H-France Salon Volume 9

Originating in 2009, H-France Salon is an interactive journal that welcomes proposals which will enhance the scholarly study of French history and culture.

We have salons available in print, video and webinar. For instructions on how to participate in future webinars, click here.

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H-France Salon

Volume 9 (2017), Issue 17,

Experiencing May '68 in France

Editor: Chris Reynolds, Nottingham Trent University

Assistant Editor: David Kammerling Smith, Eastern Illinois University

A Salon in 40 parts

 

As the 50th anniversary of May-June 1968 approaches, one can safely predict a continuation in the now traditional outpouring of interest that has been so important in helping shape the French collective memory of these seminal events. The anticipated commemorative surge will underscore the ongoing and durable legacy of“mai 68” as a watershed moment in the political, social, and cultural development of France as well as highlighting just how much debate remains over how 1968 should be understood and remembered. Central to shaping this narrative will be the experiences of those who were present at the time and whose stories of their diverse experiences go a long way to helping make sense of why 1968 remains such a focus of fascination 50 years later.

 

H-France has been developing several issues of H-France Salon on those events as its contribution to the decennial commemoration. We are delighted to share the first of these with you today.

 

Between fall 2016 and spring 2017, Chris Reynolds interviewed 22 academics from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France who experienced May-June 1968 in France. We present these interviews to you in two formats.  

 

First, we have created 18 thematic videos focused on important themes in debates around the events of 1968. We hope that many of you might find these thematic videos useful for teaching modules or seminars on 1968.  

 

Second, the full interviews with individual scholars are available as these might be of particular interest to scholars researching May 1968 and to those studying its continuing memory.    

 

Thematic Videos

Why in France?
Surprised?
How Involved?
A Foreigner in France?
Students and Workers
La Prise de Parole
Violence
Nationwide
International Zeitgeist
10  The Political Elites
11  Relief or Disappointment?
12  Back Home?
13  Consequences for France
14  Understanding of France?
15  Effects, Personal and Political
16  Effect on Scholarship
17  The Dominant Interpretation
18  Summary

 

Individual Videos
19  Carolyn A. Durham, The College of Wooster
20  Eric Freedman, Benjamin Cardozo Law School
21  William Kidd, University of Stirling
22  Alain Viala, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
23  Rosemary Lloyd, Indiana University
24  Timothy Tackett, University of California, Irvine
25  Marie-Elisabeth Deroches-Miles, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
26  Jim Freedman, Western University
27  Andrew Feenberg, Simon Fraser University
28  Bernard Roussel, l'École Practique des Hautes Études
29  Dennis Wood, University of Birmingham
30  John Hurt, University of Delaware
31  Gillian Thompson, University of New Brunswick
32  Donald Sutherland, University of Maryland
33  Yves Montenay, Président de l'Institut Culture Economie et Géopolitique
34  Mike Kelly, University of Southampton
35  Paul Werner, Ph.d., DSFS, Editor WOID and Publisher, The Orange Press
36  Mary Anne O'Neil, Whitman College
37  Willem Frijhoff, Université Érasme de Rotterdam
38  John Molyneux, Editor, Irish Marxist Review
39  Martin Staum, University of Calgary
40  Eileen Tilly, Bangor University

 

H-France Salon, Volume 9, Issue 16

H-France Webinar: Colonialism and Sexuality

H-France's latest webinar took place on 20 October 2017. It can be viewed here.

Webinar host: Camille Robcis, Cornell Universirty

Invited Participants:

Judith Surkis, Rutgers University

Todd Shepard, Johns Hopkins University

Carolyn Eichner, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

 

H-France Salon
Volume 9 (2017), Issue 15

In Memoriam: William Humphrey Beik, 1941-2017

 

 

H-France Salon
Volume 9 (2017), Issue 14

The Social History of Impressionism

 

Introduction to "Questionnaire on Impressionism and the Social History of Art”
Alexis Clark, Washington University in St. Louis, and David Peters Corbett, The Courtauld Institute of Art

 

Responses to "Questionnaire on Impressionism and the Social History of Art"

“‘Local Color’: Social Art History, Global Impressionism, and Comparative Interpretation,” Emily C. Burns, Auburn University

“Impressionism: A Procrustean Bed?” Hollis Clayson, Northwestern University

“Peripheral Impressionisms,” Frances Fowle, University of Edinburgh

“Impressionist Futures,” Anna Gruetzner Robins, University of Reading

“Is Impressionism History?” Laura Anne Kalba, Smith College  
“The Positive and the Negative," Richard Kendall, Independent curator and art historian

“Moving Beyond ‘Post T. J. Clark Ad-Hocism,’” Morna O’Neill,  Wake Forest University

“‘A millionaire who paints in his spare time’. The social history of art and the multiple rediscoveries of Gustave Caillebotte,” Samuel Raybone, Courtauld Institute of Art

“Social Art History, A Thing of the Past?” Harmon Siegel, Harvard University

“On the Limits of Context,” Marnin Young, Yeshiva University

 

Teaching the Social History of Art,  Alexis Clark, Washington University in St. Louis

 

The Social History of Impressionism:  A Conversation (video)

Hosted by Alexis Clark, with Frances Fowler, University of Edinburgh, and Marnin Young, Yeshiva University

 

H-France Salon
Volume 9 (2017), Issue 13

Communities and Religious Identities in the Early Modern Francophone World, 1550-1700: A Collaboration with French Historical Studies

The most recent issue of French Historical Studies contained a special Forum "Communities and Religious Identities in the Early Modern Francophone World, 1550-1700,"an outgrowth of series of panels held at the 2014 Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in honor of Barbara B. Diefendorf and the impact of her scholarship on the study of early modern history.

The French Historical Studies special forum was edited by Sara Beam, University of Victoria, and Megan Armstrong, McMaster University, and included essays by Barbara B. Diefendorf, Virginia Reinburg, Christian Grosse, Jérémie Foa, Scott M. Marr, and Keith P. Luria.

Beam and Armstrong have extended the forum into an issue of H-France Salon. First, two scholars, Hilary Bernstein and Penny Roberts, offer their reflections on the essays in the forum, and, second, Beam and Armstrong interview Barbara Diefendorf.

 

In Medias Res, A Review Essay
Hilary Bernstein, University of California, Santa Barbara

Conflict and Change in Early Modern Communities
Penny Roberts, University of Warwick

 

An Interview with Barbara Diefendorf (video)

 

H-France Salon, Vol. 9, Issue 12

In Memoriam: Roger L. Williams, 1923-2017
by John F. Freeman, Laramie, Wyoming

 

H-France Salon

Vol. 9 (2017), Issue 11

Western Society for French History
44th Annual Conference
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
5 November 2016

Legacies of the French Revolution Across Time and Distance
Chair: Suzanne M. Desan, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jeremy D. Popkin, University of Kentucky, The French Revolution and the European Project

Video

MP3

Julian Bourg, Boston College, From Ready-Made Solutions to New Doctrines:  The French Terror and Russian Terrorism

Video

MP3

Paul Hanson, Butler University, Jacobins and Red Guards: Reflections on Revolutionary Terror from a Comparative Perspective

Video

MP3

Comment: K. Steven Vincent, North Carolina State University

Video

MP3

 

H-France Salon
Volume 9 (2017), Issue 10
Society for French Historical Studies
63rd Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
22 April 2017

Plenary Session:  A Tale of Two Texts, or Why Write French History Today
Sophia Rosenfeld, University of Pennsylvania
Video
MP3

 

H-France Salon
Volume 9 (2017), Issue 9
Society for French Historical Studies
63rd Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
22 April 2017

Panel:  Fashioning French Identities
Chair:   Jennifer Jones, Rutgers University

Julia Landweber, Montclair State University, Coffee, Fashion, and Self-Fashioning in France, 1670-1780
Video
MP3

Julia Gossard, Utah State University, Hybrid Identities: Fashion and French Children in the Middle East and Asia, 1670-1780
Video
MP3

Sima Godfrey, University of British Columbia, From Jewish Rags to French Riches
Video
MP3

Page Delano, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY, Dress, Resistance and Deportation: Capturing Identity in WWII France
Video
MP3

Elizabeth Everton, Concordia University, Anti-Semitism à la Mode: Fashion, Politics, and Identity at the Turn of the Century
Video
MP3

 

H-France Salon
Volume 9 (2017), Issue 8
Society for French Historical Studies
63rd Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
22 April 2017

Session in Honor of James B. Collins I: Culture, Society, Gender, and the State in Early Modern Europe
Chair: Sara Chapman Williams, Oakland University

Karen L. Taylor, International School of Geneva, A Geography of Knowledge: Saint-Cyr’s Cahiers de Géographie
Video
MP3

Henriette Rahusen, Georgetown University/National Gallery of Art, Urban Elites, Ambitious Princes, and Walking Sticks: Portraiture as Propaganda in La République Monarchique
Video
MP3

Felicia Rosu, Leiden University, The Politics of “This and That”: Republican Practices before the Birth of the State in East Central Europe, 14th-17th Centuries
Video
MP3

Michael Breen, Reed College, Law, Politics, and the Social History of the Ancien Régime State    
Video
MP3

Janine Lanza, Wayne State University, Working Women’s Lives in Early Modern France         
Video
MP3

Clare Crowston, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Women, Work, and the Household Economy: An Appreciation of James Collins’s Contribution and Thoughts on Future Directions
Video
MP3

 

H-France Salon
Volume 9 (2017), Issue 7
Society for French Historical Studies
63rd Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
21 April 2017

Plenary Session:  The 2017 French Presidential Elections
Chair:  David A. Bell, Princeton University
Speakers:
Charlotte Cavaillé, Georgetown University
Erwan Lagadec, George Washington University
Simon Serfaty, Old Dominion University
Video
MP3

 

H-France Salon
Volume 9 (2017), Issue 6
Society for French Historical Studies
63rd Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
21 April 2017

Panel: Women in the French Imaginary: Historicizing the “Gallic Singularity”
Chair:  Karen Offen, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University

Tracy Adams, University of Auckland, The Gallic Singularity: The Long View
Video 
MP3

Christine Adams, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, The Gallic Singularity and the Royal Mistress
Video
MP3

Jean Pedersen, University of Rochester, “Outrageously Flirtatious”: Alexis de Tocqueville on Women and Democracy in America and France
Video
MP3

Whitney Walton, Purdue University, Frondeuses and Feminists in the Work of Arvède Barine (1840-1908)
Video
MP3

 

H-France Salon
Volume 9 (2017), Issue 5
Society for French Historical Studies
63rd Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
21 April 2017

Roundtable: What We Talk about When We Talk about Décolonisation
Chair: Roxanne Panchasi, Simon Fraser University
Panelists: Jeffrey Byrne, University of British Columbia, Sung-Eun Choi, Bentley University, Kathryn Edwards, Tulane University, Darcie Fontaine, University of South Florida
Comment: Roxanne Panchasi, Simon Fraser University
Video
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H-France Salon
Volume 9 (2017), Issue 4
Society for French Historical Studies
63rd Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
21 April 2017

Plenary Session: French Historians in the Public Sphere
Speakers:   Jonathan Judaken, Rhodes College, Robert Zaretsky, University of Houston
Video
MP3 (some sound quality issues)

 

H-France Salon
Volume 9 (2017), Issue 3
Society for French Historical Studies
63rd Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
21 April 2017

Crime, Theft, Revenge and the French Imagination
Chair:  Sally Charnow, Hofstra University

Robin Walz, University of Alaska Southeast, The Dark Avenger as Popular Hero from the Count of Monte Cristo to Chéri Bibi
Video 
MP3

Venita Datta, Wellesley College, Crimes against the Nation: The Theft of the Mona Lisa (1911)
Video
MP3

Dominique Kalifa, Université de Paris I, The Long Arm of Fantômas, or the Myth of the Twentieth Century
Video
MP3

Comment: Sarah Maza, Northwestern University
Video
MP3

 

H-France Salon
Volume 9 (2017), Issue 2
Society for French Historical Studies
63rd Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
21 April 2017

Religious Minorities in the French Revolution: Tolerance, Violence and Emancipation
Chair:  Angela Haas, Missouri Western State University

Bryan Banks, SUNY Adirondack, Subtle Protests: Rethinking the Edict of Toleration’s Reception in Calvinist France
Video
MP3

Ian Coller, University of California, Irvine, A Violent Tolerance: Islam and the End of the Ancien Régime           
Video
MP3

Ronald Schechter, The College of William and Mary, A Jewish “Architect of Victory”: Jacob Benjamin, the Armée du Midi and the Politics of
Food, 1792-93
Video
MP3

Comment: Mita Choudhury, Vassar College
Video
MP3

 

H-France Salon, Volume 9 (2017), Issue 1

The Impossible Subject of Charlie Hebdo

A Collaboration between Contemporary French Civilization and H-France Salon

 

The summer 2016 issue of Contemporary French Civilization presented a fascinating forum on Charlie Hebdo in the wake of the tragic events of January 2015.  Guest edited by Mayanthi Fernando and Catherine Raissiguier, the forum included an introduction, six articles, four vignettes, and two education portfolios.  In order to introduce this material broadly, the editor of Contemporary French Civilization, Denis M. Provencher, and the journal's publisher, Liverpool University Press, have agreed to make the Introduction publicly available HERE until 17 July 2017

 

H-France has commissioned a review of the entire forum by Michael O'Riley of The Colorado College.  Professor O'Riley's piece, entitled "Post-Charlie:  Community, Representation, and Terrorism's Foreclosures" is available HERE.