Society for the Study of French History 31st Annual Conference

'France, Europe and World'

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 26-27 June 2017

Conference organisers: Karine Varley and Rogelia Pastor-Castro

Plenary speakers

Robert Gildea (Oxford)

Marie-Laure Legay (Lille 3)

John Merriman (Yale)

Sophie Wahnich (CNRS)

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, transitional and global perspectives and invites speakers to reconsider the significance and relevance of the national state. We invite participants to interpret the conference in its broadest terms.

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

We invite proposals for 20 minute papers in English or in Fench on any aspect of the conference theme. Proposals for panels of two or three papers are particularly welcome. We particularly invite contributions from postgrsaduate 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 by 28 February.

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