Conferences and Events

The ASMCF runs a series of annual events from the annual conference and Postgraduate Study Day to the Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture, and provides support from the Initiative Fund for a variety of events run by its members.

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, politics, and area studies, and sought to explore the movement of theatre across linguistic, cultural, and national boundaries between 1750 and 1850, with a special focus on conflict as a driver of such movement. More details will be available via the project’s website:   This project was awarded a prize through the Initiative Fund. More information on the deadline for applications can be found here.  

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 patterns of urbanisation and migration have complicated and intensified post-colonial dynamics and new forms of neo-colonial relations. It will also address how the growth of the transnational city has impacted on the objects and structures of research in modern and contemporary French Studies, and to what extent this reflects changes in the landscape of higher education. The keynote speakers are Madame Danielle Wozny (Maisons de la sagesse, traduire), Madame Francoise Gadet, (Emeritus Professor in Sociolinguistics, Université de Paris-Nanterre) and Monsieur Fabien Truong, (filmmaker and sociologist, Université de Paris 8). The Transnational City – La Ville transnationale programme is now online and further information plus the registration link here.

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2018 ASMCF Annual Conference, University of Lancaster

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