H-France Salon: Conferences

Originating in 2009, H-France Salon is an interactive journal that welcomes proposals which will enhance the scholarly study of French history and culture. The following are the conference panels, roundtables, and lectures that have been a part of the Salon.

 

 

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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

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

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

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Comment: K. Steven Vincent, North Carolina State University

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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
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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
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Julia Gossard, Utah State University, Hybrid Identities: Fashion and French Children in the Middle East and Asia, 1670-1780
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Sima Godfrey, University of British Columbia, From Jewish Rags to French Riches
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Page Delano, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY, Dress, Resistance and Deportation: Capturing Identity in WWII France
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Elizabeth Everton, Concordia University, Anti-Semitism à la Mode: Fashion, Politics, and Identity at the Turn of the Century
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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
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Henriette Rahusen, Georgetown University/National Gallery of Art, Urban Elites, Ambitious Princes, and Walking Sticks: Portraiture as Propaganda in La République Monarchique
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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
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Michael Breen, Reed College, Law, Politics, and the Social History of the Ancien Régime State    
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Janine Lanza, Wayne State University, Working Women’s Lives in Early Modern France         
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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
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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
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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
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Christine Adams, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, The Gallic Singularity and the Royal Mistress
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Jean Pedersen, University of Rochester, “Outrageously Flirtatious”: Alexis de Tocqueville on Women and Democracy in America and France
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Whitney Walton, Purdue University, Frondeuses and Feminists in the Work of Arvède Barine (1840-1908)
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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
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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
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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
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Venita Datta, Wellesley College, Crimes against the Nation: The Theft of the Mona Lisa (1911)
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Dominique Kalifa, Université de Paris I, The Long Arm of Fantômas, or the Myth of the Twentieth Century
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Comment: Sarah Maza, Northwestern University
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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
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Ian Coller, University of California, Irvine, A Violent Tolerance: Islam and the End of the Ancien Régime           
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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
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Comment: Mita Choudhury, Vassar College
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H-France Salon
Vol. 8 (2016), Issue 19,

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

Accommodating Vichy and the Germans in Occupied France 

Chair, Sarah Fishman, University of Houston 

Sandra Ott, University of Nevada – Reno, A Pro-Vichy Mayor and Indiscreet Ladies: Cohabitation and Accommodation in a Basque Village

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Brett Bowles, Indiana University, Bloomington, A la recherche de Marcel Pagnol sous l’Occupation

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Audra Merfeld-Langston, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Confronting an Uncomfortable Past: Representations of Vichy France in Marcel Aymé’s Le Vin de Paris

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Comment: Shannon Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology

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H-France Salon
Vol. 8 (2016), Issue 18,

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

Emotions and Regime Change II: Revolutionary Emotions 
Chair: John W. McCormack, Aurora University

James Coons, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, The Sentimental Politics of the Princely Fronde

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Victoria Thompson, Arizona State University, Memories of Fear in the Early French Revolution

Video/MP3

Whitney Walton, Purdue University, Elite Women’s Stakes in Regime Changes During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras

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Comment: Judith Miller, Emory University

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H-France Salon
Vol. 8 (2016), Issue 17,

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

Regime Change and Money: Uncertain Futures I 

Chair:  Matthew Gerber, University of Colorado at Boulder

Tabetha Ewing, Bard College, False Coinage in an Eighteenth-Century Borderland

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Andrew Billing, Macalester College, Melancholic Markets: Commerce, Property, and bonheur in Diderot's Economic Writings

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Masano Yamashita, University of Colorado at Boulder, Chance Encounters and Fortuna: Manon as Worker and “Nothing” in l’Abbé Prévost’s Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut 

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Dean Ferguson, Texas A and M University—Kingsville, Rags and Money: Chiffonniers and Consumers in the Long Eighteenth Century,

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Comment: Julia Douthwaite, University of Notre Dame

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H-France Salon
Vol. 8 (2016), Issue 16,

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

History Beyond the Archive: Exploring the Potential of Digital Tools to Excavate Unseen Connections and Overturn Existing Scholarship  
Chair:  Keith Rathbone, Northwestern University

David Del Testa, Bucknell University,Using Social Network Analysis Software in French Studies: The Example of the 1930-31 Nghe-Tinh Soviets Uprising in French Colonial Indochina

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Jillian Slaight, University of Wisconsin-Madison,Sex and the Limits of Solidarity: Google Mapping Mobile Women in Eighteenth-Century Paris

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Allan Tulchin, Shippensburg University, Googling Eighteenth-Century News: The Affiches de Bordeaux, 1758-1865
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Comment: Rebecca Scales, Rochester Institute of Technology

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H-France Salon
Vol. 8 (2016), Issue 15,

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

The Circulation of Goods and Ideas in the Eighteenth-Century French Atlantic

Chair: Cynthia Bouton, Texas A&M University

Elizabeth Heath, Baruch College – City University of New York, Visualizing Colonial Trade and Commodities in Early Modern Paris

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Julia Landweber, Montclair State University, Caribbean Coffee, French Culture: Circulating Knowledge Between Colony and Metropole, 1715-1789

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Micah Alpaugh, University of Central Missouri, The Gens de couleur, Voting Rights, and the Spread of Social Movement Models in Late Colonial Saint-Domingue, 1789-1791

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Comment: Liana Vardi, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

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H-France Salon, Vol. 8 (2016), Issue 14

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

Plenary Lunch: Exit, Voice, Provocation:  Menace and Vulnerability in Colonial and Contemporary France
Joshua H. Cole, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

 

H-France Salon, Volume 8 (2016), Issue 13  

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

Session 3: Conference Roundtable:  Crisis in French History 
John Merriman, Yale University

Lloyd Kramer, University of Norther Carolina

Clare Crowston, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.P. Daughton, Stanford University, and Audience Discussion

 

H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 10,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
5 March 2016
Dinner Banquet

Introduction:  Michael Bess, Vanderbilt University

Mary Louise Roberts, University of Wisconsin, “Le Spectacle de la Résistante: Female Dress and Gender Transformation”
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H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 9,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
5 March 2016
Session 8J:  Roundtable: Theatrical Sites in the Eighteenth Century

Chair: Jack Censer, George Mason University

Christine Adams, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, “Celebrity Women and a Judgmental Public: The Merveilleuses under the Directory”
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Mita Choudhury, Vassar College, “Performing Faith: Religious Spectacle, Authenticity, and the Public”
Video/MP3 

Jennifer Heuer, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, “Public Spectacle, Revolution, and Conscription”
Video/MP3

James A. Johnson, Boston University, “Life as Theater in Eighteenth-Century France.”
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Laura Mason, Johns Hopkins University, “Conspiracy as Theater during the French Revolution”
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Jeffrey S. Ravel, MIT, “Performing...and Spectating, Writing, and Reading”
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Audience Comments
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H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 8,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
5 March 2016
Session 7L:  Amazons, Murderers, Neighborhood Toughs, and Husband Beaters: Women’s Use of Violence in Early Modern France

Chair: Clare Crowston, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne

Jacob Melish, University of Northern Colorado, “‘Gave a Large Number of Kicks and Punches’: Women’s Violence and the Responses to it in Seventeenth-Century Paris”
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Julia Osman, Mississippi State University, “‘With a Man’s Valor’: Amazons on the French Battlefield and Imagination, 1630-1700”
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Nancy Locklin-Sofer, Maryville College, “After the Royal Pardon: Female Murderers Come Home in the Eighteenth Century”
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Nina Kushner, Clark University, “Female Violence, Cuckoldry, and Constructions of Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century Paris”
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Comment: Julius Ruff, Marquette University and Audience Comment
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H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 7,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
5 March 2016
Session 5D:  “L’Empire colonial dans tous ses etats”: Reshaping “la mission civilisatrice” in Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Textbooks

Chair: Joel Vessels, Nassau Community College

Joel Vessels, Nassau Community College, “Tarzan in France: From Rejection to Revelation- First a Corrupter of Youth, Now the Way Towards Living Poetically”
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Christopher Thompson, Ball State University, “A New, Post-colonial ‘Roman National’? Teaching the Empire and its Legacies in Contemporary France”
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Sandra Rousseau, Carleton College, “Graphic Irony and Provocative History in Petite histoire des colonies françaises (2012)”

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Comment and Audience Discussion: Jennifer Howell, Illinois State University
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H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 6,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
4 March 2016
Session 4:  Plenary Roundtable:  The Work of Roger Chartier

Introduction  Lauren Clay, Vanderbilt University

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Lynn Hunt, UCLA, “The Precarious Cutting Edge.”

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Robert Darnton, Harvard University, “Roger Chartier: Book Historian”

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Colin Jones, Queen Mary University of London, “Roger Chartier sans frontières”

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Response by Roger Chartier

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Audience Comments

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H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 5,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
4 March 2016
Session 3D:  Sentiment and Statecraft: Political and Emotional Regimes in France, 1789-1848

Chair: Naomi J. Andrews, Santa Clara University

Adrian O’Connor, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, “Designing a Sentimental Regime in Revolutionary France, 1789-1791”

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Ronald Schechter, College of William and Mary, “Terror and Reassurance in the Year II”

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Sarah Horowitz, Washington and Lee University, “What’s Love Got to Do with It?  Familial Love, Hierarchy, and Politics in the Choiseul-Praslin Affair of 1847”

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Comment: Naomi J. Andrews, Santa Clara University

Video/MP3

 

H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 4,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
4 March 2016
Plenary Luncheon:  “France and the World”

Introduction by J.P. Daughton

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Brett Rushforth, College of William and Mary

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Alice Conklin, Ohio State University

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Audience Discussion

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H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 3,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
4 March 2016
Session 2H:  Roundtable: Consumer Cultures and Material Goods in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century France

Chair: Elizabeth Hyde, Kean University

Lynn Wood Mollenauer, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, “Coral Cordials and Pearl Juleps: Fashion and Fraud in the Seventeenth-Century Medical Marketplace”

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Kirsten James, University of Toronto, “Inside the Perfumer’s Boutique in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Paris”

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Julia Landweber, Montclair State University, “Making Coffee French: Establishing a Material Culture for Coffee in France, 1670-1780”

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Carolyn Purnell, Illinois Institute of Technology, “Drinking Your Way to a New You: Self-Medication, Sensibility, and Sociability at the Café”

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Sydney Watts, University of Richmond, “Provisioning for Health: Comparing Lenten Butcheries across Eighteenth-Century Urban France”

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Audience Discussion

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H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 2,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
4 March 2016
Session 1D:  Marriage: Ideals, Practices, and New Critics

Chair: Michelle Rhoades, Wabash College     

Andrea Mansker, University of the South, “Marriage and the Politics of Police Repression under the Empire”
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Anne Verjus, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, “Marriage under the Code Napoléon: A New Social Problem?” 
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Judith DeGroat, St. Lawrence University, “A Woman’s Critique of Marriage: Pauline Roland’s Lived Challenge to Bourgeois Domesticity”
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Comment: Jennifer Heuer, University of Massachusetts–Amherst
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H-France Salon, vol. 7 (2015), Issue 19

Panel Session at the Western Society for French History 43rd Conference

7 November 2015, Chicago, Illinois

Workshop: “Teaching from Objects”

Leora Auslander, University of Chicago

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H-France Salon, vol. 7 (2015), Issue 18

Panel Session at the Western Society for French History 43rd Conference

6 November 2015, Chicago, Illinois

Eastern Exchanges: France in the Eighteenth-Century East

Chair: Kathleen Wellman, Southern Methodist University 

Jeunes de Langues: French Children in the Ottoman Empire

Julia M. Gossard, University of Texas, Austin 

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Building a Global Catholic Community in Seventeenth-Century France and Vietnam

Keith Luria, North Carolina State University

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Ambassadors, Missionaries, and Converts: Picturing Religious Conversion in Eighteenth-Century Images of Diplomatic Exchanges

Ashley Bruckbauer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Comment: Steven Rowe, Chicago State University

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H-France Salon, vol. 7 (2015), Issue 17

Panel Session at the Western Society for French History 43rd Conference

6 November 2015, Chicago, Illinois

Intellectual Exchanges: Gender, Identity, and Embodiment Before, During, and After the Dreyfus Affair
Chair: Rachel Fuchs, Arizona State University

“Maxims to Keep in the Current Crisis”: Gender, Politics, and Pedagogy during the Dreyfus Affair 

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen, University of Rochester

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A Republic of Letters for the Anti-Enlightenment: The Henry Subscription (December 1898 - January 1899) 

Elizabeth Everton (Margaret Zirbel, co-author), Concordia University

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Embodied Reason in French Philosophy around 1900: Emile Durkheim and the Liberal Revue de métaphysique et de morale 

Eric Brandom, Kansas State University 

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Comment: Elinor Accampo, University of Southern California

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H-France Salon, vol. 7 (2015), Issue 16

Panel Session at the Western Society for French History 43rd Conference

6 November 2015, Chicago, Illinois

“Foreign" Food in Contemporary France

Chair: Julia Landweber, Montclair State University

The Politics of the Grain: Couscous in Post-Colonial France

Ben Poole, Texas Tech University

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A Vietnamese Soup in France: From Soupe Tonkinoise to Soupe Nationale

Erica J. Peters, Culinary Historians of Northern California

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Why Vegetarian Food in School Cafeterias is a Problem: Food and Frenchness in the 21st Century

Leora Auslander, University of Chicago

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Comment: Lauren Janes, Hope College

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H-France Salon, Vol. 7, Issue 13

New Directions: French Scholarship on Early Modern France
Edited by Hilary Bernstein

Introduction
Hilary Bernstein, University of California, Santa Barbara

Conference Presentations at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Montreal, Canada, 25 April 2014
Hugues Daussy, "Ecrire une Histoire Politique de la Reforme francaise"

Claire Chatelain, "Positions and Roles dans la Parente"

Elie Haddad, "Une histoire sociale de la noblesse française"

Audience Commentary

Anglophone Commentaries
Calm waters, James C. Collins, Georgetown University

Family, self-expression and defense of the faith, Penny Roberts, University of Warwick

Microclimates, Jonathan Dewald, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Concluding Remarks, Michael P. Breen, Reed College

 

 

H-France Salon, Vol. 7, Issue 11

Teaching the World Wars in France: New Approaches and Ideas 
Chair: Sarah Fishman, University of Houston

“Teaching the Cultural History of World War I”
Bruno Cabanes, Ohio State University

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“Global History in a National Space: France as a Transnational Space, 1914-1918”
Martha Hanna, University of Colorado, Boulder

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“The Épinal Project: Researching the Lives of American GIs Buried in Epinal Military Cemetery”
Mary Louise Roberts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Additional Written Comments by Mary Louise Roberts on "The Épinal Project"

Audience Discussion

Video

 

H-France Salon, Vol. 7, Issue 10

Complicating the Narrative: Teaching the Algerian War
Chair: Frédéric Viguier, New York University

“And What Is the Jewish Perspective on the War?”
Jessica Hammerman, Central Oregon Community College
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“The Third Way: The Beur Novel and the Search for Identity”
Lindsay Kaplan, New York University
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Commentator: James LeSueur, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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H-France Salon, vol. 7, Issue 9

Roundtable: Piketty in Historical Perspective
Moderator: Geoff Read, Huron University College

“Culture, Capital, and Thomas Piketty’s Le capital au XXIe siècle (2013)”
Julia Abramson, University of Oklahoma

“From Malthus to Piketty: Demography and Inequality in Political Economy”
Rachel Chrastil, Xavier University

“Piketty and the Promise of Postwar Growth”
Venus Bivar, Washington University in St. Louis

“Sully Redivivus? Piketty and the Deep History of French Political Economy”
Jotham Parsons, Duquesne University

Comment from the audience

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H-France Salon, Vol. 7, Issue 8

Learning from the Courte Durée: Moments in Mediterranean Environmental History
Chair: Michael Kwass, Johns Hopkins University
“The Pyrenean Cotton Boom: Acclimatization and Modernization in Napoleonic France”
Joseph Horan, Colorado School of Mines
Youtube Video
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“The Peste of Provence and the Centralization of Crisis Management in the Early Eighteenth  Century”
Cindy Ermus, Florida Southwestern State College
Youtube Video
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“Resources and Revolution: The Struggle for Corsican Timber”
Joshua Meeks, Florida State University
Youtube Video
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Commentator: Susan Carol Rogers, New York University
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H-France Salon, vol. 7, Issue 7
Victims, Compensation, Melancholy: Shaping the Legacies of Revolution and Violence in France, 1794-1799                 
Chair:  David Garrioch, Monash University
“Maximilien Robespierre, Melancholic Victim of his own Virtue?”
Colin Jones, Queen Mary University of London
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“The Victim Strikes Back?  Print Culture after the Terror in France, 1794-1799”
Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley, University of Exetere
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Commentator: Ronen Steinberg, Michigan State University
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H-France Salon, vol. 7, Issue 6

Mediterranean France      
Chair, Susan Ashley, Colorado College    
“Mediterranean French Modern: The Trans-Imperial Life of Abraham Ankawa, 1810- 1890” Jessica Marglin, University of Southern California    
Youtube Video 
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“Making Mediterranean Spaces: Jews, Muslims, and Mainland France Between the Wars”
Ethan Katz, University of Cincinnati    
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“Jean Scelles and the Myth of a Trans-Mediterranean ‘Traite des Blanches,’ 1962-1979”
Todd Shepard, Johns Hopkins University      
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Commentator: Naomi Davidson, University of Ottawa   
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H-France Salon, vol. 7, Issue 5

Critical Education Yesterday and Today
Plenary Luncheon Presentation
Society for French Historical Studies

Introduction, by Dennis McEnnerney, Colorado College

Critical Education Yesterday and Today, by François Cusset, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense 

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6 (2014), Issue 20
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History
Saturday, 15 November, San Antonio, Texas
Contested 'Visions' of 'Metropole' and 'Colony:' From 'France' to 'French' West 'Africa' in the Twentieth Century (Salon E)
Chair: Kathleen Wellman, Southern Methodist University

Colonial Inspectors: French Policemen and Surveillance in French West Africa, 1914-1939. Kathleen Keller, Gustavus Adolphus College
Colonially Influenced Policing in the Cold War: African Dissidents, Immigrant Organizations,  and French Policing Tactics in Paris after 1960. Gillian Glaes, University of Montana

Reviewing Dakar: Urban planning at the end of Empire c.1945-1960. Louisa Rice, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Comment: Melissa Byrnes, Southwestern University

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6 (2014), Issue 19
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History
Saturday, 15 November, San Antonio, Texas
From Small Wars to Nuclear Weapons: Lessons from French Military Ventures in the
Middle East and North Africa
Chair: Benjamin Brower, University of Texas-Austin

“The Double Plan”: French Views of German and Soviet influence in Post-World War I Middle Eastern Insurgencies. Andrew Orr, Kansas State University

No "War," No "Bombs": Representing French Military Acts in Algeria, 1958-1962. Roxanne Panchesi, Simon Fraser University

"Ready to fight": Veterans of the Algerian War Take the Battle to France, 1958-1974. Anndal Narayanan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Comment: Andrew M. Daily, University of Memphis

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6 (2014), Issue 18
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History
Saturday, 15 November, San Antonio, Texas
Representations of Childhood
Chair: Jennifer J.Popiel, Saint Louis University

An Evening at the Théâtre Comte: Children and Commercial Theater in Early Nineteenth-Century Paris. Jennifer L. Sovde, Indiana University-Bloomington

La Poupée Modèle: Girls and their Dolls in Fin-de-Siècle France. Sarah A. Curtis, San Francisco State University

Egalitarian Childhoods of the Twenty-First Century. Julie Fette, Rice University

Comment: Katharine Norris, Johns Hopkins University/National Cathedral School
           

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6 (2014), Issue 17
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History
Friday, 14 November 2014, San Antonio, Texas
Roundtable: The Self at War: What Historians Can (Not) Learn about Conflicts from Ego Documents
Chair: Christine Haynes, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Whitney Walton, Purdue University
Shannon Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rachel Chrastil, Xavier University
Richard Fogarty, University at Albany, SUNY
Comment: the Audience
Part #1    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebWq2m-kbKM
Part #2    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO0tWiyFov8
Part #3    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySFM0TIbcUc

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6 (2014), Issue 16
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History
Friday, 14 November 2014, San Antonio, Texas
Urban Conflict and Identity during the Wars of Religion
Chair:  Daniella Kostroun, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Anatomy of a Massacre: The Season of St. Bartholomew’s in Toulouse. Amanda Eurich, Western Washington University

For the Defense of this City:” Clerical Identities and Religious Conflict during the Catholic League. Gregory Bereiter, Northern Illinois University

 “Let us no longer speak among us of Huguenot and Papist”:Civic Identity and Religious Coexistence in the Career of Philippe Duplessis Mornay. Scott Marr, Boston University

Comment: Allan Tulchin, Shippensburg University

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6 (2014), Issue 15
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History
Friday, 14 November 2014, San Antonio, Texas
Hygiene, Public Health, and the Social Body
Chair: Sean Takats, George Mason University

I Am Not a Number: From Repopulation to Regeneration in Eighteenth-Century France. Rudy Le Menthéour, Bryn Mawr College

Body Building: Architecture, Hygiene, and Physical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris. Sun Young Park, George Mason University

Eugenic Domesticity: The Garden City as Reproductive Utopia in Interwar France. Gina M. Greene, University of Southern California

Comment: Sean Takats, George Mason University

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6 (2014), Issue 14
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History
Friday, 14 November 2014, San Antonio, Texas
From Paris to Lyon: A Sisterhood Forged in Résistance
Chair:  Sarah Fishman, University of Houston

American Women in the French Resistance. Page Delano, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY

The Journal of Hélène Berr and the Promise of Literature. Zoë Egelman, New York District Attorney’s Office
Les Périls de la Résistance: Lucie Aubrac and the Libération-Sud. Rosamond Hooper-Hamersley, New Jersey City University

Comment:  Susan Conner, Albion College

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6, Issue 13

Plenary Session at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, 26 April 2014
Christopher Clark, St. Catharine's College, Cambridge: France and the Origins of the Great War

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6, Issue 12

Plenary Session at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, 25 April 2014
John Horne, Trinity College: A Total War? The French Experience of the First World War

 

 

H-France Salon, Vol. 6, Issue 9
Banquet Dinner at 60th Annual Meetings of the Society for French Historical Studies. 26 April 2014

Antoine Prost, Université de Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne. Quelle guerre la France commémore-t-elle en 2014?

 

H-France Salon, Vol. 6, Issue 8
Panel Session at 60th Annual Meetings of the Society for French Historical Studies, 27 April 2014

Genius, Celebrity, and the Self: Visions of Singularity and Transcendence in 18th-century France

Chair: Kathleen Kete, Trinity College

Darrin M. McMahon, Florida State University.  Liberty, Equality, Singularity: The Political Possibilities of Genius

Anthony La  Vopa, North Carolina State. The Fuss about Genius in 18th-century France

Antoine  Lilti, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Un 'bénéfice à charge d'âmes': Grandeur et servitudes de la célébrité

Comment / commentaire : Sophia Rosenfeld, University of Virginia

 

H-France Salon, Vol. 6, Issue 7
Plenary Luncheon at 60th Annual Meetings of the Society for French Historical Studies, 25 April 2014

Martha Hanna, University of Colorado-Boulder.  “Somewhere in Belgium or France it don’t matter which”: Seeing France through Foreign Eyes, 1914-1918

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6, Issue 6

Panel Session at 60th Annual Meetings of the Society for French Historical Studies, 25 April 2014
The Politics of Obligation, Eighteenth- and Twentieth-Century France

Chair: David Avrom Bell, Princeton University

Julia Abramson, University of Oklahoma. 'Money Workers', Tax, and the Problem of Representation in the mid-Eighteenth Century 'Roman de finance’
Charles Walton, University of Warwick. The Birth of' Reciprocity' in Enlightenment France
Nicolas Delalande, Sciences Po. 'La Dette' des Gueules cassées: Public Subscriptions, Moral Obligation, and the Memory of War in 1931-1933
Comment / commentaire : Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6, Issue 5

Panel Session at 60th Annual Meetings of the Society for French Historical Studies, 26 April 2014
Entre guerre et paix : mobilisation et démobilisation culturelle (1914-1950)

Chair/ président : John HORNE, Trinity College, Dublin

Tomas Irish, Trinity College, Dublin, Between the Nation and the Institution: Harvard’s Professorial Exchange with France during the First World War
Marie-Eve Chagnon, Université de Montréal. La fin de l’internationalisme scientifique ? Le processus de démobilisation de la science française au lendemain de la guerre
Guillaume Marceau, Université Concordia.  Démobilisation culturel le au lendemain de la seconde guerre mondiale : la France et les États-Unis face au dilemme de la propagande en démocratie
Comment / commentaire : Andrew Barros, Université du Québec à Montréal

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6, Issue 4

Panel Session at 60th Annual Meetings of the Society for French Historical Studies, 25 April 2014
In Someone Else’s Land? Post-war France, Germany and the Spaces in Between

Chair / président: Elizabeth Vlossak, Brock University

Alison Carrol, Brunel University: Building the Border between France and Germany 1871-1914
Julia Wambach, University of California at Berkeley: French-German Borderlands after the Two World Wars
Karen Adler, University of Nottingham: ‘Everyone Knew how Many Women Had Been Raped’: French Occupiers and German Women after 1945
Comment/commentaire: Elizabeth Vlossak, Brock University

 

 

H-France Salon, Volume 6, Issue 3

Panel Session at 60th Annual Meetings of the Society for French Historical Studies, 25 April 2014
Women and War in France’s Long Nineteenth Century

President / président : Denise Davidson, Georgia State University

Margaret H. Darrow, Dartmouth University: The Life and Death of the Femme-Soldat

Thomas Cardoza, Arizona State University: ‘J’ai vu la Cantinière’: Popular Representations of Military Women in French Theater, Art, and Song
Whitney Walton, Purdue University. Women’s Memories of Napoleon and War
Comment / commentaire : Rachel Chrastil, Xavier University

 

 

 

H-France Salon, vol. 5, issue 16
Roundtable: Reflections on Revolutionary Violence


Panel Session at
Western Society for French History
Atlanta, Georgia
25 October 2013

 

The links to the session appear below, divided into three sections.

 

Chair: Gary Kates, Pomona College
Presenters:
Paul Hanson, Butler University
Lynn Hunt, University of California, Los Angeles
Laura Mason, Johns Hopkins University
Jeremy Popkin, University of Kentucky

 

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H-France Salon, vol. 5, issue 15
Roundtable: Pedagogies of Change: Academics and Engagement in French History
Panel Session at
Western Society for French History
Atlanta, Georgia
25 October 2013

 

The links to the session appear below, divided into three sections.

 

Chair:  Naomi Andrews, Santa Clara University
Presenters:
Caroline Campbell, University of North Dakota
Rachel Chrastil, Xavier University
Paul Hanson, Butler University
Jean Pedersen, University of Rochester

 

Issue #1

Issue #2

Issue #3

 

H-France Salon, vol. 5, issue 14
Collaboration, Transgression and Protest in Vichy France
Panel Session at
Western Society for French History
Atlanta, Georgia
25 October 2013

Chair:  Shannon Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology

 

Issue #1

Gayle Brunelle, California State University-Fullerton & Annette Finley-Croswhite, Old Dominion University (Presentation by Finley-Croswhite)

Terrorism and the Hard Edge of the Extreme Right in France, 1936-1942

 

Issue #2
Gayle Brunelle, California State University-Fullerton & Annette Finley-Croswhite, Old Dominion University (Presentation by Brunelle)

Collaborating to Kill: Vichy and the Mouvement Sociale et Révolutionnaire in the Assassination of Marx Dormoy

 

Issue #3
Keith Rathbone, Northwestern University
Transgressive Exercises: How Vichy's Sports Societies Shielded Social Outcasts

 

Issue #4

Commentary by Shannon Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology

 

H-France Salon, vol. 5, issue 13
Session in Memory of Donna Ryan (1948-2012)
Panel Session at
Western Society for French History
Atlanta, Georgia
25 October 2013

The links to the session appear below, divided into three sections.

Organizer: Kathryn Norberg, UCLA

Moderator:  Hines Hall, Auburn University

Guest Presenters:       
        John Sweets, University of Kansas
        Anne Quartararo, United States Naval Academy
        Barry Bergen, Gallaudet University
        April Shelford, American University
        Victoria Thompson, Arizona State University

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Issue #2

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H-France Salon, Volume 5, Issue 12

Disharmony: War, Decolonization, and National Identity in 1960's French Popular Music
Conference Panel at
Western Society for French History
Atlanta, Georgia
25 October 2013

 

Chair: Rachel Gillett, Harvard University
Issue #1
Bronson Long, Georgia Highlands College
Le Diable (Çava): War and Belgian National Identity in the Music of Jacques Brel

Issue #2
Elizabeth McGregor, Anna Maria College
Jazz, the Algerian War, and Decolonization

Issue #3
Jonathyne Briggs, Indiana University Northwest
Johnny à l'armée: Nationalist Visions of Youth in the Era of Decolonization

Issue #4
Commentaryby Sandrine Sanos, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

 

H-France Salon, Volume 5, Issue 11

Humanities in a Digital Age:  Using Digital Tools for Research and Teaching
Conference Panel at
Western Society for French History
Atlanta, Georgia
25 October 2013

 

Chair:  Sean Takats, George Mason University

Issue #1
Christopher Church, University of California, Berkeley
The Language of Citizenship and the Calculus of Disaster:  Civic Duty
and Economics following the
1891 Hurricane in the French Antilles

Issue #2

Hélène Huet, Pennsylvania State University
Mapping Decadence: Visualizing Relationships Between Writers and Publishers

Comment: David Del Testa, Bucknell University

 

H-France Salon, Volume 5, Issue 10

Popular Culture under the Occupation and Liberation
Conference Panel at
Western Society for French History
Atlanta, Georgia
25 October 2013

Chair: Joelle Neulander, The Citadel
Issue #1
Robin Walz, University of Alaska Southeast
Crime au marché noir:  Detective Fiction under the Occupation
Issue #2
Scott Haine, University of Maryland
The Drama of Daily Life: Simone de Beauvoir's Literary and Autobiographical Writings on Cafe Life during WWII
Issue #3
Audra Merfeld Langston, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Judging Justice: Marcel Aymé’s La Tête des autres and the Press
Issue #4
Commentary by Sarah Fishman, University of Houston

 

H-France Salon, Volume 5, Issue 9

Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century France
Conference Panel at
Western Society for French History
Atlanta, Georgia
25 October 2013

  

Chair:  Paul Hanson, Butler University
Issue #1
Kenneth Loiselle, Trinity University
Women and Male Friendship in Old Regime Freemasonry

Issue #2
Christine Zabel, University of Heidelberg
Disguising Gender and Cloaking Sex: Authenticity, Appearance, and Affect in the French Enlightenment

Issue #3
Claire Cage, University of South Alabama
The Père de Famille and the Priest in Revolutionary France


Issue #4
Commentary by Gary Kates, Pomona College

 

 

H-France Salon, Volume 5, Issues 1-7

H-France is proud to be able to provide for its readers the following issues of the H-France Salon: seven different sessions from the April 2013 Society for French Historical Studies Conference.

5.1: THE SOCIAL IMAGINARY IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE Chair: Jan Goldstein, University of Chicago
Paul Verlaine, Masks, and the French Fin-de-Siècle,James Johnson, Boston University
The ‘Bas-Fonds’ as a Social Imaginary,Dominique Kalifa, University of Paris I-Sorbonne
A Grave Accord: Reimagining Paris in the City of the Dead (1804-1830)
Erin-Marie Legacey, Texas Tech University

 

5.2: PLENARY LUNCHEON: FOR WHOM DO WE WRITE?
         Moderator: Stéphane Gerson, New York University         
        David A. Bell, Princeton University              
        Gayle A. Brunelle, California State University, Fullerton     
        Jeffrey Jackson, Rhodes College                  
        Caroline Weber, Barnard College
Video available here

5.3: VISIONS OF ENLIGHTENMENT
        Chair: Keith Baker, Stanford University  
Seeing the Light in the Age of EnLIGHTenment: Reflections on a Future Study,Darrin McMahon, Florida State University
Enlightenment Rights Talk,Dan Edelstein, Stanford University
Inner Shuddering in the French Provinces,Emma Rothschild, Harvard University 
Comment: J. Kent Wright, Arizona State University

5.4: PLENARY SESSION: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY AND NARRATIVES OF FRENCH HISTORY
Chair: Mary D. Lewis, Harvard University   
Michael Bess
, Vanderbilt University 
Caroline Ford, UCLA     
Jean-François Mouhot, Georgetown University 

5.5: FRENCH UNIVERSALISM AND ITS EXCEPTIONS
Chair: Sandrine Sanos, Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
The UNESCO Campaign Against Racism and the New Ethnological Humanism of 1950s France, Stefanos Geroulanos, New York University
From Complementarity to Asymmetry: Algeria, Counter-Insurgency, and the Emergence of the Guerrilla as Free Radical, Julian Bourg, Boston College
Republicanism and the Critique of Human Rights, Camille Robcis, Cornell University
Comment: Bruno Perreau, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panel Discussion

5.6: NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE FRENCH REVOLUTION:  A DISCUSSION OF RECENT SCHOLARSHIP (I)

Chair: Lesley Walker, Indiana University South Bend

History of Science as Means:  Mediating the Materialist and Political Histories of the French Revolution
        Kenneth Alder, Northwestern University
Putting the 'New Positivism' to Work on Politico-Literary History:  The Case of the French Revolution
        Julia Douthwaite, University of Notre Dame
Reassessing the Rhetoric and Reality of 'Nature' in the Politics of the French Revolution
        Mary Ashburn Miller, Reed College
Video (with audio) available here
Audio-only version available here

5.7: NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE FRENCH REVOLUTION:  A DISCUSSION OF RECENT SCHOLARSHIP (II)

Chair: Julia Douthwaite, University of Notre Dame

Cosmétiques, artifice, et nature
        Catherine Lanoë, Université d'Orléans
La physionotrace
        Guillaume Mazeau, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Audio-only version available here

 

 

H-France Salon, Volume 4, Issue 3

In this issue, we present the recording of the panel entitled "The Work and Contributions of Lynn Hunt," which occurred at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, 23 March 2012, in Los Angeles, California. 

Video available HERE

The panel participants included:

Chair:  Suzanne Desan, University of Wisconsin

Participants:
        Jack Censer, George Mason University
        Antoine de Baecque, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
        Paul Hanson, Butler University
        Sarah Maza, Northwestern University

Comment:  Lynn A. Hunt, UCLA

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H-France Salon, Volume 3, Issue 1

Edited by David Kammerling Smith, Eastern Illinois University

The following paper was presented at the annual meeting of The Society for French Historical Studies, Charleston, SC, February 12, 2011.

Robert Tombs, St John's College, Cambridge "How bloody was la Semaine Sanglante? A revision."

The following papers were written as responses to Robert Tombs' paper:

Quentin Deluermoz, Université Paris 13/Nord "Les morts de la Semaine sanglante: retour sur la violence sociale et politique française au XIXe siècle ."

Karine Varley, University of Strathclyde "Reassessing the Paris Commune of 1871."

Response to the Salon and Webcast by Robert Tombs, University of Cambridge.

The video below is the webcast of the paper and responses given at the conference in Charleston. The session begins at 27:30:

The panel participants are:
Robert Tombs, St. John's College, Cambridge
Philip Nord, Princeton University
David Shafer, California State University Long Beach

This is followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Thanks must be given to Kurt M. Boughan, The Citadel, for his technical help in recording and streaming the session.