H-France Salon, Volume 11 (2019)

Volume 11, Issue 13

H-France Webinar: “Democratic Problems in the Age of Revolution”
April 12, 2019

Hosted by Camille Robcis, Columbia University

Guest Participants:

Sophia Rosenfeld, University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Sawyer
, The American University in Paris
Dan Edelstein
, Stanford University

Video available HERE

Volume 11, Issue 12

H-France Webinar: “Memory in Post-War France”
October 26, 2018

Hosted by Camille Robcis, Columbia University

Guest Participants:

Claire Eldridge, University of Leeds
Emma Kuby, Northern Illinois University
Sandrine Sanos, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Video available HERE

Volume 11, Issue 11

Roundtable: “Thinking and Acting Historically with Édouard Glissant”
Roundtable at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Indianapolis, IN, April 6, 2019

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

Discussants:

John Drabinski, Amherst College
Nick Nesbitt, Princeton University
Emily Sahakian, University of Georgia
Hanétha Vété-Congolo, Bowdoin College

Commentary by the audience

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

Volume 11, Issue 10

“Recasting Race after World War II: Transnational Perspectives”
Panel session at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Indianapolis, IN, April 6, 2019

Chair: Alice Conklin, Ohio State University

Muriam Haleh Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz, “Governing for the Market and the Question of Islam in Algeria, 1958-1962”
Video | MP3

Julia Roos, Indiana University, “No Second ‘Black Horror on the Rhine’? Colonial French Occupation Soldiers and German Society after the Second World War”
Video | MP3

Emily Marker, Rutgers University at Camden, “Racial Reeducation in Liberated Europe and French Africa and the Making of Postwar Racial Common Sense, 1944-1950”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Emma Kuby, Northern Illinois University
Video | MP3

Volume 11, Issue 9

Roundtable: “L’Histoire mondiale de la France as Historical Experiment and Literary Phenomenon”
Roundtable at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Indianapolis, IN, April 6, 2019

Moderator: Stéphane Gerson, New York University

Discussants:

Pierre Singaravélou, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Co-editor of Histoire mondiale de la France
Eric Jennings, University of Toronto and Contributing author, Histoire mondiale de la France
Katherine Crawford, Vanderbilt University
Alice Conklin, Ohio State University
Sarah Gensburger, CNRS

Commentary by the audience

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

Volume 11, Issue 8

“Historians of the French Revolution and their Publics”
Panel session at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Indianapolis, IN, April 6, 2019

Chair: Jack Censer, George Mason University

Timothy Scott Johnson, Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi, “The War over Hearts, Minds, and History. The Role of the French Revolution in Counter-Insurgency Theory during the Algerian War”
Video | MP3

John L. Harvey, St. Cloud State University, “Did the British Overtake American Anglophone Interpretations of the French Revolution, 1970 to 2000?”
Video | MP3

Michael Scott Christofferson, Adelphi University, “The Historian and the Think Tank: François Furet’s Presidency of the EHESS and the Origins of the Fondation Saint-Simon”
Video and MP3 forthcoming

Commentary by Paul Hanson, Butler University
Video | MP3

Volume 11, Issue 7

Keynote Lecture:  “L’histoire publique comme outil de production de la recherche : retours d’expériences”
Keynote lecture at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Indianapolis, IN, April 5, 2019

Pierre Singaravélou, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Video | MP3

Volume 11, Issue 6

“The Old Regime on Screen: Representations and Misrepresentations of Kings and their Courts in Film and Fiction”
Panel session at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Indianapolis, IN, April 5, 2019

Charlotte Wells, University of Northern Iowa, “The Man Had Issues, But….: The Unfortunate Afterlife of Louis XIII”
Video | MP3

Gregory Monahan, Eastern Oregon University, “Will the Real Louis XIV Please Stand Up? The Sun King in Film and Television”
Video | MP3

Nicole Bauer, University of Tulsa, “A Swashbuckling Commissaire: The Eighteenth-Century Paris Police on the Small Screen”
Video | MP3

Commentary by James B. Collins, Georgetown University
Video | MP3

Volume 11, Issue 5

“Roundtable in Honor of Jack Censer”
Roundtable at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Indianapolis, IN, April 5, 2019

Chair: Christy Pichichero, George Mason University
Guest of Honor: Jack Censer, George Mason University

Discussants:

Lynn Hunt,University of California, Los Angeles
Gary Kates, Pomona College
Jeremy Popkin, University of Kentucky
Timothy Tackett, University of California, Irvine

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

Volume 11, Issue 4

“Cultural Exchanges Between France and the USSR”
Panel session at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Indianapolis, IN, April 5, 2019

Chair: Steven Kale, Washington State University

Christine Grant, Carnegie Mellon University, “From Mettray to Makarenko: A Transnational View of Penitentiary Agricultural Colonies, 1839-1939”
Video | MP3

Kayci Harris, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Bargaining Ballerinas: Shopping and Tourism during Franco-Soviet Ballet Exchanges, 1954-1972”
Video | MP3

Faye Bartram, University of Iowa, “Friends Among Enemies: Transnational Friendship Societies and Cultural Exchange between France and the USSR, 1945-1972”
Video | MP3

Commentary by Steven Kale, Washington State University
Video | MP3

Volume 11, Issue 3

“État, pouvoirs et contestations dans les monarchies française et britannique et dans leurs colonies américaines (vers 1640-vers 1780)”
Edited by:
Stéphane Jettot, Université Paris Sorbonne
Vincent Meyzie, Université Paris Nanterre

Cette bibliographie a été initialement rédigée pour aider les candidats passant en France les concours de recrutement de l’enseignement secondaire à préparer les examens (Capes d’histoire-géographie et agrégation d’histoire) en leur fournissant un état à jour de la production historienne sur la question au programme sur État, pouvoirs et contestations dans les monarchies française et britannique et dans leurs colonies américaines (vers 1640-vers 1780). Plaçant au cœur du sujet l’étude des conceptions, de l’exercice et des contestations de l’autorité politique, celle-ci structure donc la bibliographie proposée (ce qui explique la part sciemment modeste de travaux relevant de l’histoire atlantique et de l’histoire impériale). Logiques pédagogiques et logiques scientifiques se sont donc conjuguées pour présider à la réalisation d’un instrument bibliographique à la fois sélectif, analytique et actualisé.

Il nous semble utile de mettre largement cette bibliographie à disposition de la communauté historienne, notamment dans le but d’une meilleure circulation transatlantique entre historiographies de langue française et de langue anglaise. En effet, par son ampleur et par la mise en exergue d’une multiplicité de thématiques, elle rend visible la variété des sujets abordés par l’histoire politique au sens large. Elle permet peut-être aussi d’entrevoir, en creux, les fronts pionniers et les angles morts de la recherche.

Bibliographie (Achevée et arrêtée fin août 2018)

Volume 11, Issue 2

“Race, Racism, and the Study of France and the Francophone World Today”
Edited by:
Emily Marker, Rutgers University-Camden
Christy Pichichero, George Mason University

This special three-part series of H-France Salon seeks to create a space for the H-France community and beyond to critically re-evaluate how we address race and racism in our scholarship and research agendas, in our pedagogical practice, and in our professional institutions. As the struggle for racial justice in the academy and society at large in both France and the US has simultaneously been reinvigorated and come under increasing attack in recent years, we have found that many of our colleagues who have not focused on race and racism in the past are eager to engage with these issues now and are seeking tools, resources, and cutting-edge research. To that end, at the 2017 annual meeting of the Western Society for French History, Dr. Christy Pichichero organized a plenary roundtable on structural racism (the videorecording is available here), and Dr. Emily Marker facilitated an accompanying workshop on combating structural racism in the classroom. Based on the significant response to that programming, H-France approached us to continue and expand those initial conversations as guest editors of an H-France Salon.

The Salon is organized in three issues – one each primarily devoted to research, institutional and professional matters, and pedagogy – with the aim of encouraging our community of scholars to consider the significance of race and racism across all of these aspects of our everyday practice as academics. For the first installment, we asked a group of scholars to write short reflections on the state of their fields and to respond to one another’s thoughts in an online “conversation.” The contributors to this issue of the Salon are Dorian Bell, Madeleine Dobie, Éric Fassin, Abdellali Hajjat, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Michael G. Vann, and Françoise Vergès. We urge you to share these exchanges widely with interested colleagues, students, and administrators, and we hope that you will continue to follow the discussion in the issues to come.

“Introduction”
Emily Marker (Rutgers University-Camden) and Christy Pichichero (George Mason University)

“Race within French Academia”
Éric Fassin
Université Paris-8

“Race and Racism: The Afterlives of Slavery and Colonialism”
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting
Vanderbilt University

“Obstacles et avancées de la recherche sur la question raciale en France”
Abdellali Hajjat
Paris-Nanterre

“Beyond the New Anti-Semitism”
Dorian Bell
University of California, Santa Cruz

“Toutes les féministes ne sont pas blanches : Pour un féminisme décolonial et de marronnage”
Françoise Vergès
Collège d’études mondiales, FMSH-Paris

“Will French History Finally Engage Intersectionality?”
Michael G. Vann
Sacramento State University

“Updating & Globalizing Francophone Studies”
Madeleine Dobie
Columbia University

“Conversation

Dorian Bell, University of California, Santa Cruz
Madeleine Dobie, Columbia University
Éric Fassin,
Université Paris-8
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Vanderbilt University
Michael G. Vann, Sacramento State University
Françoise Vergès, Collège d’études mondiales, FMSH-Paris

Volume 11, Issue 1

“Becoming Revolutionaries: Papers in Honor of Timothy Tackett”
Edited by:
Micah Alpaugh, University of Central Missouri
Robert Blackman, Hampden-Sydney College
Ian Coller, University of California-Irvine

The essays in this issue, offered not only by Tackett’s contemporaries but also by former students and emerging scholars, give a rich picture of his legacy and the continuing impact of his ongoing work. If he has shaped our historical practice, it has been above all by bringing human choice back to the center in a way that preserves the structural insights of the work that preceded him. He has never located himself in any “school” or sought to build one, as the diversity of these papers reveals. Drawing on the best of the Annales approach, he has consistently emphasized the need to place the choices of individuals in a larger social context. Like the great proponents of the “classical” interpretation, he has been finely attuned to regional particularities, and the responses “from below” as well as those of elites. Responding to the linguistic and cultural “turn,” he has paid close attention to the ways in which people represent their experience, uncovering a wealth of largely neglected sources. Yet at the heart of Tackett’s work is the question—not so much “why,” but how historical actors make choices that in their aggregate make revolutions, civil wars, social advances and episodes of violence.

“Becoming Timothy Tackett: An Appreciation”
Ian Coller
University of California-Irvine

“Roundtable: Tim Tackett as a Mentor”

Micah Alpaugh, University of Central Missouri
Robert Blackman, Hampden-Sydney College
Elizabeth Bond, Ohio State University
Patricia Goldsworthy-Bishop, Western Oregon University
Kate Marsden, Wofford College
Glen Porter-Pineda, Independent Scholar
Laura Sextro, University of Dayton


Part I: The Coming of the Revolution

“Becoming Revolutionaries in the Streets of Paris”
David Garrioch
Monash University

“Issues of Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Politics of the Early French Revolution”
Alan Forrest
University of York

“The Beginning of the Interregnum: The Origins of the Fusion of the Orders, 27 June 1789”
D.M.G. Sutherland
University of Maryland

“Paper Solutions for Real Problems: Solving Problems of Public Order Through Constitutional Revision in the National Assembly, Summer-Fall 1789”
Robert H. Blackman
Hamden-Sydney College

“Politics Lost: Civic Emotions and Political Institutions in the Early French Revolution”
Adrian O’Connor
University of South Florida — St. Petersburg,

“Devious Priests and Wayward Wives: Combatting Rural Resistance to the Constitutional Church”
Angela Haas
Missouri Western State University

“Deputies and Journalists in the French Revolution”
Jeremy D. Popkin
University of Kentucky


Part II: The Coming of the Terror

“Réflexions autour de ‘la Terreur’”
Michel Biard
Université de Rouen

“Choosing Sides in Revolutionary Times: The Diarists of Orléans”
Peter McPhee
University of Melbourne

“The Power of Emotions: New Light on the Conventionnels and the Process of the Terror”
Marisa Linton
Kingston University

“Provostial Justice and the Hors la loi Decree of March 19, 1793”
Ted W. Margadant
University of California-Davis

“‘Robbers, Muddlers, Bastards and Bankrupts?’: A Collective Look at the Thermidorians”
Mette Harder
SUNY Oneonta

“Itineraries, Historical and Political”
Timothy Tackett
University of California, Irvine