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Extended deadline for the Schools Liaison & 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 so...

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 acros...

University of Stirling Schools Event

In June 2019, French at the University of Stirling ran a series of seminars, CPD workshops and plenary sessions for Higher and Advanced Higher pupils and teachers from schools across Scotland, supported by the ASMCF Schools Liaison and Outreach Fund ...

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 o...

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 var...

Post-16 French Enrichment Day on Environmental and Medical Issues

The ASMCF was delighted to support the Post-16 Enrichment Day on Environmental and Medical Issues at the University of Bristol on 11 May 2019 through its Schools' Liaison and Outreach Activities. Below you can find a report of the day, written by Dr ...

Four successful applications to the Schools’ Liaison and Outreach Activities Fund

We are delighted to announce that four projects have been successful in the first round of the 2019 Schools’ Liaison and Outreach Activities Fund. Led by schools or by universities in different parts of the country, these projects demonstrate the r...

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 Histor...

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 a...

ASMCF–SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2019

Call for papers 2 March 2019 – All Souls College, University of Oxford Keynote: Dr. Antonia Wimbush, University of Birmingham Entre les couleurs et les visibles prétendus, on retrouverait le tissu qui les double, les souti...

“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 ai...

‘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...

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...

PG Showcase: Alison Marmont, Intersectional “othering” In Contemporary France And The Novels Of Linda Lê And Marie Ndiaye

Across Europe we are witnessing an increasing prevalence in right-wing, exclusionary discourses which foster hostility towards those who are designated as foreign and, therefore, not belonging within the conglomerate’s national borders. Linda Lê a...

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...

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