H-France Salon, Volume 10 (2018)

Volume 10, Issue 11

The Tallahassee Report and Graduate Training in French History
April 13-14, 2018

On April 13 and 14, 2018, approximately 35 doctoral students and their faculty advisors working on Old Regime, Enlightenment, and Revolutionary French history met at Florida State University to examine how doctoral education in this broad field has changed in the U.S. in recent years and to identify ways teaching, research, and the job search might be reconfigured in light of these changes. Together they represented 20 of the American universities currently granting doctoral degrees in this area of French history; observers from France and the UK were also present. The Tallahassee Report is the result of that meeting. In it the group identifies key challenges and puts forward some suggestions for how to address them. Over the summer the report was shared with several historians who did not participate in the meeting and represent a range of generations, institutions, and perspectives. Their responses are presented here along with the report with the aim of initiating a conversation on these important issues among the H-France community at large. We welcome your comments.

#1  The Tallahassee Report:
Rethinking Graduate Education in Old Regime, Enlightenment, and Revolutionary French History

#2  Some Reflections on De-specialization at a Small Graduate Program
Junko Takeda
Syracuse University

#3  Recommendations from the Teaching Trenches: Supporting Graduate Students and Junior Scholars in Old Regime, Enlightenment, and Revolutionary French Studies
Laura Talamante
California State University, Dominguez Hills

#4  On the Tallahassee Report
Julia M. Gossard
Utah State University

#5  Plus ça change
Lynn Hunt
UCLA

#6  On the Tallahassee Report:
Is It Time for Re-Specialization?

J.P. Daughton
Stanford University

#7  Enjamber l’Atlantique. Réflexions sur le Tallahassee Report
François-Joseph Ruggiu
Sorbonne Université & CNRS

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”
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Commentary by Joseph Bergin, University of Manchester
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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 10, Issue 3

“Interpreting May ’68”
Edited by Chris Reynolds, Nottingham Trent University

As part of its continuing series of issues focused on ’68, the current issue of H-France Salon presents excellent essays by Julian Bourg, Boston College, and  Daniel A. Gordon, Edge Hill University.  These two essays respond to a forum entitled “May ’68:  New Approaches, New Perspectives” in volume 51, issue 2 of French Historical Studies edited by Donald Reid and Daniel J. Sherman.  The essays extend the discussion and debate found in the original six essays.

Christopher Reynolds, Nottingham Trent University, “Introduction

Julian Bourg, Boston College, “Still, It Moves: May ’68 at Fifty

Daniel A. Gordon, Edge Hill University, “Commentary on French Historical Studies Special Issue: May ‘68: New Approaches, New Perspectives

Volume 10, Issue 2

H-France Webinar: “Early Modern Capitalism”
April 4, 2018

Moderator: Camille Robcis, Cornell University

Invited Participants:
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Francesca Trivellato, Yale University
Michael Kwass, Johns Hopkins University
Charly Coleman, Columbia University

Video available HERE

Volume 10, Issue 1

“Le Cas ’68”

As part of its recognition of the 50th anniversary of May ’68, H-France Salon has teamed up with students in Chris Reynolds’ course on May ’68 at Nottingham Trent University to produce a historical blog of those dramatic months. These blog entries address many of the key events and people that marked the spring of 1968 and provide both descriptions of various issues and people and links to more detailed information. The blog begins on March 22 and then picks up again on May 3, charting pivotal moments of these seminal events. Twelve blog entries were published during these months. We encourage you to share these blogs with your students and with anyone interested in learning more about Le Cas ’68 in France.

Home – May 68
March 22
May 3
May 10
May 13
May 14
May 24
May 27
May 29
May 30
June 10
June 14
June 23

Special thanks to Dr. Agathe Zobenbuller for all her work in supporting the students on this project.