Category: Research Events


Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture 2020

The Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture for 2020, organised in conjunction with the Society for the Study of French History (SSFH), will take place on Monday 13 January 2020. Professor Debra Kelly (Westminster, UK) will deliver the lecture entitled 'Dining Out with the Free French in Wartime London' at...

Call for Papers: ASMCF–SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2020

Call for papers 7 March 2020 – The Graduate School, Queen’s University, Belfast Keynote: Dr Hannah Grayson, University of Stirling   « Chaque parole a des retentissements. Chaque silence aussi. » Jean-Paul Sartre, ‘Présentation des Temps modernes’, in Situation II (1948)   ...

CFP ASMCF Annual Conference 2020: Exile, Home and Belonging

Association of Modern & Contemporary France Annual conference, 10-12th September 2020, University of Leeds, United Kingdom   We invite proposals for papers and panels on the following theme:   Exile, Home and Belonging   Confirmed keynote speakers: Johanna Siméant (Paris 1 Panthéon ...

ASMCF Funded Conference Report: The Freak and its Discontents

On October 29th and 30th, 2019, the Trinity Long Room Hub hosted a two-day interdisciplinary conference called ‘The Freak and its Discontents’, organized by a postgraduate committee. This conference engaged in a cross-disciplinary exploration of what society finds shocking in order to illuminate...

ASMCF Funded Conference Report : Theatre on the Move in Times of Conflict, 1750-1850

This two-day conference took place on 18th and 19th September at Magdalen College, Oxford, and was co-organised by Annelies Andries (University of Oxford) and Clare Siviter (University of Bristol). It brought together scholars from the fields of theatre history, musicology, languages, history, polit...

Theatre on the Move in Times of Conflict, 1750-1850

This two-day conference took place on 18th and 19th September at Magdalen College, Oxford, and was co-organised by Annelies Andries (University of Oxford) and Clare Siviter (University of Bristol). It brought together scholars from the fields of theatre history, musicology, languages, history, polit...

ASMCF-funded project report: Theatre on the Move in Times of Conflict, 1750-1850

This two-day conference took place on 18th and 19th September at Magdalen College, Oxford, and was co-organised by Annelies Andries (University of Oxford) and Clare Siviter (University of Bristol). It brought together scholars from the fields of theatre history, musicology, languages, history, polit...

The ASMCF Annual Conference Celebrates the Association’s 40th anniversary

The ASMCF will celebrate its fortieth anniversary at the Annual Conference, which is taking place from 4-6th September 2019 at the University of London Paris on the theme of the transnational city. Full details for the event and the programme can be found here....

A Date with History, York Festival of Ideas, Report

Back in May, the ASMCF advertised the French Embassy's call for travel bursaries for 'A Date with History'. This Franco-British focused day, in partnership with the York Festival of Ideas and the Higher Education, Research and Innovation Department of the French Embassy, took place on 15 June 2019....

Chronicling the War, Re-imagining French-ness: Memoirs of the French external Resistance

14 June 2019, University of Manchester. Co-organised by Dr Charlotte Faucher, Dr Laure Humbert and Dr Frances Houghton Conference report: The workshop brought together 8 speakers from France and the United Kingdom and two panel chairs at various stages of their career, from MPhil to profess...

Travel Bursaries for A Date with History, York Festival of Ideas, 15th June 2019

Deadline: 17th May 2019 For the third time, the York Festival of Ideas and the Higher Education, Research and Innovation Department of the French Embassy and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni are working together to produce 'A Date with History' on 15th June 2019. This year's Franco-British t...

ASMCF Annual Conference 2019

Gathering in Paris to mark its 40th anniversary, the ASMCF annual conference on The Transnational City is co-organised and co-hosted by the University of London Institute and Paris and the American University of Paris. Ths conference will consider the ways in which changing and accelerating patte...

Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture 2019

The Society for the Study of French History and The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and Institut Français, Royaume-Uni present the Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture, Monday 14th January 2019. Too hot to handle? Flora Tristan (1803-1844), campaigner for gender equality P...

ASMCF Annual Conference

Lancaster University, Thursday 13–Friday 14 September 2018: New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds The programme for the 2018 annual conference alongside further information can be found here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/languages-and-cultures/research/asmcf-annual-conferen...

‘Identity in Conflict’ – ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

The first panel of postgraduate papers of the 2018 Postgraduate Study Day comprised three papers examining approaches to identity by literary figures across three centuries. Presented in chronological order, the first paper was given by Jessica Kasje (Yale) who re-examined George Sand’s relationsh...

Researching in the BiFi – The Peter Morris Memorial Travel Prize

My thesis examines a group of contemporary French films which I locate as the continuation or evolution of the well-studied New French Extremity trend of the 1990s and 2000s. The New French Extremity has been criticised as an arbitrary grouping, but the body of work written on it proves that it was,...

ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2018: Conflict – Programme and Registration

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asmcf-ssfh-postgraduate-study-day-2018-conflict-tickets-42167848169 3rd March 2018, IMLR, Senate House, London   9.30-10.00: Registration 10.00: Welcome Prof. Chris Tinker, ASMCF President 10.15: Professional Development Session I:...

CfP: ASMCF Annual Conference, New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds

Lancaster University, Thursday 13 - Friday 14 September 2018 We invite proposals for papers that critically examine the innovation and experimentation that characterise new and emerging forms of expression in the French and Francophone worlds. The relationship between reading and writing is const...

Eighth Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture in French History

The Society for the Study of French History and The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and Institut Français, Royaume-Uni Present: The Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture, Monday 8th January 2018. How the French and British Learned to Vote Professor Malcolm Crook (K...

CONFLICT. CfP for the ASMCF-SSFH PG Study Day 2018

3 March 2018 The Institute of Modern Languages Research University of London, Keynote: Emile Chabal (Edinburgh) Deadline for abstracts: January 12 2018 Contemporary society is riven by conflict, be it in the public, political or intellectual arena. Even a cursory glance at current new...

A Date With History

On the 9th June, the French Embassy and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni launched an exciting new collaboration with York Festival of Ideas - “A Date with History”. Bringing together leading historians from France and the UK, A Date with History, this first edition addressed histori...

What is Europe?

Matthew Brown and Howard Chae On 9th June, leading historians from France and the UK were invited by the French Embassy and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni to York to participate in an exciting and novel collaborative enterprise. Entitled ‘A Date with History’, this discussion panel ser...

Europe: A History of Migrations

Megan Crane and Alastair Brunton The fourth and final session of the day began with a reminder by Robert Winder, author of Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain, and David Bates, author of William the Conqueror, about the long durée of the history of migration in Europe. The l...

Perspectives on Franco-British Relations

Nigel Ritchie and Katherine Barrowman Renaud Morieux (Cambridge) discussed the notion of ‘foreigners’ in eighteenth century Britain and France. There were times when states could sharpen their distinctions, such as through the creation of the Alien office in Britain in the 1790s, but for the...

Did You Say Europe? Opening Talks

Adam Rolewicz The opening talks for A Date with History were an excellent introduction to an insightful conference. The two lectures delivered by Professors Roger Chartier and Chris Clark were a powerful examination of two case studies in European history, and how they shaped the Europe of toda...

‘Modern Mobility & Identity’ – ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

Session 2 of the last parallel session of the day addressed the question of identity in various ways. First with Bryony Leighton (Oxford), who explored the development of prosthetic design throughout the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries with her paper named 'You're made of metal: Where does ...

‘Recording/Remembering Mobility’ -ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

The panel 'Recording/remembering mobility' had a further common theme of inclusion versus exclusion across different types of mobility. Antonia Wimbush's paper, 'Postcolonial mobility: Empowerment of exile' focused on Véronique Tadjo, an Ivoirian writer and lecturer born in Paris, a Fulbright sch...

‘Mobility Politics’ – ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

I thoroughly enjoyed chairing the panel on ‘mobility politics’, which examined the diverse political, cultural, and religious dimensions of mobility in a range of historical and geographical contexts. The papers all spoke to each other well, with similar themes emerging: political inclusion, cit...

‘Mobility and Mental health’ – ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

At the ASMCF-SSFH PG Study Day, the panel entitled ‘Mobility and Mental health’ approached the topic of the study day through three rich papers that considered movement in relation to various aspects and concepts of mental illness. The first paper was given by Catherine Annabel (Sheffield) who e...

Mobilising Research beyond the Academy

The second of three professional development sessions at the ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2017 consisted of two papers reflecting on the theme of impact and engagement through research on French literature, history, and culture. We heard from Kate Astbury, Associate Professor and Reader at Warw...

Liam Innis on Flora Tristan – Brian Darling Memorial Prize

Many congratulations to Liam Innis who won the Brian Darling Memorial Prize, a prize awarded for an undergraduate essay or dissertation of distinction, which may treat any theme relevant to the Association's concerns (for more information see http://www.asmcf.org/funding/). Here is his prize-winn...

Thinking Work / Penser le travail: The London Postgraduate French Conference

At the annual London Postgraduate French conference ‘Thinking Work / Penser le travail’, held on Friday 4th November 2016 at the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the University of London, the organizers (Ben Dalton – KCL; Kate Foster – KCL; Adina Stroia – KCL) invited postgraduate...

ASMCF-SSFH PG Study Day 2017: Mobility/Immobility Programme

9.30 - Registration and Coffee 10.15 - Welcome 10.30 - Professional Development Session: Funding roundtable Dr David Hopkin (Oxford) Dr Ewa Szypula (KCL/Nottingham) Dr Katherine Shingler (Nottingham) Dr Laura O'Brien (Northumbria) 11.15 - Coffee 11.30 - Professional Development Ses...

PG Showcase: James Illingworth on George Sand

The Mythopoetics of Bodily Representation in George Sand My research, funded by the AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership, considers the representation of the body in nineteenth-century fiction, focusing on the works of George Sand (1804-76). The 1800s witnessed major developments in...

Research in the Charente: The Peter Morris Memorial Travel Award 2016

Many congratulations to Adam Spencer (Hull) who was awarded this year's Peter Morris Memorial Travel Award! Thanks to Adam for the following blog post and picture. You can read his whole report and find out more about this prize scheme here. 'The purpose of my dissertation follows on from the w...

Call For Papers 2017 ASMCF Annual Conference: Work and Play

Bangor University, 7–9th September Keynote Speakers Helen Abbott (University of Birmingham) Claude Boli (Responsable scientifique du Musée National du Sport, Nice) Sarah Waters (University of Leeds) From the Tennis Court Oath to Nuit Debout, work and play have been instrumental in o...

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