CfP: ‘France, Europe and the World’: SSFH Annual Conference

Society for the Study of French History 31st Annual Conference
France, Europe and the World
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 26-27 June 2017

Confirmed 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, 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 Dr Karine Varley at: by 28 February 2017.

Find out more about the SSFH at:
Twitter: #ssfh2017 – @FrenchHistoryUK
Conference organisers: Karine Varley and Rogelia Pastor-Castro

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