H-France Salon

Chief Editor
Patrick Bray, University College London (p.bray@ucl.ac.uk)

Associate Editors
Jennifer Heuer, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Lia Brozgal, University of California, Los Angeles
Gülru Çakmak, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Originating in 2009, H-France Salon is a multimedia journal of French Studies in its broadest sense, encompassing history, literature, cinema, art history, theory, and culture. Salons have included debates and collective reassessments of critical, methodological, and professional issues in our fields, tributes to influential individuals, recordings of conference presentations, webinars, and innovative blog projects.  We welcome proposals that build on these initiatives or take us in new directions. Please contact us with ideas. (p.bray@ucl.ac.uk)

Volume 13, Issues 6 & 7

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.”

Volume 13, Issue 6
French Presse: “Militarizing Marriage” and “Hostages of Empire”

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.

Volume 13, Issue 7
French Presse: “The Memory of Colonialism in Britain and France: The Sins of Silence”

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.