H-France Salon Volumes 1-3

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.


H-France Salon, Volume 3, Issue 2

H-France Webinar
"The Age of Revolutions in Global Context"
October 6, 2011

Guest Presenter:  Lynn Hunt, UCLA

Organizer and Moderator:  Charles Walton, Yale University
Edited by David Kammerling Smith, Eastern Illinois University

Video available HERE

Webinar Readings:
Lynn Hunt, "The French Revolution in Global Context," in David Armitage and Sanjay Subrahmanyam (eds.), The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, c. 1760-1840 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
Suzanne Desan, "Transatlantic Spaces of Revolution: The French Revolution, Sciotomanie, and American Lands," Journal of Early Modern History 12 (2008), pp. 467-505.
William Max Nelson, "Making Men: Enlightenment Ideas of Racial Engineering," American Historical Review 115 (December 2010): 1364-1394.


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.

H-France Salon, Volume 2, Issue 1

Edited by Sannon L. Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology

The following essays were prepared in response to Meaghan Emery’s article and Richard Golsan’s response to that article published in French Historical Studies 33:4 (Fall 2010).

Shannon L. Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology "The Case of Jean Giono – the Debate Continues."

Meaghan Emery, University of Vermont, "Of Historical Hindsight and Oversight, and Why Reopening Giono's Case Is a Worthy Endeavor."

Julian Jackson, Queen Mary University, London, "The Rural Fantasies of Jean Giono."

Vera Mark, Pennsylvania State University, "Negotiating Jean Giono: Texts, History, and Ethics."



H-France Salon, Volume 1, Issue 1

Edited by David Kammerling Smith, Eastern Illinois University

The following essays are a response to a forum on "Twenty Years after the Bicentennial" appearing in French Historical Studies (volume 32, fall 2009).

David A. Bell, The Johns Hopkins University, "A la recherche d'un nouveau paradigme?"

Peter R. Campbell, "Redefining the French Revolution. New directions, 1989–2009."

Rebecca L. Spang, Indiana University, "Self, Field, Myth: What We Will Have Been."

Responses to the Salon from the H-France Community.