Call for UK students in history - A Date with History - 9 June

The French Embassy and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni are extending a special invitation to UK postgraduate and undergraduate students studying an aspect of French history to attend the one day conference on Europe at the York Festival of Ideas:A Date with History.

Please find the reports on the following link:

A limited number of travel bursaries (up to £100) are available to cover costs from within the UK to York, those interested in exchange for which you will be asked to write a 1000-word report on one of the sessions outlined below. There will be an opportunity to have the report published subsequently in an on-line version 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).

If you are interested send 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 and an estimate of travel costs. The closing date for applications is 20 May 2017. There will be a selection process and you will be informed by e-mail on 26 May 2017 if you are successful. A refund of travel costs will be provided after the conference on submission of report, tickets, receipts and bank account details.
Apply by 20 May 2017 to Sarah Sangoï at

Did You Say Europe?
9th June at Tempest Anderson Hall, York

This year the French Embassy and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni are launching an exciting new collaboration with York Festival of Ideas - A Date with History. Bringing together leading historians from France and the UK, A Date with History will focus on a specific theme each year.

Join us for the inaugural event as our speakers provide historical perspectives on Europe. Throughout the day, panel discussions will address the question of Europe’s identities, migrations, and Franco-British relations. Speakers include Roger Chartier of the Collège de France, Chris Clark of the University of Cambridge, Jean-Frédéric Schaub of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and Maxine Berg of the University of Warwick.

Throughout the day, leading historians from France and the UK will address historical perspectives on Europe during the following panel discussions:
- Did You Say Europe? Opening talks (10.30 – 12 noon)
- What is Europe? (1.00 – 2.30pm)
- Perspectives on Franco-British Relations (3.00 – 4.30pm)
- Europe: A history of migrations (5.00 – 6.30pm)

Date: Friday 9 June 2017
Venue: Tempest Anderson Hall, York
Free admission but booking required
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Published on 30/06/2017

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