History seminars at the IHR

Modern French History

Convenor: Alison Carrol (Brunel) enquiries to: alison.carrol@brunel.ac.uk

Organising Committee:  Alison Carrol (Brunel), Juilan Jackson (QMUL), Colin Jones (QMUL), Iain Stewart (QMUL), Ludivine Broch (Westminster), Robert D. Priest (Royal Holloway, University of London), Andrew W.M. Smith (UCL) 

Venue: Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Senate House

Time: Monday, 5.30pm

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
5 October Nation, State and Citizenship in Contemporary France

Emile Chabal (University of Edinburgh)

A roundtable discussion of Emile Chabal's A Divided Republic, with responses from Julian Jackson, James McDougall, Claire Eldridge and David Priestland 

19 October What did Robespierre really want

Colin Jones (Queen Mary, University of London)

Thoughts on 9 Thermidor

16 November The Revolution is over, long live revolution

Julia Nichols (Queen Mary, University of London)

history, science and social change in post-Commune revolutionary thought'

30 November Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Rob Priest (Royal Holloway)

A roundtable discussion of Rob Priest’s The Gospel according to Renan

Guest speakers to be confirmed.

14 December Paris and its liberation

Hannah Diamond (University of Cardiff)

photography, memory and the Second World War'

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
4 January Rewriting the French Resistance

Robert Gildea (Oxford)

18 January TBC

Itay Lotem (Queen Mary, University of London)

1 February TBC


15 February TBC


29 February TBC


14 March TBC

Luc Brunet (LSE)

Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
18 April TBC

Laura O’Brien (University of Sunderland)

16 May Globalising French History in the Age of Revolutions

David Andress (University of Portsmouth)

Essential Step, or Step too Far

13 June TBC

Valerie Deacon (NYU)

27 June New Perspectives in French History Postgraduate Event