France and its Neighbours: Towards a Transnational History
Society for the Study of French History 26th Annual Conference

1-3 July 2012, King’s Manor, University of York

The conference theme is prompted by the challenge of globalization and the notion that Europe can no longer be studied primarily through the lens of particular national histories and historiographies. What does this mean for French history and its traditional chronological boundaries? How do we write French history beyond the framework and boundaries of national histories? How did France perceive and influence its neighbours? What is the French contribution to the pattern and dynamic of transnational interconnection? How did France’s colonies and interactions with non-European regions influence European society and culture and how, in turn, was she influenced by them? To what extent does a transnational approach bring fresh perspectives to the regional and local history of France?

Proposals are invited for twenty minute papers (in either English or French) on any aspect of French history from the early medieval to the contemporary period. Proposals for panels of two or three papers which cross chronological and/or geographic boundaries are particularly welcome. However, our theme is not exclusive as to subject and we also welcome contributions that reflect the broad diversity of the discipline of French History.

We have confirmed the following keynote speakers: Edward James (Dublin), Susanne Desan (Wisconsin), Isser Woloch (Columbia)

Submissions of no more than 300 words and a very brief CV should be sent by email to Jenny Hillman: by Friday December 2nd 2011.

For and on behalf of the Conference Organisers: Stuart Carroll, Alan Forrest, Geoff Cubitt, Guy Halsall and Katherine Wilson and the Society for the Study of French History
Jenny Hillman
Department of History
University of York
Heslington, York
YO10 5DD
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Date: 2011-07-29