H-France Salon: Webinars

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 webinars have been a part of the Salon.

Volume 13, Issue 8

Webinar: “NCFS in Captivity: Discomfort Food”
March 5, 2021

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 eighth webinar of the series, Marni Kessler (University of Kansas) discusses her book, Discomfort Food: The Culinary Imagination in Late Nineteenth-Century French Art (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2021), with Janet Beizer (Harvard University).

Introduction by Masha Belenky (George Washington University)

Video available HERE

Volume 13, Issue 7

French Presse: “The Memory of Colonialism in Britain and France: The Sins of Silence”
March 14, 2021

Sponsored by the Society for French Historical Studies, the French Presse dialogue series features discussions with authors about their new and forthcoming books on French and Francophone History. The Spring 2021 theme for the series is “Race, Gender, Colonialism, and Occupation.”

In the third webinar of the Spring 2021 series, Itay Lotem (University of Westminster) discusses his book The Memory of Colonialism in Britain and France: The Sins of Silence (Cambridge University Press, 2021) with Charlotte Faucher (University of Manchester) and answers questions from the audience watching the event live.

Introduction by Jeff Horn (Manhattan College) and Sally Charnow (Hofstra University)

Video available HERE

Volume 13, Issue 6

French Presse: “Militarizing Marriage” and “Hostages of Empire”
February 28, 2021

Sponsored by the Society for French Historical Studies, the French Presse dialogue series features discussions with authors about their new and forthcoming books on French and Francophone History. The Spring 2021 theme for the series is “Race, Gender, Colonialism, and Occupation.”

In the second webinar of the Spring 2021 series, Sarah Zimmerman (Western Washington University) discusses her book Militarizing Marriage: West African Soldiers’ Conjugal Traditions in Modern French Empire (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2020) and Sarah Ann Frank (University of St. Andrews) discusses her book Hostages of Empire: Colonial Prisoners of War and Vichy France (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021, forthcoming) with Ruth Ginio (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), and they answer questions from the audience watching the event live.

Introduction by Jeff Horn (Manhattan College) and Sally Charnow (Hofstra University)

Video available HERE

Volume 13, Issue 5

French Presse: “White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea”
January 24, 2021

Sponsored by the Society for French Historical Studies, the French Presse dialogue series features discussions with authors about their new and forthcoming books on French and Francophone History. The Spring 2021 theme for the series is “Race, Gender, Colonialism, and Occupation.”

In the first webinar of the Spring 2021 series, Tyler Stovall (Fordham University) discusses his book, White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021), with Alyssa Sepinwall (California State University at San Marcos) and answers questions from the audience watching the event live.

Introduction by Jeff Horn (Manhattan College) and Sally Charnow (Hofstra University)

Video available HERE

Volume 13, Issue 3

Webinar: “NCFS in Captivity: The Culture of War
February 12, 2021

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 seventh webinar of the series, Colin Foss (Austin College) discusses his book, The Culture of War: Literature of the Siege of Paris 1870-1871 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020), with Nick White (Cambridge University).

Introduction by Susan McCready (University of South Alabama)

Video available HERE

Volume 13, Issue 2

Webinar: “NCFS in Captivity: Popular Literature from Nineteenth-Century France
January 22, 2021

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 sixth webinar of the series, Masha Belenky (George Washington University) and Anne O’Neil-Henry (Georgetown University) discuss their book, Popular Literature from Nineteenth-Century France (New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2020), with Andrea Goulet (University of Pennsylvania). The book is part of the MLA Texts and Translations series.

Introduction by Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University)

Video available HERE

Volume 13, Issue 1

Webinar: “NCFS in Captivity: Reframing Japonisme
December 18, 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 fifth webinar of the series, Elizabeth Emery (Montclair State University) discusses her book Reframing Japonisme: Women and the
Asian Art Market in Nineteenth-Century France, 1853-1914
(New York: Bloomsbury, 2020) with Willa Z. Silverman (The Pennsylvania State University).

Introduction by Masha Belenky (George Washington University)

Video available HERE

Volume 12, Issue 12

Webinar: “NCFS in Captivity: Victims of the Book
November 13, 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 fourth webinar of the series, François Proulx (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) discusses his book Victims of the Book: Reading and Masculinity in Fin-de-Siècle France (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto, 2019) with Melanie Hawthorne (Texas A&M University).

Introduction by Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University)

Video available HERE

Volume 12, Issue 11

Webinar: “NCFS in Captivity: Before Trans
October 23, 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 third webinar of the series, Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University) discusses her book Before Trans: Three Gender Stories from Nineteenth-Century France (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2020) with Kirstin Ringelberg (Elon University.).

Introduction by Masha Belenky (George Washington University)

Video available HERE

Volume 12, Issue 10

Webinar: “NCFS in Captivity: Vénus Noire
September 25, 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 second webinar of the series, Robin Mitchell (California State University, Channel Islands) discusses her book Vénus Noire: Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2020) with Pratima Prasad (University of Massachusetts, Boston).

Introduction by Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University)

Video available HERE

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 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 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 9, Issue 16

H-France Webinar: “Colonialism and Sexuality”
October 20, 2017.

Host: Camille Robcis, Cornell Universirty

Invited Participants:
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Judith Surkis, Rutgers University
Todd Shepard, Johns Hopkins University
Carolyn Eichner, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Video available HERE

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.

Volume 5, Issue 8

H-France Webinar: “Writing the History of Empire: Past Approaches, New Perspectives”
April 18, 2013

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Leader:  Eric Jennings, University of Toronto

Invited Participants:

Alice Conklin, The Ohio State University
Laurent Dubois, Duke University

Moderator:  Charles Walton, Yale University

Video available HERE

Volume 4, Issue 5

H-France Webinar: “Concessional Violence during the Wars of Religion”
October 4, 2012
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Leader: Mack Holt, George Mason University
Moderator: Charles Walton, Yale University

Video available HERE

Volume 4, Issue 4

H-France Webinar: “Considering May ’68”
April 12, 2012
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Guest Presenter:  Julian Jackson, Queen Mary College, University of London

Organizer and Moderator:  Charles Walton, Yale University

Video available HERE
The recording of the webinar begins about ten minutes into the seminar.

Volume 3, Issue 2

H-France Webinar:  “The Age of Revolutions in Global Context”
October 6, 2011

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Guest Presenter:  Lynn Hunt, UCLA

Organizer and Moderator:  Charles Walton, Yale University
Edited by David Kammerling Smith, Eastern Illinois University

Video available HERE