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ASMCF Annual Conference 2022

Call for Papers  ASMCF Annual Conference 2022  Presence, absence, hybridity: future directions in French and Francophone Studies  8-9 September 2022 (Online)    The 2022 ASMCF annual conference will seek to explore the concepts of presence, absence, and hybridity as well as future dire...

ASMCF workshop on Outreach in French studies

On April 28th, the ASMCF ran an online workshop to discuss the principles, strategies, and challenges of designing and delivering outreach activities in French Studies.   We were delighted to welcome Dr Daniel Finch-Race who talked about his ‘Post-16 French Enrichment Day on Environment...

(im)mobilisations: ASMCF-SSFH PG study day

Our annual joint ASMCF-SSFH PG Study Day for 2021 will take place online on Saturday 6 March 2021. If you would like to join the day, please register through this form   Programme   9.30 a.m. - Welcome   9.45 a.m. - Political (Im)mobilisation (chair: Dan Baker) ...

(im)mobilisations: Joint ASMCF-SSFH PG study day

Our annual joint ASMCF-SSFH PG Study Day for 2021 will take place online on Saturday 6 March 2021. If you would like to join the day, please register through this form The theme is '(im)mobilisations' and the programme can be downloaded via this link. The study day is organised by our PG Re...

Recording of Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture 2021

The 2021 edition of the Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture, organised annually in conjunction with the Society for the Study of French History, took place online via Zoom. Professor Michael Broers (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford) spoke on 'Napoleon as a European - A Certain Vision of France and Europe'. T...

(im)mobilisations: ASMCF-SSFH PG Study Day

The call for papers for our annual Postgraduate Study Day with the Society for the Study of French History is now available on the theme of (im)mobilisations. The study day will take place on the 6 March 2021, as a virtual event....

ASMCF newsletter January 2021

Our January Newsletter is now available for members, friends and colleagues of the ASMCF....

Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture 2021

Online booking now open for the 2021 Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture organised with our friends at the Society for the Study of French History...

ASMCF Annual Conference 2021 Call for Papers

Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, University of Chester, September 2nd-September 4th 2021.   Islands and archipelagos Îles et archipels   The annual ASMCF conference will seek to explore the concept of Islands and archipelagos as a way of understandin...

ASMCF Annual Conference 2021 Call for Papers

Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, University of Chester, September 2nd-September 4th 2021.   Islands and archipelagos Îles et archipels   The annual ASMCF conference will seek to explore the concept of Islands and archipelagos as a way of understandin...

ASMCF Annual Conference 2020 Online hosted by Leeds

Annual Conference: Exile, Home and Belonging. Online conference 10-11 September 2020. We are delighted that the annual conference of the ASMCF will go ahead online in September. The event was due to be held at the University of Leeds and we thank colleagues at Leeds for their hard work in putt...

Tradition and Innovation in Franco-Belgian bande dessinée

On 13 March 2020 the University of Leicester hosted an International Symposium on « Tradition and Innovation in Franco-Belgian bande dessinée » organised in collaboration with Wallonia-Brussels International. This one-day symposium was organised with generous support from the ASMCF, the Society...

Conference 2020 – Exile, home and belonging

Association of Modern & Contemporary France Annual conference, 10-12th September 2020, University of Leeds, United Kingdom     Exile, Home and Belonging   Confirmed keynote speakers: Johanna Siméant (Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne) Max Silverman (University of Leeds) Bill Marshall (Un...

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....

Teaching Vichy and the Occupation: ASMCF-funded workshop for teachers

The Vichy regime and the German Occupation of France in the Second World War is a mainstay of A-Level curricula for French. Whether taught in the form of a set text or as a stand-alone module or topic, the Occupation is one of the few constants across examination boards. The one-day workshop, ‘Tea...

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 was co-organised and co-hosted by the University of London Institute and Paris and the American University of Paris. This conference  considered the ways in which changing and accelerating patt...

CfP: ASMCF Conference 2019: The Transnational City

ULIP and The American University of Paris (AUP) will host the annual conference of The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) on 4-6th September 2019. The invitation is now open for proposals of papers or panels which address this year's theme: The Transnational City ...

Initiative Fund

The Association’s Initiative Fund provides small grants to individuals who are members of the Association to help defray the costs of research events (conferences, study days, workshops etc.), and support for postgraduate activities and travel (in addition to specific funding for postgraduate conf...

Visiting Scholars’ Seminar Series

In the light of its commitment to fostering collaboration between francophone and UK academics in its fields of interest, the Association offers funding to networks of members to support an annual seminar series of three or more thematically-related events, tenable in any UK or Irish university, or ...

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...

Early Career Award

An award of £500 will be made to an Early Career Researcher to contribute towards travel costs incurred on a short trip to one or multiple French-speaking countries....

ASMCF Annual Conference 2018

New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds. The 2018 annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) took place at Lancaster University from 13-14 September 2018. The event was generously supported by the Yves Hervouet Fund at Lanc...

Individual Membership

Membership dues are currently £46 (US$82; €53) per year. Individual membership includes a year's subscription to the journal Modern & Contemporary France, entitlement to reduced conference rates, voting rights at Association meetings and eligibility for Association funding in support of appr...

Unwaged membership

A reduced rate of £23 (US$41; €26) is available to the retired or unwaged. This heavily discounted rate (currently half of the full subscription) includes printed copies of the journal. For retired or unwaged individuals wishing to join the ASMCF but not wishing to receive the journal, a further ...

Postgraduate membership

Postgraduates are invited to join the ASMCF for the reduced membership rate of £10.00 (US$19; €16) on proof of status (normally a letter from your supervisor/department). Postgraduate membership comprises of year’s subscription to the journal Modern & Contemporary France, which has a sectio...

“L.O.V.E, And Other Disaffections”: Conference Report

On the 4th November 2017, Benjamin Dalton and Dr Adina Stroia hosted the London French Postgraduate Conference “L.O.V.E, and Other Disaffections” at the Senate House Library, with help from the generous funding made available by the ASMFC. The aim of the conference was to bring together graduate...

‘Identity in Conflict’: ASMCF/SSFH Postgraduate Study Day Report

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...

Outreach Funding Initiative

The ASMCF’s Schools Liaison and Outreach Funding Initiative offers up to £500 to support members of the Association who organise teacher- or pupil-focused events which fulfill the following objectives: Promote the learning of French in its social, political, historical and cultural contex...

Call for Papers: New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds

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 constantly changing, genres are merging and new genres are emerging, ...

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