A Date with History at the York Festival of Ideas: Travel Grants for Students

The French Embassy is extending a special invitation to UK postgraduate and undergraduate students studying French history and culture to attend the conference at the York Festival of Ideas:A Date with History


This year marks the third edition of A Date with History, a partnership between the York Festival of Ideas, the Higher Education, Research and Innovation Department of the French Embassy and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.

Our Franco-British focus will take place on Saturday, 15th June 2019; our themes this year are “Fashion, Food, and Feminism”.

We are extending a special invitation to UK postgraduate and undergraduate students studying French history and culture to attend the conference, by granting a limited number of travel bursaries (up to £100) to cover costs from within the UK to York on Saturday, 15th June 2019color>.

Students who are awarded the bursaries will be asked to write a 1000-word report on one of the sessions (see programme below). The reports will then be published online by the Society for the Study of French History (SSFH), the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) and the French Embassy in London (subject to editorial quality control).

To apply, send the following documents to Francine Peyroux (francine.peyroux[at]diplomatie.gouv.fr):
-  A brief CV indicating stage of study and giving the title of your courses or aspects of your research degree related to French or European history;
-  An estimate of travel costs;
-  The panel you would like to report on (the three sessions on Saturday are outlined below).

The application has been closedcolor>. There will be a selection process and you will be informed by e-mail on 24 May 2019 if your application is successful. A refund of travel costs will be provided after the conference on submission of report, tickets, receipts and bank account details.

Apply by 17 May 2019color> to Francine Peyroux at francine.peyroux[at]diplomatie.gouv.fr

Fashion, Food and Feminism

15th June 2019, York

This year, the theme of the York Festival of Ideas is “A World of Wonders,” and we will explore themes that are central to French culture and its perception abroad, through the analyses of leading French and UK historians: Fashion, Food and Feminism.

- Saturday, 15th June, 11am-12.30pm: Is Fashion Only French?
- Saturday, 15th June, 1.30pm-3pm: What’s cooking in the history of food?
- Saturday, 15th June, 3.30pm-5pm: Love and Sex Across the Channel

Date: 15th June 2019
Venue Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum, York YO1 7FR
Free admission but booking required
For further information, please visit: A Date with History: Fashion, Food and Feminism



Published on 16/04/2020

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