ANN: "Power, Protest and Resistance," Society for the Study of French History 34th Annual Conference, Online, 28 June -- 2 July 2021

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Registration is now open for the Society for the Study of French History 34th annual virtual conference: Power, Protest and Resistance. The full provisional programme (subject to changes until June) is available at our website


To attend the conference, please register by Sunday 6 June through the following link.


The virtual conference, which is organised in collaboration with the University of Westminster and with the generous assistance of H-France, will revolve around a series of live events from 28 June to 2 July 2021. These include keynote sessions, roundtables and dozens of panels covering a wide range of topics on France and the Francophone world. The live panel sessions will not, however, include the individual papers; individual papers will have been pre-recorded and will be available to watch via an H-France password-protected website between 7 June and 9 July 2021. These should ideally be viewed in advance of the live panels, which will then focus on discussion and Q&A regarding the individual papers as well as overlapping themes between them, giving speakers and audiences time to really flesh out ideas and concepts.


There are no registration fees for this year’s virtual conference. However, we will encourage attendees to click on the DONATE button which will appear on the conference website in June. We would ideally recommend donations of £10, £20 or £30, depending entirely on what attendees feel they can afford. These donations will be divided between the Society for the Study of French History and H-France to cover technical support costs, funds for early career scholars and other projects run by the societies. You are also invited to become a member of the Society if you are not one already. As you’ll see from this link, there are a number of pricings for different forms of membership:


By registering for the online conference, you can take part in a range of different activities:

  • view over 75 conference papers via a password-protected page on the H-France website during a period of 4 weeks (7 June and 9 July);
  • attend 1-hour live panel sessions (28 June -- 2 July) where the chair, speakers and audience discuss themes and questions between the papers;
  • attend the live Keynote sessions on the broad topic of power, protest and resistance;
  • join a live roundtable discussion on activism and academia;
  • take part in a ‘How to Publish’ virtual workshop aimed at postgraduates and early career researchers.

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Conference OrganisersLudivine Broch (Westminster) and Itay Lotem (Westminster)


Conference Assistance BursarElena Rizzi (European University Institute)


Conference CommitteeAlison Carrol (Brunel); James Connolly (UCL); Charlotte Faucher (Manchester); Colin Jones (QMUL); Daniel Lee (QMUL); Julia Nicholls (King’s College London); Rob Priest (RHUL); Andrew Smith (Chichester); Iain Stewart (UCL)