The Fabric of Citizenship seminar series:

Public and political uses of the past in France and Great Britain from 1789 to present day
In partnership with King’s College London
Supported by the Fonds d’Alembert 2018

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Paris protests of May 1968, the Higher Education, Research and Innovation department of the French Embassy and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni have decided to organise a series of seminars throughout the year in partnership with King’s College London.

This series of talks on Franco-British Culture, History, and Theory kick-started on the Night of Ideas 2018 where researchers discussed the idea of revolution and the myths behind it.

Bringing together renowned researchers from both sides of the Channel, this series of seminars will highlight the writing of national narratives and the fabric of citizenship.

The Fabric of Citizenship seminar series is supported by the Fonds d’Alembert 2018.


Remembrance of Things Past: a Shadow of Vichy in Contemporary France-

Mon 26 March 2018
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Winston Churchill, France and Europe

Wed 18 April 2018
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Academics, Intellectuals and Public Debate

Mon 23 April 2018
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Credits: Oxford University Press
Mai’ 68 at 50: Appropriations, Translations, Legacies

Wed 2 May - Sat 5 May 2018
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Drawing (for) Europe

Wed 9 May 2018
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Credits: Axel Scheffler
Au coeur de Mai 68

Mon 14 May 2018
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Britain, France and Europe: Reassessments

Tues 22 May 2018
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Credits: French Embassy
De Gaulle, A Certain Idea of France

Mon 18 June 2018
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Credits: Allen Lane
Letters from the Front, 1915-1919 - Commemorating the Great War

Mon 12 November 2018
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Credits: Michael Gabriel
Border politics and policy in today’s Europe

Thur 29 November 2018
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1968 in France: general strike, new practices, new hopes

Mon 10 December 2018
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Published on 28/11/2018

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