Robespierre speaks!

Revisiting the Testimony of 9 Thermidor (27 July 1794) We are delighted to feature this guest blog from Professor Colin Jones FBA CBE. Colin has published widely on the French Revolution and the history of medicine. His latest book, The Fall of Robespierre: 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris, published by Oxford University Press, will appear […]

French History @IHR: Jonathan Smyth on Revelation & Revolution in France 1730-1830

Date and Place: Monday 27th January 2019 in the Chadwick Building, UCL Speaker: Jonathan Smyth (Birkbeck) Paper Title: Revelation & Revolution in France 1730-1830 Chair: Andrew WM Smith In this wide-ranging paper, Jonathan Smyth explored his new project building on his previous book Robespierre and the Festival of the Supreme Being (Manchester University Press, 2018). […]

French History @IHR: Joseph Clarke on Providence and Politics in Revolutionary France

Date and Place: Monday 18th November 2019 in the IOE, Bedford Way, Room 728 Speaker: Joseph Clarke (Trinity College Dublin) Paper Title: Making Sense of Revolution – Providence and Politics in Revolutionary France Chair: Andrew WM Smith On 18 November 2019, the IHR Modern French history seminar welcomed Dr Joseph Clarke from Trinity College Dublin, […]

French History @ IHR: Colin Jones on Robespierre

Date & Place: Monday 19 October, in the Athlone Room, Senate House. Joint session between European History 1500-1800 with Modern French Seminar. Speakers: Colin Jones (QMUL) Paper Title: `What did Robespierre really want? Thoughts on 9 Thermidor’ Chair: Julian Swann (Birkbeck) ‘What did Robespierre really want?’ In this question we are faced with the quandary of how exactly to […]