H-France Salon Volume 8

Originating in 2009, H-France Salon is an interactive journal that welcomes proposals which will enhance the scholarly study of French history and culture.

We have salons available in print, video and webinar. For instructions on how to participate in future webinars, click here.

A collection of similar papers, discussions, etc. published on H-France as "Occasional Papers" are available here.

 

H-France Salon
Vol. 8 (2016), Issue 19,

Western Society for French History
44th Annual Conference
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
5 November 2016

Accommodating Vichy and the Germans in Occupied France 

Chair, Sarah Fishman, University of Houston 

Sandra Ott, University of Nevada – Reno, A Pro-Vichy Mayor and Indiscreet Ladies: Cohabitation and Accommodation in a Basque Village

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Brett Bowles, Indiana University, Bloomington, A la recherche de Marcel Pagnol sous l’Occupation

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Audra Merfeld-Langston, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Confronting an Uncomfortable Past: Representations of Vichy France in Marcel Aymé’s Le Vin de Paris

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Comment: Shannon Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology

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H-France Salon
Vol. 8 (2016), Issue 18,

Western Society for French History
44th Annual Conference
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
5 November 2016

Emotions and Regime Change II: Revolutionary Emotions 
Chair: John W. McCormack, Aurora University

James Coons, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, The Sentimental Politics of the Princely Fronde

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Victoria Thompson, Arizona State University, Memories of Fear in the Early French Revolution

Video/MP3

Whitney Walton, Purdue University, Elite Women’s Stakes in Regime Changes During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras

Video/MP3

Comment: Judith Miller, Emory University

Video/MP3

 

H-France Salon
Vol. 8 (2016), Issue 17,

Western Society for French History
44th Annual Conference
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
5 November 2016

Regime Change and Money: Uncertain Futures I 

Chair:  Matthew Gerber, University of Colorado at Boulder

Tabetha Ewing, Bard College, False Coinage in an Eighteenth-Century Borderland

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Andrew Billing, Macalester College, Melancholic Markets: Commerce, Property, and bonheur in Diderot's Economic Writings

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Masano Yamashita, University of Colorado at Boulder, Chance Encounters and Fortuna: Manon as Worker and “Nothing” in l’Abbé Prévost’s Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut 

Video/MP3

Dean Ferguson, Texas A and M University—Kingsville, Rags and Money: Chiffonniers and Consumers in the Long Eighteenth Century,

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Comment: Julia Douthwaite, University of Notre Dame

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H-France Salon
Vol. 8 (2016), Issue 16,

Western Society for French History
44th Annual Conference
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
4 November 2016

History Beyond the Archive: Exploring the Potential of Digital Tools to Excavate Unseen Connections and Overturn Existing Scholarship  
Chair:  Keith Rathbone, Northwestern University

David Del Testa, Bucknell University,Using Social Network Analysis Software in French Studies: The Example of the 1930-31 Nghe-Tinh Soviets Uprising in French Colonial Indochina

Video/MP3

Jillian Slaight, University of Wisconsin-Madison,Sex and the Limits of Solidarity: Google Mapping Mobile Women in Eighteenth-Century Paris

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Allan Tulchin, Shippensburg University, Googling Eighteenth-Century News: The Affiches de Bordeaux, 1758-1865
Video/MP3

Comment: Rebecca Scales, Rochester Institute of Technology

Video/MP3

 

H-France Salon
Vol. 8 (2016), Issue 15,

Western Society for French History
44th Annual Conference
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
4 November 2016

The Circulation of Goods and Ideas in the Eighteenth-Century French Atlantic

Chair: Cynthia Bouton, Texas A&M University

Elizabeth Heath, Baruch College – City University of New York, Visualizing Colonial Trade and Commodities in Early Modern Paris

Video/MP3

Julia Landweber, Montclair State University, Caribbean Coffee, French Culture: Circulating Knowledge Between Colony and Metropole, 1715-1789

Video/MP3

Micah Alpaugh, University of Central Missouri, The Gens de couleur, Voting Rights, and the Spread of Social Movement Models in Late Colonial Saint-Domingue, 1789-1791

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Comment: Liana Vardi, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Video/MP3

 

H-France Salon, Vol. 8 (2016), Issue 14

Western Society for French History
44th Annual Conference
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
5 November 2016

Plenary Lunch: Exit, Voice, Provocation:  Menace and Vulnerability in Colonial and Contemporary France
Joshua H. Cole, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

 

H-France Salon, Volume 8 (2016), Issue 13  

Western Society for French History
44th Annual Conference
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
4 November 2016

Session 3: Conference Roundtable:  Crisis in French History 
John Merriman, Yale University

Lloyd Kramer, University of Norther Carolina

Clare Crowston, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.P. Daughton, Stanford University, and Audience Discussion

 

H-France Salon, Volume 8 (2016), Issue 12
The Institut d’Histoire de la Révolution Française:  Changing Time
Edited by Stephen Sawyer, American University of Paris

 

The Institut d’Histoire de la Révolution Française (IHRF) is an organization that has long played a central role welcoming Anglophone scholars into the French academic world.  The IHRF, however, currently is undergoing significant institutional changes.  H-France has taken this moment in the IHRF's history to prepare a salon, edited by Stephen Sawyer, in which four scholars reflect upon their experiences with the IHRF.  While there are many conflicting views on the changes the IHRF faces, we hope these pieces will highlight the important role the IHRF has served as an academic and intellectual center.  

 

The salon begins with a brief introduction:

Stephen Sawyer, "'My IHRF':  Thoughts from Across the Pond"

 

The salon then continues with four essays:

Jeremy Popkin, University of Kentucky, "The Institut d’Histoire de la Révolution Française in World-Historical Perspective"

 

Jennifer Ngaire Heuer, University of Massachusetts Amherst, "My IHRF:  From the Bicentennaire to the 21st Century"
 

David A. Bell, Princeton University, "My IHRF"
 

Timothy Tackett, University of California, Irvine, "L’Institut d’Histoire de la Révolution Française"

 

H-France Salon, Volume 8 (2016), Issue 11,
Thermidor
A Collaboration between French Historical Studies and H-France
Edited by Jean-Luc Chappey

 

The February 2015 and August 2016 issues of French Historical Studies presented a two-part forum entitled "Thermidor and the French Revolution" edited by Laura Mason, Johns Hopkins University.  H-France has developed an issue of H-France Salon to continue the conversation on the important articles in this forum.  Jean-Luc Chappey, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine, has edited this salon.  The salon begins with a short introduction to the salon by Chappey.

 

Jean-Luc Chappey, "Introduction"

 

The salon then continues with two essays reflecting on the articles in the SFHS Forum:

Philippe Bourdin, Université Blaise-Pascal, "Continuité historique et écriture immédiate des événements révolutionnaires post-thermidoriens"

Hervé Leuwers, Université Lille 3 – UMR IRHiS, "Interroger le 9 Thermidor et ses suites"

The salon then concludes with a written conversation between Mason and Chappey on the issues raised in the original forum and the salon.

Jean-Luc Chappey and Laura Mason, "Le moment thermidorien – un « laboratoire politique »?"

 

 

H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 10,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
5 March 2016
Dinner Banquet

Introduction:  Michael Bess, Vanderbilt University

Mary Louise Roberts, University of Wisconsin, “Le Spectacle de la Résistante: Female Dress and Gender Transformation”
Video/MP3

 

H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 9,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
5 March 2016
Session 8J:  Roundtable: Theatrical Sites in the Eighteenth Century

Chair: Jack Censer, George Mason University

Christine Adams, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, “Celebrity Women and a Judgmental Public: The Merveilleuses under the Directory”
Video/MP3

Mita Choudhury, Vassar College, “Performing Faith: Religious Spectacle, Authenticity, and the Public”
Video/MP3 

Jennifer Heuer, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, “Public Spectacle, Revolution, and Conscription”
Video/MP3

James A. Johnson, Boston University, “Life as Theater in Eighteenth-Century France.”
Video/MP3

Laura Mason, Johns Hopkins University, “Conspiracy as Theater during the French Revolution”
Video/MP3

Jeffrey S. Ravel, MIT, “Performing...and Spectating, Writing, and Reading”
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Audience Comments
Video/MP3

 

H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 8,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
5 March 2016
Session 7L:  Amazons, Murderers, Neighborhood Toughs, and Husband Beaters: Women’s Use of Violence in Early Modern France

Chair: Clare Crowston, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne

Jacob Melish, University of Northern Colorado, “‘Gave a Large Number of Kicks and Punches’: Women’s Violence and the Responses to it in Seventeenth-Century Paris”
Video/MP3

Julia Osman, Mississippi State University, “‘With a Man’s Valor’: Amazons on the French Battlefield and Imagination, 1630-1700”
Video/MP3

Nancy Locklin-Sofer, Maryville College, “After the Royal Pardon: Female Murderers Come Home in the Eighteenth Century”
Video/MP3

Nina Kushner, Clark University, “Female Violence, Cuckoldry, and Constructions of Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century Paris”
Video/MP3 

Comment: Julius Ruff, Marquette University and Audience Comment
Video/MP3

 

H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 7,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
5 March 2016
Session 5D:  “L’Empire colonial dans tous ses etats”: Reshaping “la mission civilisatrice” in Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Textbooks

Chair: Joel Vessels, Nassau Community College

Joel Vessels, Nassau Community College, “Tarzan in France: From Rejection to Revelation- First a Corrupter of Youth, Now the Way Towards Living Poetically”
Video/MP3

Christopher Thompson, Ball State University, “A New, Post-colonial ‘Roman National’? Teaching the Empire and its Legacies in Contemporary France”
Video/MP3

Sandra Rousseau, Carleton College, “Graphic Irony and Provocative History in Petite histoire des colonies françaises (2012)”

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Comment and Audience Discussion: Jennifer Howell, Illinois State University
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H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 6,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
4 March 2016
Session 4:  Plenary Roundtable:  The Work of Roger Chartier

Introduction  Lauren Clay, Vanderbilt University

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Lynn Hunt, UCLA, “The Precarious Cutting Edge.”

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Robert Darnton, Harvard University, “Roger Chartier: Book Historian”

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Colin Jones, Queen Mary University of London, “Roger Chartier sans frontières”

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Response by Roger Chartier

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Audience Comments

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H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 5,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
4 March 2016
Session 3D:  Sentiment and Statecraft: Political and Emotional Regimes in France, 1789-1848

Chair: Naomi J. Andrews, Santa Clara University

Adrian O’Connor, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, “Designing a Sentimental Regime in Revolutionary France, 1789-1791”

Video/MP3

Ronald Schechter, College of William and Mary, “Terror and Reassurance in the Year II”

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Sarah Horowitz, Washington and Lee University, “What’s Love Got to Do with It?  Familial Love, Hierarchy, and Politics in the Choiseul-Praslin Affair of 1847”

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Comment: Naomi J. Andrews, Santa Clara University

Video/MP3

 

H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 4,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
4 March 2016
Plenary Luncheon:  “France and the World”

Introduction by J.P. Daughton

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Brett Rushforth, College of William and Mary

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Alice Conklin, Ohio State University

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Audience Discussion

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H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 3,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
4 March 2016
Session 2H:  Roundtable: Consumer Cultures and Material Goods in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century France

Chair: Elizabeth Hyde, Kean University

Lynn Wood Mollenauer, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, “Coral Cordials and Pearl Juleps: Fashion and Fraud in the Seventeenth-Century Medical Marketplace”

Video/MP3

Kirsten James, University of Toronto, “Inside the Perfumer’s Boutique in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Paris”

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Julia Landweber, Montclair State University, “Making Coffee French: Establishing a Material Culture for Coffee in France, 1670-1780”

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Carolyn Purnell, Illinois Institute of Technology, “Drinking Your Way to a New You: Self-Medication, Sensibility, and Sociability at the Café”

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Sydney Watts, University of Richmond, “Provisioning for Health: Comparing Lenten Butcheries across Eighteenth-Century Urban France”

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Audience Discussion

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H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 2,
Society for French Historical Studies
62nd Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
4 March 2016
Session 1D:  Marriage: Ideals, Practices, and New Critics

Chair: Michelle Rhoades, Wabash College     

Andrea Mansker, University of the South, “Marriage and the Politics of Police Repression under the Empire”
Video/MP3

Anne Verjus, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, “Marriage under the Code Napoléon: A New Social Problem?” 
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Judith DeGroat, St. Lawrence University, “A Woman’s Critique of Marriage: Pauline Roland’s Lived Challenge to Bourgeois Domesticity”
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Comment: Jennifer Heuer, University of Massachusetts–Amherst
Video/MP3

 

 

H-France Salon, vol. 8 (2016), Issue 1

David Bien: In Memorian