Modern French History

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

Time: Mondays 17:30

Convenor: All enquiries to Andrew W.M. Smith ( and Ludivine Broch (

Organising Committee: Julian Jackson (QMUL), Colin Jones (QMUL), Iain Stewart (UCL), Alison Carrol (Brunel), Charlotte Faucher (University of Manchester),  Ludivine Broch (Westminster), Robert D. Priest (Royal Holloway, University of London), Andrew W.M. Smith (Chichester), Daniel Lee (Sheffield), Julia Nicholls (KCL)

Autumn Term 2018
DateSeminar details
8 October
From the Second Empire’s Chambre des députés to the Revolution’s Archives parlementaires: The Life and Labors of Jérôme Mavidal and Emile Laurent, editors.
Rebecca Spang (Indiana)
Room 246, Second Floor

17 October
Empire of taste: French commodities and global power in the nineteenth century
David Todd (King's College London)
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

29 October
French May, 1958-1968
Grey Anderson (Sciences Po)
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

12 November
Maurice Thorez in the Biographical Matrix
John Bulaitis (Canterbury Christ Church)
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

26 November
Roundtable on 'The experience of occupation in the Nord, 1914-18'
James Connolly (UCL), Alison Fell (Leeds), Julian Jackson (QMUL), Heather Jones (UCL)
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

10 December
1968 in France: general strike, new practices, new hopes
Ludivine Bantigny (Université de Rouen)
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR