French History @IHR: Andrew WM Smith on Uprooting Identity in the Languedoc

Date & Place: Monday 29th April, in the IOE Bedford Way, Room 784. Speakers: Dr Andrew WM Smith (Chichester) Paper Title: Uprooting identity: European Integration, political realignment, and the wine of the Languedoc (1984-2014) To listen to a recording of the event, click here (right click to save as MP3) Andrew Smith introduced a paper based on an article […]

French History @ IHR: Andrew Smith, Terror and Terroir

Date & Place: Monday 31st October, Pollard Room, IHR, North block, Senate House Speakers: Andrew WM Smith (UCL), Máire Cross (Newcastle), Julian Jackson (QMUL), Kathy Burk (UCL) Paper Title: Roundtable on Terror and terroir: the winegrowers of the Languedoc and modern France (Manchester University Press, 2016) Chair: Iain Stewart (UCL) Click HERE to listen to an mp3 recording of the paper (right click to […]

Blood and Wine: The Gun Fight at Montredon 40 Years on

On 4 March 1976 at Montredon-des-Corbières, close to Narbonne, winegrower Emile Pouytès and CRS officer Commander Joel Le Goff were shot and killed, during the course of a demonstration which turned into a violent stand-off. Another 17 people were hospitalised with injuries from the disastrous fire-fight. The confluence of blood and wine drew a significant […]