Session I – Reassessing cultural and medical resistance

Chair: Charlotte Faucher (QMUL)

Jean-Marc Dreyfus (University of Manchester) – A delegate of the French medical elite? André Mayer in New York, 1940-1945

Janet Horne (University of Virginia) – Global Culture Fronts: The Alliance Française and the Cultural Propaganda of the Free French

Kenneth Munro and Patricia Prestwich (University of Alberta) – A Wartime Partnership: The Free French Movement in Canada.

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.45 Session II – Violence, Persecution and Exclusion

Chair: Jean-Marc Dreyfus (University of Manchester)

Renée Poznanski  (Ben Gurion University) – L’image de la France et/ou la perception des Français: La Résistance extérieure et la persécution des Juifs

Iain Stewart (UCL) – The Other Free French: La France Libre, anti-Gaullism and the Issue of Press Freedom in Wartime Britain

Geraud Letang (Sciences Po Paris) – Traque impériale et répression impossible? Vichy face aux Français Libres du Tchad

12.45-13.45: Lunch

13.45- 15.15 Session III – Reassessing Free France’s relations with its Allies

Chair: Laure Humbert (University of Manchester)

Andrew Knapp (University of Reading) –The Free French and the Allied bombing of France

Guillaume Pollack (Paris I) – Résister sous les tropiques: les réseaux de résistance en Indochine (1940-1945).

Raphaële Balu (Université de Caen-Normandie) – A l’interface entre France libre, maquis de France et Alliés (1943-1944) : acteurs et réseaux d’une coopération

15.15-15.30: Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00 Session IV Return and Legacies

Chair: Andrew Knapp (University of Reading)

Angela Kershaw (University of Birmingham) – Translating the Resistance: the Army of Shadows in New York

Guillaume Piketty (Sciences Po Paris) – Du Capitole à la Roche tarpéienne?

Nina Wardleworth (University of Leeds) – The documentary as a site of commemoration: Filming the veterans of the Resistance in the French Empire

17.00 – 18.00 Keynote: Professor Emmanuelle Loyer (Sciences Po Paris): Sous les pavés la Résistance.

Moderator: Anna-Louise Milne (ULIP)

18.00 – 18.30 Reflections on the day – closing remarks: Professor Julian Jackson (QMUL)

18.30 Wine reception




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