H-France Salon, Volume 12 (2020)

Volume 12, Issue 9

Webinar: “NCFS in Captivity: The Betrayal of the Duchess
August 20, 2020

Following the postponement of the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association’s annual colloquium, Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University), Masha Belenky (George Washington University), and Susan McCready (University of South Alabama) arranged a series of conversations about new and forthcoming books relating to nineteenth-century France.

In the first webinar of the series, Maurice Samuels (Yale University) discusses his book The Betrayal of the Duchess: The Scandal That Unmade the Bourbon Monarchy and Made France Modern (New York: Basic Books, 2020) with Andrew Counter (Oxford University).

Introduction by Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University) and Susan McCready (University of South Alabama)

Video available HERE

Volume 12, Issue 8

The joint 66th Society for French Historical Studies Conference and 22nd George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation
Virtual Conference 5-31 July 2020

Hosted by the University of Auckland and Massey University

Conference homepage

Conference Materials
(Conference materials for each week will be posted the Sunday of that week.)

Volume 12, Issue 7

“The Conception of Conservation and Protection of Natural Resources in Early Modern and Revolutionary France”
Panel Session at the 47th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Bozeman, MT, October 5, 2019

Chair: Cynthia Bouton, Texas A&M University

Francesca Canadé Sautman, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, “Bernard Palissy (c. 1510-1590) and Early Conservationist Perspectives in Renaissance France”
Video

Jan Synowiecki, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, “Plant conversation in the Jardin du Roi (1715-1789)”
Video

Constance de Font-Réaulx, Johns Hopkins University, “The Question of Water Preservation and the Case of the Compagnie des Eaux Filtrées in Paris (1763-1791)”
Video

Joshua Meeks, Northwest University, “Corsica and the Ruins of Empire”
Video

Commentary by the audience
Video

Volume 12, Issue 6

“Transformer le climat, gouverner les hommes. Le changement climatique comme enjeu politique dans la France des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles”
Plenary luncheon at the 47th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Bozeman, MT, October 5, 2019

Fabien Locher, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Video

Volume 12, Issue 5

“Histories of Homosexuality, Labor, and the Police in Modern French History: A Roundtable in Memory of Michael Sibalis”
Roundtable session at the 47th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Bozeman, MT, October 5, 2019.

Panelists:

Tamara Chaplin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign
Andrew Israel Ross, Loyola University Maryland
Howard G. Brown, Binghamton University, State University of New York
William A. Peniston, The Newark Museum

Video: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Volume 12, Issue 4

“Shifting Grounds: From Profit to Patrimony in the Landes of Gascony, 1780-1980”
Keynote lecture at the 47th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Bozeman, MT, October 4, 2019

Caroline Ford, University of California, Los Angeles
Video

Volume 12, Issue 3

“People, Power, and Passion in the Archives: Presentations in Honor of John Merriman”
Panel Session at the 47th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Bozeman, MT, October 4, 2019

Chair: Mattie Fitch, Marymount University

C. Kieko Matteson, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, “Lucifer Sticks and Briquets Bics – Arson as Environmental Protest in France Past and Present”
Video

Daniel J. Sherman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “‘Garder que les coupures’: Clipping in the Archaeological Archive”
Video

Jennifer Boittin, The Pennsylvania State University, “Women’s Passionate Mobility in Colonial Spaces, 1919-1948: Or How Nonstate Actors Shaped their Migrations”
Video

Stephen L. Harp, University of Akron, “North Africans, Mass Tourism, and the Rebuilding of the French Riviera: Police Files from the Provinces”
Video

Commentary by the audience
Video

Volume 12, Issue 2

“Roundtable in Honor of John Merriman”
Roundtable at the 47th Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Bozeman, MT, October 4, 2019

Discussants:

Elinor Accampo, University of South California
David Bell, Princeton University
Rachel Chrastil, Xavier University
Judith Coffin, University of Texas, Austin
Catherine Dunlop, Montana State University
Joe Fronczak, Princeton University
Paul Hanson, Butler University
Charles Keith, Michigan State University
Ken Loiselle, Trinity University
John Monroe, Iowa State University
Peter McPhee, University of Melbourne
Sandy Ott, University of Nevada, Reno
Miranda Sachs, Denison University
George Sheridan, University of Oregon

Video: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Volume 12, Issue 1

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

Recent scholarly debates, student activism, and current events have sharpened conversations about race, identity, equity, and diversity in academia in France, the United States, and around the world. This second installment of the H-France Salon on Race, Racism and the Study of France and the Francophone World Today is dedicated to opening up frank discussion about how race and racism play out in academic careers and institutional spaces, from college classrooms and campus cafes, to professional association meetings and administrative offices. The issue features pieces by Tyler Stovall, Nimisha Barton, Mita Choudhury, Stephen L. Harp, Crystal M. Fleming, and Pratima Prasad writing in their multiple capacities as scholars, teachers, administrators, and consultants based in the United States, and it begins with a critical introduction to recent controversy on these questions in France.

(The first installment can be found here.)

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

“Pipeline Dreams and Endeavors: Integrating French History in American Universities”
Tyler Stovall
University of California, Santa Cruz

“On Students, Diversity, and Mentorship”
Nimisha Barton
Consultant and Independent Scholar

“Race, Privilege, and Identity in French History”
Mita Choudhury
Vassar College

“The Responsibilities of White Male Faculty”
Stephen L. Harp
University of Akron

“How to Be Less Stupid About Race in France”
Crystal M. Fleming
Stony Brook University

“Inclusion and Equity in the University: Reflections of a Teacher-Scholar-Administrator”
Pratima Prasad
University of Massachusetts, Boston