29th Annual Conference ~ Society for the Study of French History

Location: University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9BA, UK

Organisers: Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith • Dr Guy Rowlands • Dr Stephen Tyre

Mr Sven Hermans (postgraduate assistant)

Email: [email protected]Twitter: #SSFH2015

Schedule: from 6pm Sunday 28 June 2015 until 3pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

Sponsors: Society for the Study of French HistoryInstitut Français du Royaume-UniSchool of History, University of St Andrews

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The Society for the Study of French History held its 29th Annual Conference at the University of St Andrews from 28-30 June 2015. Hosted by the Centre for French History and Culture, the conference theme was Turning Points in French History. This theme was chosen for the plenary sessions because of the number of significant anniversaries that fall in 2015 (1415 Azincourt, 1515 Accession of François Ier, 1615 Closing of the Estates General until 1789, 1715 Death of Louis XIV and accession of Louis XV, 1815 End of Napoleonic era, 1940 Fall of France).

There were three plenary sessions, comprising a plenary each on the Monday afternoon by:

  • Professor David Bell (Princeton University)
  • Professor Alice Conklin (Ohio State University)

And a plenary round table on the Tuesday morning of the conference, featuring:

  • Professor Olivier Chaline (Université Paris IV)
  • Professor Máire Cross (University of Newcastle)
  • Professor Penny Roberts (University of Warwick)

Click here for the FINAL SSFH 2015 Programme (Pdf file)

It is no longer possible to register for the conference. If you have any queries about registration, or about the conference in general, please contact us at: [email protected]

Click here for information on how to get to St Andrews (link repaired, 23 June 2015)

The Traveline Scotland website will allow you to plan your journey by public transport

An annotated map showing the conference venues, is available here: SSFH 2015 map annotated (Pdf file)



Prospective speakers / attenders might like to know that St Andrews will also be hosting the Annual Conference of the Society for Seventeenth-Century French Studies later that week, on 2-4 July 2015. Further details can be sought through this separate Society: http://societyfor17thcenturyfrench.org.uk/id2.html


Contact the Centre’s Director, Dr. Justine Firnhaber-Baker: [email protected]

Contact the Centre’s PGR Intern, Tori Champion: [email protected]

Mailing Address:
Centre for French History and Culture
School of History
University of St Andrews

+44 (0)1334 462906