H-France Salon: Conference Presentations

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.

Volume 10, Issue 10

Keynote Presentation: “Telling the Truth about the Resistance”
Keynote presentation at the 64rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, March 10, 2018

Julian Jackson, Queen Mary College, University of London
Video | MP3

Volume 10, Issue 9

“Violence and Delinquency in the late Third Republic”
Panel session at the 64rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, March 10, 2018

Chair: Joshua Cole, University of Michigan

Caroline Campbell, University of North Dakota, “Colonial Violence in Paris: Fascism, Jean Ferrandi, and Colonial Officers in the 1930s”
Video | MP3

Miranda Sachs, College of William and Mary, “Vulnerable Delinquents: Childhood and Criminality in the Interwar Period”
Video | MP3

Chris Millington, Swansea University, read by Joshua Cole, “Brutes and Bludgeoners: Policing Interwar France”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Vicki Caron, Cornell University
Video | MP3

Volume 10, Issue 8

“Clerical Identities and Empire in Early Modern France”
Panel session at the 64rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, March 10, 2018

Chair: Joseph Bergin, University of Manchester

Megan Armstrong, McMaster University, “French Franciscans, Bourbon imperialism and the early modern Holy Land”
Video | MP3

Daniella Kostroun, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, “The Jesuit Career of René Robert Cavalier de La Salle”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Joseph Bergin, University of Manchester
Video | MP3

Volume 10, Issue 7

“Conceptualizing Transparency in French History”
Panel session at the 64rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, March 10, 2018

Chair: Timothy Scott Johnson, Texas A & M Corpus Christi

Michael Behrent, Appalachian State University, “Patterns, Webs, and Warps: Geroulanos’ Methodology”
Video | MP3

Todd Shepard, Johns Hopkins University, “Framing Transparency: Algeria, UNESCO, and Post-1945 France”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Stefanos Geroulanos, New York University
Video | MP3

Volume 10, Issue 6

Plenary Luncheon: “Indigenizing New France: What’s Left?”
Plenary luncheon at the 64rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, March 9, 2018

Catherine Desbarats, McGill University
Video | MP3

Volume 10, Issue 5

“Revolutionary Emotions: Panic, Frustration and Enthusiasm 1789– 1799”
Panel session at the 64rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, March 9, 2018

Chair: Marisa Linton, Kingston University

Ian Coller, University of California, Irvine, “Turbans of Liberty: Revolutionary Enthusiasm and Global Emotions”
Video | MP3

Timothy Tackett, University of California, Irvine, “The Panic of May 1792”
Video | MP3

Rebecca Spang, Indiana University, “Taxes, Offices, Deadlines: Frustration as a Revolutionary Emotion”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Thomas Dodman, Columbia University
Video | MP3

Volume 10, Issue 4

“Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality in the Belle Époque”
Panel session at the 64rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, March 9, 2018

Chair: Sarah Horowitz, Washington and Lee University

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen, University of Rochester, “The Single Standard or the Double Standard? Public Debates over Proper Sexual Relations between Men and Women during the Belle Époque”
Video | MP3

Karen Offen, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University, “Charles Turgeon’s Le Féminisme français (1902): An analysis of the work and its reception”
Video | MP3

Sara Kimble, DePaul University, “’Les injustices de nos lois’: Feminist Legal Thought and Practice in the Belle Époque”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Linda Clark, Millersville University
Video | MP3

Volume 9, Issue 26

“Disasters and Dislocation in France and the Empire”
Panel Session at the 45th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Reno, NV, November 4, 2017

Chair: Minayo Nasiali, University of California, Los Angeles

Christopher M. Church, University of Nevada, Reno, “Rhythms of Catastrophe, Iterations of Inequity: Disaster Memory, Dislocation, and Disparity during Pelée’s Eruption of 1929”
VideoMP3

Cindy Ermus, University of Lethbridge, “Plague and the Port City: Movement and Migration during an Eighteenth-Century Crisis”
Video | MP3

Philip Whalen, Coastal Carolina University, “Labor and Culture in Burgundy’s Phylloxera Epidemic”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Martha L. Hildreth, University of Nevada, Reno, and audience
Video | MP3

Volume 9, Issue 25

“Identity and Memory: Huguenots, Conversos, and Other Francophone Voyagers”
Panel Session at the 45th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Reno, NV, November 4, 2017

Chair: Dena Goodman, University of Michigan

Gayle K. Brunelle, California State University, Fullerton, “‘À la Ruine totale de la France’: A French Assessment of Portuguese and Spanish Immigration in Seventeenth-Century France”
Video | MP3

Catherine Naeve, Rutgers University, “Naturalizing Refugees: How Foreign Protestants Became British in the Eighteenth Century”
Video | MP3

Lori R. Weintrob, Wagner College, “Huguenot Refugees in New York: Faith, Family, Slavery, and Legacy”
Video | MP3

Whitney Walton, Purdue University, “A Frenchman on the Frontier: Science and Community in Nineteenth-Century New Harmony, Indiana”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Dena Goodman, University of Michigan, and audience
Video | MP3

Volume 9, Issue 24

Edgar L. Newman Memorial Plenary Lecture: “The Great War at One Hundred: Between Presence and Absence”
Plenary luncheon at the 45th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Reno, NV, November 3, 2017

Annette Becker, Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Video | MP3

Volume 9, Issue 23

“Women’s Agency and Activism in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: A Special Session Honoring Elinor Accampo”
Panel Session at the 45th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Reno, NV, November 4, 2017

Chair: Cheryl Koos, California State University, Los Angeles

Andrea Mansker, University of the South, “The Lonely-Hearts Ad in Napoleon’s Paris”
Video | MP3

Carolyn J. Eichner, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, “Feminism’s Others: Gender, Race, and Frenchness in Late Nineteenth-Century Metropole and Empire”
Video | MP3

Patricia Tilburg, Davidson College, “La femme au corsage rouge: Monette Thomas, Midinette Militancy, and the Garment Strikes of 1918-1919”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Christopher Forth, University of Kansas, and audience
Video | MP3

Volume 9, Issue 22

“Heroines: Strong Women in Modern Popular Culture”
Panel Session at the 45th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Reno, NV, November 3, 2017

Chair: Michael Wilson, University of Texas at Dallas

Elizabeth Everton, Concordia University, “Heroines for the End of the World: Women, Physical Courage, and Martial Heroism during the Dreyfus Affair”
Video | MP3

Robin Walz, University of Alaska Southeast, “The Daughter of Fantômas: Belle Époque Action and Adventure Heroine”
Video | MP3

Joelle Neulander, The Citadel, “Moxie in Action: Heroines in Pre-World War Two French Popular Culture”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Michael Wilson, University of Texas at Dallas, and audience
Video | MP3

Volume 9, Issue 21

Teaching Gender and Sexuality in French History”
Panel Session at the 45th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Reno, NV, November 3, 2017

Chair: Patricia Tilburg, Davidson College

Discussants:

Nancy Locklin-Sofer, Maryville College
Video | MP3

Sun-Young Park, George Mason University
Video | MP3

Andrew Israel Ross, University of Southern Mississippi
Video | MP3

Jessie Hewitt, University of Redlands
Video | MP3

Lori Weintrob, Wagner College
Video | MP3

Discussion – Video | MP3

Volume 9, Issue 20

“Cultivating the World in the Eighteenth Century”
Panel Session at the 45th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Reno, NV, November 3, 2017

Chair: Elizabeth Heath, Baruch College, City University of New York

Elizabeth Hyde, Kean University, “Naturalizing the World in Eighteenth-Century Bayonne: A Garden Proposal by André Michaux”
Video | MP3

Julia Landweber, Montclair State University, “Coffee Production in the Eighteenth-Century East and West French Indies”
Video | MP3

Oliver Cussen, University of Chicago, “Michel Adanson and the Gum Trade: In Imperial Meridian for Old Regime France?”
Video | MP3

April Shelford, American University, “The Enlightened Planter”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Judith DeGroat, St. Lawrence University, and audience
Video | MP3

Volume 9, Issue 19

Conference Plenary Roundtable: “Addressing Structural Racism in French History and French Historical Studies”
Conference plenary roundtable at the 45th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Reno, NV, November 4, 2017

Chair: Christy Pichichero, George Mason University

Discussants:

Jennifer Boittin, The Pennsylvania State University
Muriam Haleh Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz
Minayo Nasiali, University of California, Los Angeles
Felix Fernand Germain, University of Pittsburgh
Tyler Stovall, University of California, Santa Cruz
Robin Mitchell, California State University, Channel Islands
Emily Marker, Rutgers University-Camden
Nimisha Barton, Princeton University

Video: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
MP3: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Volume 9, Issue 17

“Experiencing May ’68 in France”
Edited by 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:Volume 9, Issue 11

“Legacies of the French Revolution Across Time and Distance”
Panel Session at the 44th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Cedar Rapids, IA, November 5, 2016

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

Commentary by K. Steven Vincent, North Carolina State University
Video | MP3

Volume 9, Issue 10

Plenary Session:  “A Tale of Two Texts, or Why Write French History Today”
Plenary sesssion at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, DC, April 22, 2017

Sophia Rosenfeld, University of Pennsylvania
Video | MP3

Volume 9, Issue 9

“Fashioning French Identities”
Panel session at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, DC, April 22, 2017

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

Volume 9, Issue 8

“Session in Honor of James B. Collins I: Culture, Society, Gender, and the State in Early Modern Europe”
Panel session at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, DC, April 22, 2017

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

Volume 9, Issue 7

Plenary Session: “The 2017 French Presidential Elections”
Plenary session at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, DC, April 21, 2017

Chair:  David A. Bell, Princeton University

Speakers:

Charlotte Cavaillé, Georgetown University
Erwan Lagadec, George Washington University
Simon Serfaty, Old Dominion University

Video available HERE
MP3 available HERE

Volume 9, Issue 6

“Women in the French Imaginary: Historicizing the ‘Gallic Singularity’”
Panel Session at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, DC, April 21, 2017

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

Volume 9, Issue 5

Roundtable: “What We Talk about When We Talk about Décolonisation
Roundtable session at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, DC, April 21, 2017

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

Commentary by Roxanne Panchasi, Simon Fraser University

Video available HERE
MP3 available HERE

Volume 9, Issue 4

Plenary Session: “French Historians in the Public Sphere”
Plenary session at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, DC, April 21, 2017

Speakers:

Jonathan Judaken, Rhodes College
Robert Zaretsky, University of Houston

Video available HERE
MP3 available HERE (some sound quality issues exist)

Volume 9, Issue 3

“Crime, Theft, Revenge and the French Imagination”
Panel session at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, DC, April 21, 2017

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

Commentary by Sarah Maza, Northwestern University
Video | MP3

Volume 9, Issue 2

“Religious Minorities in the French Revolution: Tolerance, Violence and Emancipation”
Panel session at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, DC, April 21, 2017

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

Commentary by Mita Choudhury, Vassar College
Video | MP3

“Accommodating Vichy and the Germans in Occupied France”
Panel Session at the 44th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Cedar Rapids, IA, November 5, 2016

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”
Video | MP3

Brett Bowles, Indiana University, Bloomington, “À la recherche de Marcel Pagnol sous l’Occupation”
Video | MP3

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
Video | MP3

Commentary by Shannon Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 18

“Emotions and Regime Change II: Revolutionary Emotions”
Panel Session at the 44th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Cedar Rapids, IA, November 5, 2016

Chair: John W. McCormack, Aurora University

James Coons, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, “The Sentimental Politics of the Princely Fronde”
Video | MP3

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”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Judith Miller, Emory University
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 17

“Regime Change and Money: Uncertain Futures I”
Panel Session at the 44th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Cedar Rapids, IA, November 5, 2016

Chair: Matthew Gerber, University of Colorado at Boulder

Tabetha Ewing, Bard College, “False Coinage in an Eighteenth-Century Borderland”
Video | MP3

Andrew Billing, Macalester College, “Melancholic Markets: Commerce, Property, and bonheur in Diderot’s Economic Writings”
Video | MP3

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
Video | MP3

Dean Ferguson, Texas A and M University—Kingsville, “Rags and Money: Chiffonniers and Consumers in the Long Eighteenth Century”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Julia Douthwaite, University of Notre Dame
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 16

“History Beyond the Archive: Exploring the Potential of Digital Tools to Excavate Unseen Connections and Overturn Existing Scholarship”
Panel Session at the 44th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Cedar Rapids, IA, November 4, 2016

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”
Video | MP3

Jillian Slaight, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Sex and the Limits of Solidarity: Google Mapping Mobile Women in Eighteenth-Century Paris”
Video | MP3

Allan Tulchin, Shippensburg University, “Googling Eighteenth-Century News: The Affiches de Bordeaux, 1758-1865”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Rebecca Scales, Rochester Institute of Technology
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 15

“The Circulation of Goods and Ideas in the Eighteenth-Century French Atlantic”
Panel Session at the 44th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Cedar Rapids, IA, November 4, 2016

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”
Video | MP3

Julia Landweber, Montclair State University, “Caribbean Coffee, French Culture: Circulating Knowledge Between Colony and Metropole, 1715-1789”
Video | MP3

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″
Video | MP3

Commentary by Liana Vardi, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 14

Plenary Luncheon: “Exit, Voice, Provocation: Menace and Vulnerability in Colonial and Contemporary France”
Plenary luncheon at the 44th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Cedar Rapids, IA, November 4, 2016

Joshua H. Cole, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Video available HERE

Volume 8, Issue 13

Plenary/Conference Roundtable III: “Crisis in French History”
Roundtable session at the 44th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Cedar Rapids, IA, November 4, 2016

Participants:

John Merriman, Yale University
Lloyd Kramer, University of Norther Carolina
Clare Crowston, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.P. Daughton, Stanford University

Volume 8, Issue 10

Banquet Plenary: “Le Spectacle de la Résistante: Female Dress and Gender Transformation”
Dinner banquet plenary at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, TN, March 5, 2016

Introduction: Michael Bess, Vanderbilt University

Mary Louise Roberts, University of Wisconsin
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 9

Roundtable: “Theatrical Sites in the Eighteenth Century”
Roundtable session at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, TN, March 5, 2016

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”
Video | MP3

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”
Video | MP3

Laura Mason, Johns Hopkins University, “Conspiracy as Theater during the French Revolution”
Video | MP3

Jeffrey S. Ravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Performing…and Spectating, Writing, and Reading”
Video | MP3

Commentary by audience
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 8

“Amazons, Murderers, Neighborhood Toughs, and Husband Beaters: Women’s Use of Violence in Early Modern France”
Panel session at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, TN, March 5, 2016

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

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”
Video | MP3

Julia Osman, Mississippi State University, “‘With a Man’s Valor’: Amazons on the French Battlefield and Imagination, 1630-1700”
Video | MP3

Nancy Locklin-Sofer, Maryville College, “After the Royal Pardon: Female Murderers Come Home in the Eighteenth Century”
Video | MP3

Nina Kushner, Clark University, “Female Violence, Cuckoldry, and Constructions of Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century Paris”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Julius Ruff, Marquette University and audience
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 7

“‘L’Empire colonial dans tous ses états’: Reshaping ‘la mission civilisatrice’ in Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Textbooks”
Panel session at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, TN, March 5, 2016

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”
Video | MP3

Christopher Thompson, Ball State University, “A New, Post-colonial ‘Roman National’? Teaching the Empire and its Legacies in Contemporary France”
Video | MP3

Sandra Rousseau, Carleton College, “Graphic Irony and Provocative History in Petite histoire des colonies françaises (2012)”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Jennifer Howell, Illinois State University and audience
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 6

Plenary Roundtable: “The Work of Roger Chartier”
Plenary roundtable at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, TN, March 4, 2016

Lauren Clay, Vanderbilt University, “Introduction”
Video | MP3

Lynn Hunt, UCLA, “The Precarious Cutting Edge”
Video | MP3

Robert Darnton, Harvard University, “Roger Chartier: Book Historian”
Video | MP3

Colin Jones, Queen Mary University of London, “Roger Chartier sans frontières”
Video | MP3

Response by Roger Chartier
Video | MP3

Commentary by audience
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 5

“Sentiment and Statecraft: Political and Emotional Regimes in France, 1789-1848”
Panel session at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, TN, March 4, 2016

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”
Video | MP3

Ronald Schechter, College of William and Mary, “Terror and Reassurance in the Year II”
Video | MP3

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”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Naomi J. Andrews, Santa Clara University
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 4

Plenary Luncheon: “France and the World”
Plenary luncheon at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, TN, March 4, 2016

J.P. Daughton, Stanford University, “Introduction”
Video | MP3

Brett Rushforth, College of William and Mary
Video | MP3

Alice Conklin, Ohio State University
Video | MP3

Commentary by audience
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 3

Roundtable: “Consumer Cultures and Material Goods in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century France”
Roundtable session at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, TN, March 4, 2016

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”
Video | MP3

Kirsten James, University of Toronto, “Inside the Perfumer’s Boutique in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Paris”
Video | MP3

Julia Landweber, Montclair State University, “Making Coffee French: Establishing a Material Culture for Coffee in France, 1670-1780”
Video | MP3

Carolyn Purnell, Illinois Institute of Technology, “Drinking Your Way to a New You: Self-Medication, Sensibility, and Sociability at the Café”
Video | MP3

Sydney Watts, University of Richmond, “Provisioning for Health: Comparing Lenten Butcheries across Eighteenth-Century Urban France”
Video | MP3

Commentary by audience
Video | MP3

Volume 8, Issue 2

“Marriage: Ideals, Practices, and New Critics”
Panel session at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, TN, March 4, 2016

Chair: Michelle Rhoades, Wabash College

Andrea Mansker, University of the South, “Marriage and the Politics of Police Repression under the Empire”
Video | MP3

Anne Verjus, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, “Marriage under the Code Napoléon: A New Social Problem?”
Video | MP3

Judith DeGroat, St. Lawrence University, “A Woman’s Critique of Marriage: Pauline Roland’s Lived Challenge to Bourgeois Domesticity”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Jennifer Heuer, University of Massachusetts–Amherst
Video | MP3

Volume 7, Issue 19

Workshop: “Teaching from Objects”
Workshop at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Chicago, IL, November 7, 2015

Leora Auslander, University of Chicago

Video: Part 1 | Part 2

MP3: Part 1 | Part 2

Volume 7, Issue 18

“Eastern Exchanges: France in the Eighteenth-Century East”
Panel Session at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Chicago, IL, November 6, 2015

Chair: Kathleen Wellman, Southern Methodist University

Julia M. Gossard, University of Texas, Austin, “Jeunes de Langues: French Children in the Ottoman Empire”
Video | MP3

Keith Luria, North Carolina State University, “Building a Global Catholic Community in Seventeenth-Century France and Vietnam”
Video | MP3

Ashley Bruckbauer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Ambassadors, Missionaries, and Converts: Picturing Religious Conversion in Eighteenth-Century Images of Diplomatic Exchanges”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Steven Rowe, Chicago State University
Video | MP3

Volume 7, Issue 17

“Intellectual Exchanges: Gender, Identity, and Embodiment Before, During, and After the Dreyfus Affair”
Panel Session at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Chicago, IL, November 6, 2015

Chair: Rachel Fuchs, Arizona State University

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen, University of Rochester, “Maxims to Keep in the Current Crisis”: Gender, Politics, and Pedagogy during the Dreyfus Affair”
Video | MP3

Elizabeth Everton (Margaret Zirbel, co-author), Concordia University, “A Republic of Letters for the Anti-Enlightenment: The Henry Subscription (December 1898 – January 1899)”
Video | MP3

Eric Brandom, Kansas State University, “Embodied Reason in French Philosophy around 1900: Emile Durkheim and the Liberal Revue de métaphysique et de morale”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Elinor Accampo, University of Southern California
Video | MP3

Volume 7, Issue 16

“‘Foreign’ Food in Contemporary France”
Panel Session at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Chicago, IL, November 6, 2015

Chair: Julia Landweber, Montclair State University

Ben Poole, Texas Tech University, “The Politics of the Grain: Couscous in Post-Colonial France”
Video | MP3

Erica J. Peters, Culinary Historians of Northern California, “A Vietnamese Soup in France: From Soupe Tonkinoise to Soupe Nationale”
Video | MP3

Leora Auslander, University of Chicago, “Why Vegetarian Food in School Cafeterias is a Problem: Food and Frenchness in the 21st Century”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Lauren Janes, Hope College
Video | MP3

Volume 7, Issue 11

“Teaching the World Wars in France: New Approaches and Ideas”
Panel Session at the 61th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Colorado Springs, CO, April 17, 2015

Chair: Sarah Fishman, University of Houston

Bruno Cabanes, Ohio State University, “Teaching the Cultural History of World War I”
Video | MP3

Martha Hanna, University of Colorado, Boulder, “Global History in a National Space: France as a Transnational Space, 1914-1918”
Video | MP3

Mary Louise Roberts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “The Épinal Project: Researching the Lives of American GIs Buried in Epinal Military Cemetery”
Video | MP3

Mary Louise Roberts, additional written comments on “The Épinal Project”

Commentary by audience

Volume 7, Issue 10

“Complicating the Narrative: Teaching the Algerian War”
Panel Session at the 61th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Colorado Springs, CO, April 17, 2015

Chair: Frédéric Viguier, New York University

Jessica Hammerman, Central Oregon Community College, “And What Is the Jewish Perspective on the War?”
Video | MP3

Lindsay Kaplan, New York University, “The Third Way: The Beur Novel and the Search for Identity”
Video | MP3

Commentary by James LeSueur, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Video | MP3

Volume 7, Issue 9

Roundtable: “Piketty in Historical Perspective”
Panel Session at the 61th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Colorado Springs, CO, April 18, 2015

Moderator: Geoff Read, Huron University College

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

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

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

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

Commentary by the audience

Video: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

MP3: Part 1 | Part 2

Volume 7, Issue 8

“Learning from the Courte Durée: Moments in Mediterranean Environmental History”
Panel Session at the 61th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Colorado Springs, CO, April 18, 2015

Chair: Michael Kwass, Johns Hopkins University

Joseph Horan, Colorado School of Mines, “The Pyrenean Cotton Boom: Acclimatization and Modernization in Napoleonic France”
Video | MP3

Cindy Ermus, Florida Southwestern State College, “The Peste of Provence and the Centralization of Crisis Management in the Early Eighteenth Century”
Video | MP3

Joshua Meeks, Florida State University, “Resources and Revolution: The Struggle for Corsican Timber”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Susan Carol Rogers, New York University
Video | MP3

Volume 7, Issue 7

“Victims, Compensation, Melancholy: Shaping the Legacies of Revolution and Violence in France, 1794-1799”
Panel Session at the 61th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Colorado Springs, CO, April 18, 2015

Chair: David Garrioch, Monash University

Colin Jones, Queen Mary University of London, “Maximilien Robespierre, Melancholic Victim of his own Virtue?”
Video | MP3
Note: The audio quality improves after about 8 minutes

Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley, University of Exeter, “The Victim Strikes Back? Print Culture after the Terror in France, 1794-1799”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Ronen Steinberg, Michigan State University
Video | MP3

Volume 7, Issue 6

“Mediterranean France”
Panel Session at the 61th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Colorado Springs, CO, April 17, 2015

Chair, Susan Ashley, Colorado College

Jessica Marglin, University of Southern California, “Mediterranean French Modern: The Trans-Imperial Life of Abraham Ankawa, 1810- 1890”
Video | MP3

Ethan Katz, University of Cincinnati, “Making Mediterranean Spaces: Jews, Muslims, and Mainland France Between the Wars”
Video | MP3

Todd Shepard, Johns Hopkins University, “Jean Scelles and the Myth of a Trans-Mediterranean ‘Traite des Blanches,’ 1962-1979”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Naomi Davidson, University of Ottawa
Video | MP3

Volume 7, Issue 5

Plenary Luncheon: “Critical Education Yesterday and Today”
Plenary Luncheon at the 61th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Colorado Springs, CO, April 17, 2015

Introduction, by Dennis McEnnerney, Colorado College

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

Volume 6, Issue 20

“Contested ‘Visions’ of ‘Metropole’ and ‘Colony:’ From ‘France’ to ‘French’ West ‘Africa’ in the Twentieth Century”
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, San Antonio, TX, November 15, 2014

Chair: Kathleen Wellman, Southern Methodist University

Kathleen Keller, Gustavus Adolphus College, “Colonial Inspectors: French Policemen and Surveillance in French West Africa, 1914-1939

Gillian Glaes, University of Montana, “Colonially Influenced Policing in the Cold War: African Dissidents, Immigrant Organizations, and French Policing Tactics in Paris after 1960

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

Commentary by Melissa Byrnes, Southwestern University

Volume 6, Issue 19

“From Small Wars to Nuclear Weapons: Lessons from French Military Ventures in the Middle East and North Africa”
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, San Antonio, TX, November 15, 2014

Chair: Benjamin Brower, University of Texas-Austin

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

Roxanne Panchesi, Simon Fraser University, “No ‘War,’ No ‘Bombs’: Representing French Military Acts in Algeria, 1958-1962

Anndal Narayanan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “‘Ready to Fight’: Veterans of the Algerian War Take the Battle to France, 1958-1974

Commentary by Andrew M. Daily, University of Memphis

Volume 6, Issue 18

“Representations of Childhood”
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, San Antonio, TX, November 15, 2014

Chair: Jennifer J. Popiel, Saint Louis University

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

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

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

Commentary by Katharine Norris, Johns Hopkins University/National Cathedral School

Volume 6, Issue 17

Roundtable: “The Self at War: What Historians Can (Not) Learn about Conflicts from Ego Documents”
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, San Antonio, TX, November 14, 2014

Chair: Christine Haynes, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Participants:

Whitney Walton, Purdue University
Shannon Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rachel Chrastil, Xavier University
Richard Fogarty, University at Albany, SUNY

Video: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Volume 6, Issue 16

“Urban Conflict and Identity during the Wars of Religion”
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, San Antonio, TX, November 14, 2014

Chair: Daniella Kostroun, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

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

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

Commentary by Allan Tulchin, Shippensburg University

Volume 6, Issue 15

“Hygiene, Public Health, and the Social Body”
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, San Antonio, TX, November 14, 2014

Chair: Sean Takats, George Mason University

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

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

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

Commentary by Sean Takats, George Mason University

Volume 6, Issue 14

“From Paris to Lyon: A Sisterhood Forged in Résistance”
Panel Session at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, San Antonio, TX, November 14, 2014

Chair: Sarah Fishman, University of Houston

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

Zoë Egelman, New York District Attorney’s Office, “The Journal of Hélène Berr and the Promise of Literature

Rosamond Hooper-Hamersley, New Jersey City University, “Les Périls de la Résistance: Lucie Aubrac and the Libération-Sud

Commentary by Susan Conner, Albion College

Volume 6, Issue 13

Plenary Session: “France and the Origins of the Great War”
Plenary Session at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, April 26, 2014

Christopher Clark, St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge

Video available HERE

Volume 6, Issue 12

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

John Horne, Trinity College

Video available HERE

Volume 6, Issue 9

Plenary Banquet: “Quelle guerre la France commémore-t-elle en 2014 ?”
Banquet dinner at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Montréal, QC, April 26, 2014

Antoine Prost, Université de Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne

Video available HERE

Volume 6, Issue 8

“Genius, Celebrity, and the Self: Visions of Singularity and Transcendence in 18th-century France”
Panel Session at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Montréal, QC, April 27, 2014

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, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, “Un ‘bénéfice à charge d’âmes’: Grandeur et servitudes de la célébrité

Commentary by Sophia Rosenfeld, University of Virginia

Volume 6, Issue 7

Plenary Luncheon: “‘Somewhere in Belgium or France it don’t matter which’: Seeing France through Foreign Eyes, 1914-1918”
Plenary Luncheon at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Montréal, QC, April 25, 2014

Martha Hanna, University of Colorado-Boulder

Video available HERE

Volume 6, Issue 6

“The Politics of Obligation, Eighteenth- and Twentieth-Century France”
Panel Session at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Montréal, QC, April 27, 2014

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

Commentary by Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto

Volume 6, Issue 5

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

Chair: 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

Commentary by Andrew Barros, Université du Québec à Montréal

Volume 6, Issue 4

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

Chair: 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

Commentary by Elizabeth Vlossak, Brock University

Volume 6, Issue 3

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

Chair: 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

Commentary by Rachel Chrastil, Xavier University

Volume 5, Issue 16

Roundtable: “Reflections on Revolutionary Violence”
Panel Session at Western Society for French History Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 25, 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

Video Part #1
Video Part #2
Video Part #3

Volume 5, Issue 15

Roundtable: “Pedagogies of Change: Academics and Engagement in French History”
Panel Session at Western Society for French History Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 25, 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

Video Part #1
Video Part #2
Video Part #3

Volume 5, Issue 14

“Collaboration, Transgression and Protest in Vichy France”
Panel Session at Western Society for French History Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 25, 2013

Chair:  Shannon Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology

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

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

Keith Rathbone, Northwestern University, “Transgressive Exercises: How Vichy’s Sports Societies Shielded Social Outcasts

Commentary by Shannon Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Volume 5, Issue 13

Session in Memory of Donna Ryan (1948-2012)
Panel Session at Western Society for French History Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 25, 2013

Organizer: Kathryn Norberg, UCLA

Moderator:  Hines Hall, Auburn University

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

Video Part #1
Video Part #2
Video Part #3

Volume 5, Issue 12

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

Chair: Rachel Gillett, Harvard University

Bronson Long, Georgia Highlands College, “Le Diable (Çava): War and Belgian National Identity in the Music of Jacques Brel

Elizabeth McGregor, Anna Maria College, “Jazz, the Algerian War, and Decolonization

Jonathyne Briggs, Indiana University Northwest, “Johnny à l’armée: Nationalist Visions of Youth in the Era of Decolonization

Commentary by Sandrine Sanos, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

Volume 5, Issue 11

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

Chair:  Sean Takats, George Mason University

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

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

Commentary by David Del Testa, Bucknell University

Volume 5, Issue 10

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

Chair: Joelle Neulander, The Citadel

Robin Walz, University of Alaska Southeast, “Crime au marché noir:  Detective Fiction under the Occupation

Scott Haine, University of Maryland, “The Drama of Daily Life: Simone de Beauvoir’s Literary and Autobiographical Writings on Cafe Life during WWII

Audra Merfeld Langston, Missouri University of Science and Technology, “Judging Justice: Marcel Aymé’s La Tête des autres and the Press

Commentary by Sarah Fishman, University of Houston

Volume 5, Issue 9

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

Chair:  Paul Hanson, Butler University

Kenneth Loiselle, Trinity University, “Women and Male Friendship in Old Regime Freemasonry

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

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

Commentary by Gary Kates, Pomona College

Volume 5, Issue 7

“Nature and Technology in the French Revolution: A Discussion of Recent Scholarship (II)” 
Conference Panel at Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Cambridge, MA, April 6, 2013

Chair: Julia Douthwaite, University of Notre Dame

Catherine Lanoë, Université d’Orléans, “Cosmétiques, artifice, et nature”

Guillaume Mazeau, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, “La physionotrace”

Audio-only version available HERE

Volume 5, Issue 6

“Nature and Technology in the French Revolution: A Discussion of Recent Scholarship (I)” 
Conference Panel at Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Cambridge, MA, April 6, 2013

Chair: Lesley Walker, Indiana University South Bend

Kenneth Alder, Northwestern University, “History of Science as Means:  Mediating the Materialist and Political Histories of the French Revolution”

Julia Douthwaite, University of Notre Dame, “Putting the ‘New Positivism’ to Work on Politico-Literary History:  The Case of the French Revolution”

Mary Ashburn Miller, Reed College, “Reassessing the Rhetoric and Reality of ‘Nature’ in the Politics of the French Revolution”

Video (with audio) available HERE
Audio-only version available HERE

Volume 5, Issue 5

“French Universalism and its Exceptions”
Conference Panel at Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Cambridge, MA, April 6, 2013

Chair: Sandrine Sanos, Texas A & M University Corpus Christi

Stefanos Geroulanos, New York University, “The UNESCO Campaign Against Racism and the New Ethnological Humanism of 1950s France

Julian Bourg, Boston College, “From Complementarity to Asymmetry: Algeria, Counter-Insurgency, and the Emergence of the Guerrilla as Free Radical

Camille Robcis, Cornell University, Republicanism and the Critique of Human Rights

Commentary by Bruno PerreauMassachusetts Institute of Technology

Discussion

Volume 5, Issue 4

Plenary Session: “Environmental History and Narratives of French History”
Plenary session at Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Cambridge, MA, April 5, 2013

Chair: Mary D. Lewis, Harvard University

Michael Bess, Vanderbilt University, Plenary Presentation #1

Caroline Ford, UCLA, Plenary Presentation #2

Jean-François Mouhot, Georgetown University, Plenary Presentation #3

Volume 5, Issue 3

“Visions of Enlightenment”
Conference session at Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Cambridge, MA, April 5, 2013

Chair: Keith Baker, Stanford University

Darrin McMahon, Florida State University, “Seeing the Light in the Age of EnLIGHTenment: Reflections on a Future Study

Dan Edelstein, Stanford University, “Enlightenment Rights Talk

Emma Rothschild, Harvard University, “Inner Shuddering in the French Provinces

Commentary by J. Kent WrightArizona State University

Volume 5, Issue 2

Plenary Luncheon: “For Whom Do We Write?”
Plenary luncheon at Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Cambridge, MA, April 5, 2013

Moderator: Stéphane Gerson, New York University

Participants:

David A. Bell, Princeton University
Gayle A. Brunelle, California State University, Fullerton
Jeffrey Jackson, Rhodes College
Caroline Weber, Barnard College

Video available HERE

Volume 5, Issue 1

“The Social Imaginary in Nineteenth-Century France”
Conference session at Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Cambridge, MA, April 5, 2013

Chair: Jan Goldstein, University of Chicago

James Johnson, Boston University, “Paul Verlaine, Masks, and the French Fin-de-Siècle”

Dominique Kalifa, University of Paris I-Sorbonne, “The ‘Bas-Fonds’ as a Social Imaginary

Erin-Marie Legacey, Texas Tech University, “A Grave Accord: Reimagining Paris in the City of the Dead (1804-1830)

Volume 4, Issue 3

The Work and Contributions of Lynn Hunt”
Conference panel at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 2012
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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

Commentary by Lynn A. Hunt, UCLA

Video available HERE