The Sixtieth Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies will be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal in Montréal, from Thursday, April 24, through Saturday, April 26, 2014. It will be hosted jointly by the Université du Québec à Montréal, Concordia University and the Université de Montréal. Michel Hébert (UQAM) and Norman Ingram (Concordia) are co-Presidents of the Society for 2014 and organizers of the conference.
The conference’s theme will be “War and Peace in French history”, with special reference to the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. Scheduled guest-speakers will be twentieth century specialists Professors John Horne (Trinity College, Dublin) and Martha Hanna (University of Colorado, Boulder), both noted scholars of France and the Great War; and Philippe Contamine, Emeritus Professor of medieval history and Membre de l’Institut, who will lecture on the theme of the Hundred Years War in comparison with World War I.
The Program Committee welcomes panel proposals on the conference theme as well as panels or papers on all subjects in the history of France, its colonies, and other Francophone countries including, of course, Québec and Canada, from the Middle Ages to the present. We will make every effort to combine single papers into coherent panels, but we encourage individuals to organize complete panels composed of two or (preferably) three papers, including panels that cut across traditional periodizations, with a chair and a commentator. Roundtables and other formats will also be considered. In conjunction with H-France and the SFHS Technology Committee, we also welcome proposals for sessions to be webcast on topics of broad interest.
Please do not send proposals for papers that have already been presented or published or that are scheduled for presentation elsewhere. Please be very specific about your audiovisual needs at the time of submission. All conference participants must be members in good standing of the SFHS at the time of the conference.
All sessions will be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal, pavillon J.-A. De Sève. A special and very attractive hotel rate of Canadian $125.00 per night will be made available to members at the Hôtel des Gouverneurs, Place Dupuis, rue Saint-Hubert, just three short blocks from the campus. The Friday and Saturday luncheons and the Saturday evening banquet will be hosted at this hotel.
For further information, please consult the website for the meeting : sfhs2014.uqam.ca. Address queries regarding submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals (in English or in French), which will be accepted only in digital format, should include the following items, integrated into one file (preferably a PDF): an abstract (no more than one page) for each paper; a CV (no more than one page) for each presenter, including contact information; and the session titles, proposed chair’s and commentator’s names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses. Please submit all proposals to the conference website listed above.
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