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.
A collection of similar papers, discussions, etc. published on H-France as "Occasional Papers" are available here.
The fall webinar took place on 4 October 2012. It can now be viewed here
Mack Holt, George Mason University, led the webinar. Charles Walton, Yale University, moderated.
(1) Natalie Z. Davis, "The Rites of Violence: Religious Riot in Sixteenth-Century France, Past & Present 59 (1973): 51-91.
(2) Barbara B. Diefendorf, "Rites of Repair: Restoring Community in the French religious Wars," in G. Murdock, P. Roberts, and A. Spicer, eds., Ritual and Violence: Natalie Zemon Davis and Early Modern France (Oxford University Press, 2012), Past & Present Supplement no. 7, pp. 30-51.
(3) Penny Roberts, "Peace, Ritual, and Sexual Violence during the Religious Wars," in G. Murdock, P. Roberts, and A. Spicer, eds., Ritual and Violence: Natalie Zemon Davis and Early Modern France (Oxford University Press, 2012), Past & Present Supplement no. 7, pp. 75-99.
(4) Keith Luria, Sacred Boundaries: Religious Coexistence and Conflict in Early Modern France (Washington DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2005), pp. xiii-xxxviii and 1-46 (introduction and chap. 1).
Questions to consider while reading these materials:
1. Was it possible to purify a community of pollution without violence in sixteenth-century France? And if so, how?
2. Why did violence break out in some confessionally divided communities but not in others?
3. Once violence broke out in a community, what strategies worked best to de-escalate the violence, or even end it altogether?
4. Was religious toleration possible in early modern France? Or is the best that could be hoped for simply a non-violent, yet uneasy co-existence?
5. What roles did the monarchy, the rival churches, and local communities play in promoting confessional conflict or coexistence?
"Considering May '68"
April 12, 2012
Guest Presenter: Julian Jackson, Queen Mary College, University of London
Organizer and Moderator: Charles Walton, Yale University
Edited by David Kammerling Smith, Eastern Illinois University
Video available HERE
The recording of the webinar begins about ten minutes into the seminar.
Julian Jackson, "The Mystery of May 1968," French Historical Studies 33:4 (2010): 625-653.
Julian Bourg, "The Red Guards of Paris: French Student Maoism of the 1960s," History of European Ideas 31:4 (2005): 472-490.
Pierre Vidal Naquet and Alain Schnapp, The French Student Uprising, November 1967-June 1968; an analytical record (Boston: Beacon Press, 1971), pp. 1-48.
Virgini Linhart, Le Jour ou mon pere s'est tu, translated excerpt in English appearing in J.Jackson, Anna-Louise Milne, and James Williams, May 68: Rethinking France's Last Revolution New York: Palgrave, 2011), pp. 398-417.
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
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
Edited by Samuel Moyn, Columbia University
The following Salon was prepared as a continuation of a forum entitled "Remembering Tony Judt: A Forum" that appears in French Historical Studies (volume 35, winter 2012). The Salon begins with three essays and concludes with an online conversation between Julian Bourg, Boston College, and Samuel Moyn, Columbia University..
Peter E. Gordon, Harvard University "Judgment, Understanding, and Tony Judt."
G. Daniel Cohen, Rice University "Tony Judt, Historian."
Samuel Moyn, Columbia University "Intellectuals, Reason, and History: In Memory of Tony Judt."
Click here for a conversation between Julian Bourg, Boston College, and Samuel Moyn, Columbia University.
Resistance and Order in Early Modern France
Introduction, Michael Breen, Reed College.
"Resistance and Order in Early Modern France," James Collins, Georgetown University.