Britain and France in War & Peace
Some of these are listed below.
Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network Award
Relations between Britain and France in World War Two
Dr Rogelia Pastor-Castro and Dr Karine Varley have been awarded a two-year Royal Society of Edinburgh Network Grant for their project on ‘Relations between Britain and France in World War Two’.
The network will explore the tensions, influences and experiences that shaped and defined the relationship between the UK and France during World War Two. As allies in the First World War and as states with similar democratic traditions, levels of military and economic strength and global interests, the relationship between Britain and France was critical to the survival and future of both countries. The network will engage closely with officials from the foreign policy community, including serving and past diplomats, the Foreign Office, as well as French and British defence policy-making and military staff.
Britain & France in World War Two
Where and when: British Embassy, Paris, 16 October 2015
This colloquium reflects on experiences and roles played by Britain and France and will assess international approaches to war, Franco-British diplomatic relations during the War, security and intelligence, and military relations.
- Antony Beevor
- Antoine Capet (Université de Rouen)
- Julian Jackson (Queen Mary University of London)
- Peter Jackson (University of Glasgow)
- Sébastien Laurent (Université de Bordeaux)
- Rogelia Pastor-Castro (University of Strathclyde)
- David Reynolds (University of Cambridge)
- Martin Thomas (University of Exeter)
- Richard Toye (University of Exeter)
- Karine Varley (University of Strathclyde)
- Olivier Wieviorka (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan)
France and the Second World War in Global Perspective, 1919-45
Where and when: University of Strathclyde, 2-3 July 2015
Conference in conjunction with Global War Studies, with the support of the Royal Historical Society, the Society for the Study of French History and l’Institut Francais
It explored France's role from a global as well as domestic perspective. The conference brought together scholars working in many different fields, including:
- comparative history
The history, role & functions of the British Embassy in Paris
Where: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Dr Pastor-Castro’s co-edited volume, with Prof John W Young, on The Paris Embassy: British Ambassadors and Anglo-French Relations, 1944-79, was the basis for a Witness Seminar at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office entitled The History, Role and Functions of the British Embassy in Paris.