Tag Archives: France

Did History undermine Le Pen? Some brief thoughts

Did history and memory of the past play a key role in undermining the French far right last weekend? There was certainly a huge sigh of relief across Europe when it became clear last Sunday (7th May, 2017) that Marine … Continue reading

Posted in European History, Fascism, French History, Media history, Public History, Teaching, Uncategorized, World History | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why I’d wear a bonnet rouge for Robespierre

In the following Christine Evans-Appleyard reflects on her experiences of being a mature student, studying history, and what she made of the enigmatic figure of Robespierre.  There’s something about an idealistic male leader who carries an air of vulnerability that’s … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, European History, French History, Media history, Oxford University Press, Public History, Teaching, World History | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Enlightenment and Revolution: Rethinking the Debate

A recent symposium held in Paris on eighteenth century French history included a paper by Kingston University historian Marisa Linton, who is one of Britain’s leading experts on all aspects of the Enlightenment and the key events and personalities of the … Continue reading

Posted in Events, French History, Media history, Oxford University Press, Public History, Teaching, World History | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment