French perspectives and representations of the Second World War

Posted by ap507 at Nov 04, 2014 01:25 PM |
'France, Vichy and Me' workshop to take place 20-21 January 2015

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.

A workshop taking place 20-21 January 2015 entitled 'France, Vichy and Me' aims 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).

The event is open to the public but the number of places is limited and booking is therefore essential. The registration fee of £25 includes lunches and tea/coffee breaks on both days. Please contact the organisers ( and for more information about registration and the link to the on-line booking system.

The timetable will soon be available on the website of the workshop.

'France, Vichy and Me' will take place 20-21 January 2015 at Queen’s University Belfast and is organised by Dr Fransiska Louwagie (pictured) from the School of Modern Languages and Dr Manu Braganca (Queen’s University Belfast).