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Magna Carta and the Declaration des droits de l’homme: a one day event

The Franco-British Council, the Franco-British Lawyers’ Society and the Franco-British Connections would like to invite you on 11th of June, at Lancaster House to a day seminar on the impact of Magna Carta and the Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme … Continue reading

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A new audio project/ Un nouveau project audio

We’re looking for some volunteers to talk about their research for a possible future Franco-British Network audio project. This is likely to take the form of a short interview with one of us here at [Network HQ], probably over Skype … Continue reading

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CfP: Anglo-French Information Exchange in the Long Sixteenth Century: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Friday 26 June 2015, IHR, London   Organisers: Sara Barker (University of Leeds), Stefania Gargioni (University of Kent) & David Potter (University of Kent)   The sixteenth century represents a critical moment in the history of England’s complex relations with … Continue reading

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Fabricating Nobility? Genealogy and Social Mobility among Franco-Scottish Families in the Early Modern Period

Steve Murdoch Read the full article this blog is based on here Seventeenth-century Europe witnessed a dramatic increase in social mobility, particularly from the lower into the upper-strata of society. This breakdown of a seemingly impervious barrier between the high and … Continue reading

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Comparing and connecting criminal biography in Early Modern England and France/ Comparer les biographies de criminels anglaises et françaises de l’époque moderne

Léa Lebourg-Leportier (En francais ci dessous) Adapted from a paper given at the inaugral conference for the Franco-British network ‘Channel Connections’ 11-12th September 2014, Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield.   This post focuses on connections and thematic similarities between English and … Continue reading

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“You sparks who have to Paris rid…”: Dennis & Eccles’ Rinaldo and Armida (1698), and the politics of adaptation

This post is a summary of a paper delivered by Michael Lee of Queens University Belfast at the Channel Connections Conference that took place 11-12th September 2014, University of Sheffield. Si vous aimerez le lire en francais contactez Anna Jenkin … Continue reading

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First review in! Premier compte-rendu!

The first conference review by delegate Gabor Gelleri of Unviersity of Aberystwyth can be found here: http://gaborgelleri.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/franco-british-network-conference-sheffield-11-12-september-2014/ Gabor gives us a great overview into some of the (many) highlights of the conference. Voilà le premier compte rendu du colloque qui … Continue reading

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