Welcome to The Society for the Study of French History
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Welcome to The Society for the Study of French History.

Welcome to the UK Society for the Study of French History. Our mission is to promote the study and understanding of the history of France and the Francophone world in the UK and Ireland. We are a registered charity, run by volunteers – mainly academics from institutions of higher education. We foster close and regular collaboration with historians of France elsewhere in the world, and most especially in France.

We seek to place the history of France in its broadest global context. We welcome the engagement of all who are interested in the history of France, amateurs, professionals... and simply francophone enthusiasts. We particularly appreciate the involvement of UK and Irish teachers and secondary school students.

Membership of the Society carries the automatic benefits of subscription to the society journal, French History. This appears four times a year, and contains almost 600 pages a year of the latest French historical research and a quarterly newsletter featuring the Society’s activities.

It also enables you to apply for the Society’s grants and bursaries and obtain copies of the society’s monograph series ‘Studies on Modern French History’ at 35% reduction in published price. Details of how to join are available from here.

Professor Malcolm Crook, President.

* SSFH Annual Conference 2014

The Society for the Study of French History will hold its 28th annual conference at St John’s College, Durham, from 10-12 July 2014.

Theme: History and the Senses Plenary

Speakers: William Reddy, Duke University; Sophia Rosenfeld, Virginia University; Christophe Prochasson, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris  [quasi faith...]

* Studies in Modern French History

First title published in this monographs series with Manchester University Press:

Sophie Heywood, Catholicism and Children's Literature in France.The Comtesse de Ségur (1799–1874) [7143313971...]

* Fortune, pouvoir, et croyance: l’Eglise en France aux XVI-XVIIe siècles. Un Atelier de Recherches à l’Honneur du Professeur Joseph Bergin FBA, 27-28 Septembre 2013

Organisé en collaboration avec:
Le Centre de recherches en histoire moderne EA127 (« Modernités et Révolutions) (l’Université de Paris-1)
Le Centre Roland Mousnier UMR 8596 (l’Université de Paris-IV)
The Society for the Study of French History [more...]

* Ralph Gibson Bursary Award

The Ralph Gibson Bursary is an annual award of £2000 made to a fourth year PhD student, to facilitate the completion of a PhD thesis in French history [more...]

* Grants and Bursaries

See (559) 413-5455 page for details of further conference and research grants and bursaries, including NEW Postgraduate conference panel and Visiting Scholar awards.

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