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France, Europe and the World

June 26, 2017 - June 27, 2017
University of Strathclyde

Glasgow
United Kingdom

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Confirmed plenary speakers:

Professor Robert Gildea (Oxford)

Professor John Merriman (Yale)

The history of France has been profoundly shaped by its European and global entanglements. Whether through its diplomatic and military engagements, colonial encounters, cultural and intellectual exchanges, or the interconnections of trade and commerce, the porous and fluid nature of France’s borders have brought a complex range of influences upon France’s history. As the role and status of France within Europe and the wider world changed, so did perceptions and representations of France.

This conference seeks to explore French history from international, transnational and global perspectives and invites speakers to reconsider the significance and relevance of the nation state. We invite participants to interpret the conference theme in its broadest terms.

In addition to the conference theme, we also invite papers or panels on any aspect of French history from the early medieval to the contemporary period and we welcome contributions that reflect the broad diversity of the history of France and its former colonial empire.

We invite proposals for 20 minute papers in English or in French on any aspect of the conference theme. Proposals for panels of two or three papers are particularly welcome. We particularly invite contributions from postgraduate students and overseas scholars. Paper proposals should comprise a paper title, abstract of 300 words and a one-page CV in a single pdf file. Please send proposals to Karine Varley at: ssfh2017@gmail.com by 31 January 2017.

Find out more about the SSFH at: http://frenchhistorysociety.co.uk/

Twitter: #ssfh2017 - @FrenchHistoryUK

Conference organisers: Karine Varley and Rogelia Pastor-Castro

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