ANN: The UK, the French World and the Fourth Republic

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The United Kingdom and the French world during the Fourth Republic

Hybrid conference (Zoom & Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens)

Friday 30 September (Logis du Roy)

 

9.40. Welcome and introduction, Mélanie Torrent (UPJV) & Andrew Williams (St Andrews)

10.00-11.30Keynote lecture

Chair : Mélanie Torrent, UPJV

Martin Evans, University of Sussex/ Whiteness, consumerism, colonialism: Britain, France and the Re-Mapping of Global Boundaries 1945 – 60

 

11.30-11.45 Break

 

11.45--13.00

Session 1. What and where is overseas ? Europe, empire and the nation revisited

Chair : Richard Davis, Université Bordeaux Montaigne

      • Virginie Roiron, Sciences Po Strasbourg / From imperial to European rivals : Greater France and British conceptions of territorial integration 
  • Alice Byrne, Aix-Marseille University / Cultural diplomacy under the Fourth Republic, between Europe and Empire

 

13.00-13.45. Lunch

 

13.45-15.00.

Session 2. Archiving Franco-British relations and the Fourth Republic

Chair : Quentin Gasteuil, Institut des sciences sociales du politique, ENS Paris-Saclay

  • Elise Bourgeois, Archives départementales de la Somme / Se souvenir et construire une politique mémorielle. Les relations entre la France et le Royaume-Uni pendant la IVe République vues à travers les sources aux Archives de la Somme
  • Axelle Espel, Archives municipales et communautaires d’Amiens / Les relations franco-britanniques au prisme des jumelages de l’après-guerre

 

15.20-16.50. 

Session 3. The Fourth Republic in the long term : traces, heritage and memory

Chair : Andrew Williams, University of St Andrews

  • Round table with: Laurent Césari, Université d’Artois ; Tony Chafer, University of Portsmouth ; Guia Migani, Université de Tours ; Mathilde von Bülow, University of St Andrews.

 

Saturday 1 October (La Citadelle, E002)

9.15-10.45.

Session 3.Rethinking governance and expertise

Chair : Katja Sedel, University of Westminster

      • Thomas Irace, Université de Picardie Jules Verne / French and British colonial economics compared, c. 1944-1960
      • Véronique Dimier, Université libre de Bruxelles / The politics of comparisons: from colonial to development policies

 

10.45-11.00. Break

11.00-12.30.

Session 4.Franco-British cooperation in resisting and managing colonial decline

Chair : Lauriane Simony, Cergy Paris University

  • Luc Brunet, the Open University / French Responses to the Imposition of Apartheid in South Africa, 1948-1961
  • Lori Maguire, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne / Britain and France in Hanoi, 1954-1958: Cooperation and Rivalry

 

12.30-13.00. Conclusions & perspectives/ Mélanie Torrent (UPJV) & Andrew Williams (University of St Andrews)

 

13.00. Lunch

 

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This conference follows from the seminar series of 2021 (https://tinyurl.com/2p8s2ztk)

Contact: Mélanie Torrent: melanie.torrent@u-picardie.fr

                 Andrew Williams: ajw30@st-andrews.ac.uk

With the support of the Institut Universitaire de France, the Région Hauts-de-France, Amiens Métropole, CORPUS/UPJV and the University of St Andrews

To register on Zoom:

Day one: https://u-picardie-fr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuf-irqzkpGtGWWSE1u_-bhG3dnaYJzWcw 

Day two: https://u-picardie-fr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpcO6grT4sGdKq1n3UF4QshMut4gVtQqLx 

Colleagues who wish to attend in person can register on https://forms.gle/P7cz8ZNek2M6UsZ58