Extended Call for Papers and Alison Patrick Prize, 24th George Rudé Seminar in French History & Culture

Macquarie University, 11–13 July 2024

The conference organisers welcome proposals for papers to be presented at the 24th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Culture, which will be held in-person from 11 through 13 July 2024 at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. 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. Keynote speakers include Dr Adrian Muckle (Victoria University of Wellington) and Assoc. Prof. Julie Kalman (Monash University).

The extended deadline for submitting a proposal is 31 January 2024. 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.

*Alison Patrick Memorial Scholarship, George Rudé Seminar

Applications are also invited for a scholarship in memory of Alison Patrick, to enable (post)graduate students to attend the George Rudé Seminar in French History and Culture. The Scholarship provides up to $2500 (AUD) towards travel and expenses. The Scholarship is open to students undertaking full- or part-time doctoral study in French or francophone history (or a related field) at a recognised university anywhere in the world. Applications for the Scholarship to attend the 2024 George Rudé Seminar at Macquarie University, Sydney, should be sent to: georgerudeseminar2024@gmail.com. Applicants should send a CV, a 500-word paper proposal, and provide the names of two academic referees (one of whom should be the candidate’s supervisor). The email application must be clearly marked ‘Alison Patrick Memorial Scholarship Application’ in the subject line.

Extended submission deadline: 31 January 2024

For more information about the conference and the prize, see here.