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H-France is a scholarly organization promoting the study of French and Francophone history and culture online.  Since its origins in 1991, H-France has grown into a central source of scholarly information and publications related to French history, literature, art history, musicology, film studies, and philosophy.  Publishing five open access journals and supporting a discussion list, a Scholars Registry, and a website, the H-France Editorial Team is composed of a large group of volunteers whose efforts are the heart and soul of its operations.

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H-France Salon

Within the French cultural and intellectual tradition, the salon certainly deserves recognition as one of the lieux de mémoire.  From the court of Versailles in the seventeenth-century to the homes of aristocratic women in Enlightenment Paris, the salon has been a subject of interest to scholars–as a place of intellectual exchange, of social and cultural performance, of women’s participation and leadership in the life of le mondeH-France Salon draws upon this tradition by offering a place where individuals can experiment with the innovative possibilities that digital scholarship permits as they engage with not only the latest research, but also issues of professional concern as scholars respond to an ever-changing world.