H-France Salon, Volume 6 (2014)

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 11

“Further Thoughts on the Historiography of Fascism in France”
Edited by Sean Kennedy, University of New Brunswick

The following Salon was prepared as a continuing conversation of Kevin Passmore’s article “The Historiography of ‘Fascism’ in France,” French Historical Studies 37 (2014): 469-499.

The Salon begins with a Comment by William Irvine, York University.

This is followed by “Totalitarianism, the Social Sciences, and the Politicization of History” by Caroline Campbell, University of North Dakota.

The Salon concludes with an online conversation between Kevin Passmore, Cardiff University and Sean Kennedy.

Volume 6, Issue 10

“The Eighteenth Century According to Jeffrey Merrick”

Victoria Thompson, Arizona State University, “Introduction

Bryant T. Ragan, The Colorado College, “Same-Sex Sexuality according to Jeffrey Merrick

Suzanne Desan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “The Family in the Old Regime, According to Jeffrey Merrick

Mita Choudhury, Vassar College, “Jeffrey Merrick and Political Culture

Victoria Thompson, Arizona State University, “Interview with Jeffrey Merrick

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 6, Issue 2

H-France Webinar: “Environmental History: An Introduction”
April 9, 2014

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Leader: Michael Bess, Vanderbilt University
Invited Participants:

Sara B. Pritchard, Cornell University
David Blackbourn, Vanderbilt University

Moderator: Darrin McMahon, Florida State University.

Video available HERE

Volume 6, Issue 1

H-France Webinar: “Emotions in History, An Introduction”
November 4, 2013

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Leader: William Reddy, Duke University

Invited Participants:

Barbara Rosenwein, Loyola University of Chicago
Thomas Dodman, Boston College
Piroska Nagy, Université du Québec à Montréal

Moderator and Organizer: Darrin McMahon, Florida State University

Video available HERE
Note: The audio quality improves after about 1 minute.