Collaborative Workshop: France, Vichy and Me

Posted by er127 at Oct 29, 2014 12:35 PM |

Dr Fransiska Louwagie (University of Leicester) and Dr Manu Braganca (Queen’s University Belfast) have organised a workshop to be held at Queen's University Belfast in January, 2015. Details below:

France, Vichy and Me
Queen’s University Belfast, 20-21 January 2015
Workshop organisers: Dr Manu Braganca (Queen’s University Belfast) and Dr Fransiska Louwagie (University of Leicester)
Memories of the Second World War remain vivid in France, mainly because the full extent of the French State (Vichy)’s collaboration with Nazi Germany only came to light in the 1970s, triggering numerous heated debates. A whole generation of scholars experienced this major historiographical/memorial turn when they were young researchers and many of them chose to dedicate their careers to French perspectives on and representations of WWII.
The aim of this workshop is to explore the impact of this major historiographical and cultural change on the intellectual trajectories and career pathways of leading scholars in the field, across academic disciplines such as history, literature, languages, film and cultural studies, and across five countries (UK, France, USA, Israel and Australia). Speakers, who will reflect individually and collectively on their research trajectories, include:
Margaret Atack, Marc Dambre, Laurent Douzou, Hilary Footitt, Robert Gildea,
Richard Golsan, Bertram Gordon, Chris Lloyd, Colin Nettelbeck, Denis Peschanski,
Renée Poznanski, Henry Rousso, Susan Rubin Suleiman, Peter Tame, Annette Wieviorka.
This workshop will challenge traditional disciplinary boundaries and, in order to foster dialogue across generations of researchers, a number of travel bursaries will be offered to ECRs, PG students and retired staff who may not receive a research allowance.
All welcome but the number of places is limited and booking is therefore essential. Please contact the organisers ( and for more information about the bursaries and registration. The registration fee of £25 includes lunches and tea/coffee breaks on both days.
The timetable will soon be available on the website of the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities (QUB):
This event is organised with the generous support of:
The British Academy
The Society for the Study of French History
The Society for French Studies
The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France
The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (University of Leicester)
The School of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester
The Institute for Collaborative Research (Queen’s University Belfast)
Research Initiative (Queen’s University Belfast)

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