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The George Rudé Society was formed in 2004 to promote the study of French history and civilization in Australia and New Zealand. It organizes the George Rudé Seminar, an international concerence on French History and Civilization which has been held every second year since 1976 in an Australian or New Zealand university. It produces French History and Civilisation. Papers from the George Rudé Seminar.


Questions about the Society may be directed to David Garrioch of Monash University.


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The 19th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation was last held at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, on 9-12 July 2014.


The George Rudé Seminar is a biennial conference that brings together specialists in French history and cultural from Australia, New Zealand and around the world. The seminars recognize the contribution of George Rudé to the study of French history and culture in Australasia. 

Since 2005, a peer-reviewed selection of papers for each seminar has been published on-line through H-France.

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