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.
Current Call For Papers
The 19th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation will be 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.
For our 2014 seminar, we are pleased to welcome Pamela Pilbeam, Jean-Yves Mollier, John Merriman, Philippe Minard, Timothy Tackett, Marisa Linton, and Simon Kitson.
The 2014 Seminar is organised with the collaboration of three Melbourne universities: the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and Latrobe University.
We welcome proposals for twenty-minute papers (in English or French) that reflect the diversity of French history, culture, and society from the medieval to the contemporary periods. Proposals, consisting of an abstract of no more than 300 words, with a one-page CV, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 31 March 2014.
Travel, Registration, and Accommodation details are available from the conference website.
Alison Patrick Memorial Scholarship
pplications are invited from for a scholarship in memory of Alison Patrick, to enable (post)graduate students to attend the George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilization. The Scholarship provides up to 2000 Australian dollars for travel and expenses.
Alison Patrick was Reader in History at the University of Melbourne. She had a lifelong interest in the scholarship of the French Revolution, and a strong commitment to students. She was one of the founders of the Rudé seminar and presented papers over many years.
The recipient is expected to attend and to present a paper at the Rudé Seminar. He/she will also be expected to offer the paper for publication in French History and Civilization. Papers from the George Rudé Seminar, published on H-France. The paper will carry an acknowledgement of the Scholarship. Costs incurred, up to the amount granted, will be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts. In certain cases, fares or other expenses may be paid directly by the Scholarship fund. Part scholarships may be offered to more than one applicant. The Scholarship will not be awarded to the same person twice.
If numerous applications are received, preference may be given to papers on the French Revolution, Alison Patrick's primary area of interest.
The recipient must be actively engaged in full- or part-time doctoral study in French history (or a related field) at a recognised university.
Applications for the Scholarship to attend the 2014 George Rudé Seminar in Geelong should be sent to Dr Greg Burgess to whom any inquiries should also be directed. Applicants should send a CV, a 500-word paper proposal, and the names of 2 academic referees.
Closing date: 31 March 2014
Contacts and inquiries:Greg Burgess
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies