Category Archives: Paris History

Femmes à la cour de France

Tracy Adams has published a review of a collective volume on Femmes à la cour de France, edited by Caroline zum Kolk and Kathleen Wilson. I was pleased to write an essay for this collective volume on noblewomen from the … Continue reading

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Jacques Cujas and the Legal Renaissance

This year, French jurists and academics are remembering Jacques Cujas, an important humanist legal scholar who was born 500 years ago in 1522. Humanism is often understood primarily as a literary movement during the Renaissance, but humanists worked in diverse … Continue reading

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Chateaubriand Fellowships

The call for applications is now open for the Chateaubriand Fellowships for doctoral research in France during the 2022-2023 academic year. The Chateaubriand Fellowship Program presents the fellowships: “The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France … Continue reading

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Celebrations of Victory in Europe Day

Today, Europeans are celebrating the anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe and the collapse of the Nazi regime in Germany. The surrender of Nazi Germany on 8 May 1945 prompted spontaneous celebrations by Allied troops … Continue reading

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Italian Renaissance Armor Restored to the Louvre

Two magnificent pieces of Italian Renaissance armor have been restored to the Musée du Louvre in Paris, after being recovered by French police. The prestige armor had originally been donated to the Museée du Louvre by the Rothschild family in … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities Confronts Cubism

Digital Humanities methods are increasingly used in humanities research, teaching, and presentation through a myriad of techniques. Digital tools and methods offer possibilities of analyzing texts, images, objects, and artifacts in different ways and from multiple perspectives. Although these methods … Continue reading

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French Academic Societies Condemn the Killing of History Teacher

A number of French academic societies have issued statements condemning the killing of Samuel Paty, a history teacher who was brutally murdered by an Islamist militant on Friday. Paty was apparently targeted for showing cartoons of Muhammad, which had been … Continue reading

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How to Teach about Violence in France

In the wake of the horrific murder of history teacher Samuel Paty, historians are grappling with how to teach students and the public about the history of violence in France. Paty taught history and geography at a collège (middle school) … Continue reading

Posted in Atrocities, Civil Conflict, Comparative Revolutions, Early Modern Europe, European History, French History, French Revolution and Napoleon, French Wars of Religion, History in the Media, History of Violence, Human Rights, Paris History, Political Culture, Revolts and Revolutions, Terrorism, War, Culture, and Society | Leave a comment

Attack on History Teacher near Paris

I was deeply saddened to hear of yesterday’s horrific attack on Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, near Paris, who was brutally killed and beheaded by an 18-year-old militant after leaving the collège (middle school) where he … Continue reading

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Occupation of Paris after the Napoleonic Wars

My French history colleague and friend, Christine Haynes, discusses her new book on the occupation of Paris at the end of the Napoleonic Wars in a podcast of The Siècle. Christine Haynes’s book is entitled, Our Friends the Enemies: The … Continue reading

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