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9 July 2018

 

 

 

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Draft Programme

Society for the Study of French History 2018 Annual Conference University of Warwick

9-10 July 2018

9am

 

Registration

 

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5

9.30-11am

Panel 1a:

Law and Politics under the Ancien Régime

Panel 1b:

Aristocratic status, marriage, and wealth in Capetian France (12th – 13th centuries)

Panel 1c:

French Cultures of War in the Long Eighteenth Century

Panel 1d:

Religion, Sexuality and Culture

Panel 1e:

French Imperial Rule

 

11-11.30am

 

 

Break

11.30am

Plenary Lecture

The Displaced Worker: Cultures of Inequality and Struggles for Recognition in Contemporary France

Dr Jackie Clarke (University of Glasgow)

 

12.30-1.30pm

 

 

Lunch

 

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5

1.30-3pm

Panel 2a:

Seventeenth-Century France: Research In Retrospect and Prospect. A Panel in Memory of Revd Professor Richard Bonney

Panel 2b:

Early Modern Economic Inequality

Panel 2c:

Putting Natural History to Use in the Eighteenth Century

Panel 2d:

The Origins of Socioeconomic Rights

Panel 2e:

Contesting Colonial Identities: Race, Policing, and Depersonalization in the French Empire

 

3-3.30pm

 

 

Break

 

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5

3.30-5pm

Panel3a:

Roundtable in honour of the work of Professor Mack Holt

Panel 3b:

Alcohol and identity in modern France

Panel 3c:

Politics and Culture in the French Revolution

Panel 3d:

Socioeconomic Rights after the Terror

Panel 3e:

France and the Postcolonial Challenge

 

5-6.30pm

 

AGM

 

6.30-7.30pm

 

Wine Reception

 

7.30pm

 

Dinner


10 July 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

9am

Plenary Lecture

Capitalism and Inequality in Eighteenth-Century France: Writing History after the Great Recession.

Prof. Michael Kwass (Johns Hopkins University)

 

10-10.15am

 

Break

 

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

10.15-11.45pm

Panel 4a:

Identity, Community and Faith in the Seventeenth-Century Midi

Panel 4b:

Political Economy under the Second Republic and Empire

Panel 4c:

French Politics in Total War

Panel 4d:

Natural Rights and Egalitarian Politics from the Eighteenth to Nineteenth Centuries

 

11.45am-1pm

 

 

Lunch

 

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

1-2.30pm

Panel 5a:

Political Economy from the Old Regime to the Revolution

Panel 5b:

Inequality and Popular Culture

Panel 5c:

Gender and Class Politics in Modern France

Panel 5d:

Early Modern Princely Culture and Diplomacy

 

2.30-2.45pm

 

 

Break

2.45-3.45pm

Plenary Lecture

Des devoirs aux droits. Revisiter les catholiques sociaux en France au XXe siècle.

Prof. Marie-Emmanuelle Chessel (Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris)

 

3.45-4pm

 

 

Break

 

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

4-5.30pm

Panel 6a:

'Religion and Politics in Early Modern Europe’: a panel in honour of Mack Holt

Panel 6b:

Representing the Social

Panel 6c:

Locating France in Global Politics

Panel 6d:

Egalitarian Justice and Taxation Politics in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ROOM 1

 

9 July 2018

 

9.30-11am

Panel 1a

Law and Politics under the Ancien Régime

Chair: Julian Swann (Birkbeck College)

Writing to Undo: Protestations in the Ancien Régime

Loving and Defying the King: the Lit de Justice of April 1771

Political Crime in the Wars of Religion: The 'Traitor' François Brigard, 1591

Giora Sternberg

(University of Oxford)

Anne Byrne (Birkbeck College)

Tom Hamilton

(University of Cambridge)

 

1.30-3pm

Panel 2a

Seventeenth-Century France: Research In Retrospect and Prospect.

A Panel in Memory of Revd Professor Richard Bonney

Mark Greengrass (University of Sheffield)

Richard Bonney and the Study of French History

Our Royal Debt(s) to Richard Bonney: Political and Financial Change in French History

Sovereignty and Domain. Ideas of Political Community in Early Modern France

Magistrates and Malefactors in the Late French Renaissance: the Case of Noël Du Fail

William Doyle (University of Bristol)

Guy Rowlands (University of St Andrews)

Sophie Nicholls (University of Oxford)

Jonathan Patterson (University of Oxford)

 

3.30-5pm

Panel 3a

Roundtable in honour of the work of Professor Mack Holt

Chair: Mark Greengrass (University of Sheffield)

 

Megan Armstrong (McMaster University)

James Collins (Georgetown University)

Brian Sandberg (Northern Illinois)

Virginia Reinburg

(Boston College)

 

 

Return

 

10 July 2018

10.15-11.45am

Panel 4a

Identity, Community and Faith in the Seventeenth-Century Midi

Chair: TBC

The Persistence of the Religious Wars: Conversion, Confessional Politics, and Violence in Southern France, 1598-1629

The idea of the Albigensian Crusades in the memory of the Dominican Order of seventeenth-century Midi.

Taxation and Vendetta in a Seventeenth-Century Midi Community

Brian Sandberg

(Northern Illlinois)

Bethany Hune

(University of York)

Stuart Caroll

(University of York)

 

1-2.30pm

Panel 5a

Political Economy from the Old Regime to the Revolution

Chair: TBC

The Political Economy of Patronage: kinship, clientelism and the Compagnie des Indes, 1719-1756

The Political Economy of Sophie de Grouchy

Political economy and republicanism: Jean Herrenschwand and the Directory

Leonard Hodges

(King's College London)

Kathleen McCrudden

(Yale University)

Niccolo Valmori

(EHESS)

 

4-5.30pm

Panel 6a

Religion and Politics in Early Modern Europe’: a panel in honour of Mack Holt

Chair: Stuart Caroll (University of York)

Cementing a Calvinist Identity in Reformation Geneva

Psalm-singing under Louis XIV

Judicial Violence and Malcontents

Sara Beam

(University of Victoria)

Andrew Spicer

(Oxford Brookes University)

Penny Roberts

(University of Warwick)

Return

 

ROOM 2

 

9 July 2018

 

9.30-11am

Panel 1b

Aristocratic status, marriage, and wealth in Capetian France (12th – 13th centuries)

Chair: Daniel Power (University of Swansea)

The Economics of Medieval Marriage: Dowries, Sureties, and Marital Strategy in Thirteenth-Century Northern Burgundy

Constructing Concepts of Social Status: Assessing Marital Inequality in Medieval France

The Fairs of Champagne and the Subordination of a Region: The Role of Economic Policy in the Creation of the County of Champagne, 1152-1234

Charlotte Crouch

(University of Reading)

Charlotte Pickard

(Cardiff University)

Randall Pippenger

(Princeton University)

 

1.30-3pm

Panel 2b

Early Modern Economic Inequality

Chair: TBC

‘Burgensis et non burgensis’: commercial and economic inequality in late-medieval Bordeaux, 1353–1453.

Aux mains des marchands': Economic Inequality and a Publishing Dynasty in Sixteenth-Century Lyon

In Bravery, Diet, and Furniture, They Exceed the Greatest of the Noblesse': merchants and financiers at Louis XIII's court, 1610-1643

Robert Blackmore

(University of Southampton)

Jamie Cumby

(University of St Andrews)

Marc Jaffré

(University of St Andrews)

 

3.30-5pm

Panel 3b

Alcohol and identity in modern France

Chair: Pierre Purseigle (University of Warwick)

A prank, a trial, and fake news: retelling the story of a blasphemous bar crawl in early Third Republic France

Uprooting identity: European Integration, political realignment, and the wine of the Languedoc-Roussillon (1984-1986)

Will Clement (University of Oxford)

Andrew Smith (University of Chichester)

Return


 

10 July 2018

 

10.15-11.45am

Panel 4b

Political Economy under the Second Republic and Empire

Chair: TBC

The Crédit mobilier, the banking revolution and the political economy of the Second Empire

Caricature and the Political Economy of Militarism: Le fusil à aiguille, or, the image of the “needle-gun” within the Second Empire

What was political economy in the Second Republic? The Journal des Économistes and the fight against monopoly

Jerome Greenfield

(King's College London)

Russell Stephens

(University of British Columbia)

Christopher Guyver

 

1-2.30pm

Panel 5b

Inequality and Popular Culture

Chair: TBC

Unequal Tongues: Linguistic Diversity and Popular Culture in Nineteenth Century France

France in the blue light of Munich: Popular agency, Activity and the Reframing of History

The Flamidien Affair: Inequality and the Culture Wars at the fin-de-siècle

Stewart McCain

(St Mary's University)

Jessica Wardaugh

(University of Warwick)

Tim Verhoeven

(Monash University)

 

4-5.30pm

Panel 6b

Representing the Social

Chair: TBC


The Social Criticism of André Breton: Resonances with the Marcusean View of History

Balzac and the Panorama of Labor in 1830s Paris


Klem James

(University of Wollongong)

Rebecca Powers

(UC Santa Barbara)

Return

 

ROOM 3

 

9 July 2018

9.30-11am

 

 

Panel 1c

French Cultures of War in the Long Eighteenth Century

Chair: Thomas Dodman (Columbia University)

 

“Dressed in a woman’s night cap”: Shaming Cowards and Deserters in Eighteenth-century and Revolutionary France

The Military Enlightenment: French and British Perspectives.

The French Way of War? Frederick the Great of Prussia and French Military Culture in the early
Eighteenth Century'

 

Jennifer Heuer

(UMass, Amherst)

Christy Pichichero

(George Mason University)

Adam Storring

(University of Cambridge)

 

 


 

 

1.30-3pm

Panel 2c

Science and Government in Early Modern France

Chair: Carol E. Harrison (University of South Carolina)

Absolutism and the French Scientific Style around 1700

Court Capitalism and Drug Monopolies in Ancien Régime France: The Role of the Premier médecin du roi

Political Economy in Action: The Government of Circulation in Eighteenth-Century Beekeeping Manuals

Michael Bycroft

(University of Warwick)

Justin Rivest
(University of Cambridge)

Elisabeth Wallman (University of Warwick)

 

3.30-5pm

Panel 3c

Politics and Culture in the French Revolution

Chair: TBC

Danton v. Robespierre: A Real or a False Polarity?

Prophecies, Politics and Parousia in Early Revolutionary France.

‘L’homme est né libre ; l’homme est du masculin et du singulier’: Literacy and Grammar Teaching in Schoolbooks as a Vehicle for Social Change in Revolutionary France

Marisa Linton

(Kingston University)

Jonathan Smyth

(Birkbeck College)

Antonia Perna

(University of Durham)

Return

 

10 July 2018

 

10.15-11.45am

Panel 4c

French Politics in Total War

Chair: Pierre Purseigle (University of Warwick)

Communist Resistance and the gendered legacy of the French Revolution


Ententes cordiales? Vichy France and the British Commonwealth during the Second World War

Emily Hooke

(University of Southampton)


Luc-André Brunet

(The Open University)

 

1-2.30pm

Panel 5c

Gender and Class Politics in Modern France

Chair: TBC

A Gendered Response to Fascist Policies against Women: The Comité Mondial des Femmes Contre la Guerre et le Fascisme

May these words serve as a final warning’: Working-class writers and the politics of the workplace in 1920s France

Too hot to handle? The legacy of the debate about gender inequality in Flora Tristan’s work

Jasmine Calver

(Northumbria University)

Thomas Beaumont

(Liverpool John Moores University)

Maíre Cross

(Newcastle University)

 


 

 

4-5.30pm

Panel 6c

Locating France in Global Politics

Chair: TBC

Rethinking Equality by an ethical Economy

Drawing the issues out: Activism in Paris and Mexico City in 1968

Les Républicains and the challenges of economic policy

Ettore Bucci

(SNS Pisa / IEP Paris)

Sarah Stokes

William Rispin

(University of Warwick)

Return

 

ROOM 4

 

9 July 2018

9.30-11am

 

 

Panel 1d

Religion, Sexuality and Culture

Chair: Charles Walton (University of Warwick)

 

The sodomy consultant of early modern Paris, 1688-1737


The Te Deum and its usage during the reign of Henri IV of France (1589-1610)

 

Benjamin Bernard

(Princeton University)


Alex Robinson

 

 

1.30-3pm

Panel 2d

The Origins of Socioeconomic Rights

Chair: Colin Jones (QMUL)

‘Why the neglect? Socioeconomic rights in recent historiography’

‘In the name of humanity”: Redefining socioeconomic assistance in the Revolutionary marketplace’

Policing socioeconomic justice in the French Revolution

Charles Walton

(University of Warwick)

Katie Jarvis

(Notre Dame)

Vincent Denis

(Paris I)

 

3.30-5pm

Panel 3d

Socioeconomic Rights after the Terror

Chair: Marie-Emmanuelle Chessel (IEP Paris)

Paine’s Agrarian Justice

French Socialisms and the Right to Work from Fourier to Lafargue

Gender, Duty, and Socioeconomic Rights: Questioning Categories, Framing Practices

Mark Philp

(University of Warwick)

Thomas Bouchet

(Université de Bourgogne)

Laura Frader

(Northeastern University)

Return


 

10 July 2018

 

10.15-11.45am

 

 

Panel 4d

Natural Rights and Egalitarian Politics from the Eighteenth to Nineteenth Centuries

Chair: Mark Philp (University of Warwick)

 

L’héritage de l’égalitarisme révolutionnaire dans les mouvements socialiste et communiste français au XIXe siècle

Re-reading the Gospel: Filippo Buonarrotti’s Account of Babeuf’s Conspiracy for Equality

What kind of equality do natural rights guarantee? Arguments for humanitarian intervention in France and Britain, 1698-1715

 

Stéphanie Roza

(CNRS)

Laura Mason

(Johns Hopkins University)

Catherine Arnold

(IHR)

 

 

1-2.30pm

Panel 5d

Early Modern Princely Culture and Diplomacy

Chair: Charles Walton (University of Warwick)

The Protestant war machine during the French Religious Wars: the role of Antoine de Crussol

Amity and Avarice: Abdellah Ben Aïcha's Moroccan Ambassadorship in France


David Nicoll

(University of Warwick)

Mary Elizabeth Allen

(University of Virginia)



 

4-5.30pm

Panel 6d

Egalitarian Justice and Taxation Politics in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France

Chair: Charles Walton (University of Warwick)

The conditions of Successful Reintegration Ceremony: the Agasse's Case

The politics of consumption in Napoleonic France: popular rebellion against the Droits Réunis

Anne Simonin

(EHESS)

Noelle Plack

(Newman University)

Return

 


 

 

ROOM 5

 

9 July 2018

9.30-11am

 

 

Panel 1e

French Imperial Rule

Chair: TBC

 

Tax justice in the colonies: the politics of taxation and inequality in colonial Algeria 1918-1939

Conflict and Community in the Trenches during the First World War


 

Madeline Woker

(Columbia University)

Claire Eldridge

(Leeds University)


 

 

1.30-3pm

Panel 2e

Contesting Colonial Identities: Race, Policing, and Depersonalization in the French Empire

Chair: TBC

Between Authority and Subordination: Arab/Kabyle Police and Gendarmes in Interwar French Colonial Algeria

French Jewish militants in the OAS during the Algerian War

The Return of N’Guyen Van Binh: Injustice, Incompetence, and Tragedy in the French Empire, 1866-1876

Samuel Kalman

(St Francis Xavier University)

Sung-Eun Choi

(Bentley University)

Geoff Read

(Huron University College)

 

3.30-5pm

Panel 3e

France and the Postcolonial Challenge

Chair: TBC

A ‘Preferential Option for the Poor’: French Christianity, the End of Empire, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Memory as a Marker of Political Affiliation: French War Veterans and the Commemoration of the End of the Algerian War of Independence


Rachel Johnston-White

(Vienna School of International Studies)

Itay Lotem

(University of Westminster)