24th George Rudé Seminar in French History & Culture, Call for Papers

The 24th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Culture, Macquarie University, 11–13 July 2024 

The George Rudé Seminar in French History and Culture, held every second year in Australia or New Zealand, brings together specialists in French history and culture from across the world in recognition of the contribution made by George Rudé to the study of French history and culture in Australasia and internationally.  

The organisers welcome papers, including from postgraduate students, on all aspects of French and Francophone history (including colonial and post-colonial contexts), from the medieval period through to contemporary times. Papers may be in English or in French and will normally be of 20 minutes’ duration. Proposals for thematic panels of three or four papers will also be considered. We are also interested in other presentation approaches including roundtables, shorter “lightning” sessions, or workshops that reflect the variety of recent scholarship, pedagogical concerns, and contemporary issues relating to France and the Francophone world.  

Abstracts of approximately 250 words, together with a 100-word bio, including name and professional affiliation (if applicable), should be sent to georgerudeseminar2024@gmail.com. 

Please note that only a very limited number of online papers delivered via Zoom will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. Please provide justification in your proposal if you would like to present via Zoom.  

Organising committee: Keith Rathbone (Macquarie University), Robert Aldrich (University of Sydney), Ben Mercer (ANU), Briony Neilson (University of Sydney), Stephen Pascoe (UNSW), and Elizabeth Rechniewski (University of Sydney).

Call for papers closes 15 December 2023

Contact georgerudeseminar2024@gmail.com for further information