Papers

Keynote lectures

9- “Fields of battle and territories of mobilisation. The urban geography of the First World War”, Urban experiences of the Great War in Eastern Europe, Centre for Urban History of East Central Europe,  Lviv (Ukraine), 24 June 2016

8- “The meaning of reconstruction, 1914-1939”, Teatros de lo Bélico: experiencias de guerra y posguerra en las sociedades europeas (1895-1953), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 19 November 2015

7- “Espaces de belligérance et territoires de mobilisation. Pistes pour l’histoire urbaine et comparée de la Première Guerre mondiale.”, Lyon sur le front de l’arrière, Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon, 16 October 2014

6- “Geographies of belligerence. Towards a global history of the First World War”, América Latina y la Primera Guerra Mundial una historia conectada, CEMCA, IDA, COLMEX, UNAM, Mexico City, 26 June 2014

5- “Belligerent peripheries and the geography of the First World War”, The Peripheries of World War I: New Methodological and Spatial Perspectives, New York University, 14 May 2014

4- “Violence and solidarity. Urban experiences of the First World War”, Cities and Wars, Instituto de História Contemporânea, Lisbon, 27 September 2012

3- “Impossible Neutrality, Improbable Belligerence, 1914-1918”, The First World War and the End of Neutrality conference, organized by the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation, The Hague, 6 March 2009

2- “From solidarity to oblivion: The reception of Belgian refugees in Europe, 1914-1918”, The Flight from War, Belgian Refugees in WWI, at the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres (Belgium), 24-25 May 2004

1- “A litmus test of wartime social mobilization: The reception of Belgian refugees in Europe, 1914-1918”, Zealandia’s Great War, National Library, Wellington (New Zealand), 8-10 November 2003

 

Conference Papers

25- “Towards an urban geography of the First World War”, War and Fatherland. Nations, Identities and the First World War, CEGESOMA, Brussels, 15 October 2015 – By invitation

24- “Rebuilding European Lives. The reconstitution of urban communities in interwar France and Belgium (1914-1939).”, Recreating historical cities after WWI, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań), Kalisz, Poland, 17 April 2015

23- “Rebuilding European Lives, 1914-1939”, Anglo-American Conference of Historians, Institute of Historical Research, London, 4 July 2014

22- “Boundaries of patriotism. Geography and ethics of mobilization in WWI France”, Patriotic Cultures during the First World War, European University, St. Petersburg, 12 June 2014 – By invitation

21- “Rebuilding French Lives. The reconstitution of urban communities in interwar France (1914-1939)”, Society for French Historical Studies, Montreal, 25 April 2014 – Panel convenor: “Under fire and out of the ruins. Experiences and memory of the First World War in urban France, 1914-1939.”

20- “The First World War and the transformations of the State”, Fritt Ord Foundation, Oslo, 9 March 2014 – By invitation

19- “The wartime state”, 1914 and the Making of the Twentieth Century, Texas A&M, College Station (TX), 18 September 2013

18- “Indebted past. The memory of French colonial troops in the First World War”,paper presented atThe Greater War. Imperial Mobilization, Demobilization, and Unrest in the Era of the First World War, University College, Dublin, 19 May 2012 – By invitation

17- “Neutrality and periphery in the First World War”, paper presented at the workshop Between War Culture and Peace Culture: Neutrals during the First World War, University of Fribourg, 20 April 2012 – By invitation

16- “Centres et périphéries dans l’historiographie de la Grande Guerre”, paper presented at the conference Pour une histoire de la Première Guerre mondiale en Amérique latine, IHEAL – Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle, 3 April 2012 – By invitation

15- “Between participation and victimization. WWI urban mobilization in comparative perspective”, presented at the conference “Kollektive Gewalt in europäischen Großstädten während des ersten Drittels des 20. Jahrhunderts”, Historisches Kolleg, Universität Munchen, 20-22 October 2011 – By invitation

14- “Towards an environmental history of the First World War – A comment”, paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Military History, Lisle (IL), 10 June 2011. Panel convenor – “World War I as a Global Conflict: New Directions in Cultural, Social, and Military History”

13- “Trial of the Nation. A comparative approach to French social mobilization in the First World War”, paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Study of French History, Trinity College, Dublin, 29-30 June 2009. Panel convenor – “WWI France in transnational perspective”

12- “On the Road to ‘Total War’. Exile and Resettlement in Western Europe, 1914-1918.”, paper presented at the Max Weber Programme Conference, European University Institute, Florence, 13 June 2008 – By invitation

11 – “Who owns the battlefield: cultural history or military history?” Concluding Roundtable with Prof. Jay Winter (Yale University), Prof. Dennis Showalter (Colorado College) and Dr Heather Jones (European University Institute), 4th conference of the International Society of First World War Studies, organised at Georgetown University, Washington (D.C.), 18-20 octobre 2007

10- « Civilians under occupation », session chair & commentator, 4th conference of the International Society of First World War Studies, organised at Georgetown University, Washington (D.C.), 18-20 octobre 2007

9- A discussion of Sonja Müller, Toys, games and juvenile literature during the First World War in Germany and England, paper presented at the 4th conference of the International Society of First World War Studies, organised at Trinity College, Dublin, 24 September 2005

8- “The social and cultural history of the war” a discussion with Professor John Horne, Trinity College, Dublin, at the InternationalColloquium: The Future of the First World War, Queen Mary, University of London, 4 June 2005 – By invitation

7- “1914-18: Communautés locales en guerre. De l’histoire comparée à l’histoire européenne”, paper presented at the Semaine de l’Histoire : la comparaison France – Grande-Bretagne, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm), Paris, 27 January 2005 – By invitation

6- « Les mobilisations sociales à l’épreuve de l’exil belge. Etude comparée France – Grande-Bretagne.”, paper presented at the international conference,  Une ‘guerre totale’ ? La Belgique dans la Première Guerre mondiale. Nouvelles tendances de la recherche historique,, organized by the Department of History at Université Libre de Bruxelles, in conjuction with the CEGES, Brussels, 15-17 January 2003

5- « Imperial societies and local communities at war: the WWI experience of England and France », paper presented at the conference, War and society : Germany and Europe in historical perspective, Transatlantic Young Scholars Forum – War and Society, German Historical Institute, Washington (D.C), 21-24 March 2002

4- « En-deça et au-delà des Nations: enjeux et limites d’une histoire comparée des communautés locales en guerre », paper presented at « La Grande Guerre aujourd’hui : actualité de la recherche. European conference in First World War Studies », Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon, 7-8 Septembre 2001, organized by the C.E.R.P, IEP Lyon, the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London, the International Society for First World War Studies.

3- “1914-18: Local communities at war. A comparative study of the English and French experiences.”, paper presented at the international conference, Mars in Ascendant: the Great War and the Twentieth Century, London & Northampton, organized by University College, Northampton, the Imperial War Museum (Londres), and Fort Hayes State University, 31 July – 4 August 2001

2- “Mirroring societies at war: pictorial humour in the British and French popular press during the Great War.”, paper presented at the conference, Humour as a strategy in war – 5th GWACS Annual conference, organized by the Group for War and Culture Studies, University of Westminster, London, 25 May 2001

1- « Hommes du Sud et gens du Nord, entre solidarité nationale et confrontation. L’accueil des réfugiés de la Première Guerre mondiale dans la France méridionale. », paper presented with Jean-Yves Le Naour, at the 126ème Congrès des Sociétés Historiques et Scientifiques, Toulouse, 9-14 April 2001.

 

 

Research Seminars & Workshops

18- “The urban transition from war to peace”, Centre for War Studies, Trinity College Dublin, 3 December 2015

17- “Geographies of warfare and territories of belligerence in the era of the First World War”, Globalizing and Localizing the Great War Seminar, University of Oxford, 12 November 2015

16- “Mourir pour la Patrie. The Contested Nature of French Patriotism in the First World War.”, Legacies of War Seminar, University of Leeds, 14 May 2015

15- “Geographies of belligerence, 1911-1923”, Modern European History Seminar, Yale University, 9 April 2014

14- “Éditer la guerre : regards croisés éditeurs, universitaires, grand public, historiens”, Rendez-vous de l’Histoire, Blois, 11 octobre 2013

13- “WWI Volunteerism”, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 3 June 2013

12- “Europe on the brink”, Kandersteg Seminar, Remarque Institute, New York University, Kandersteg, Switzerland, 10-14 April 2013

11- “Historians in the heat of battle. Politics and controversy in the French historiography of the Great War”, paper presented at the Centre for War and Society seminar series, University of Exeter, 27 February 2012

10- “Redundancy in wartime mobilization: the case of the Volunteer Training Corps, 1914-1918”, War Studies Seminar, University of Birmingham, 8 March 2011

9- “Spaces of mobilization and scales of analysis: comparative reflections on the urban experience of the First World War”, Centre for War Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, 29 October 2010

8- “Uneasy balance: reflections of a First World War historian on scholarship and memory”, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate Discussion Group, St Anne’s College, Oxford, 3 June 2010

7- “Belligerent communities, 1914-1918. Dynamics of social mobilization in England and France during the First World War.”, Modern European History Seminar, University of Cambridge, 16 February 2009

6- “A civil victory. State and community in Britain and France, 1914-1918”, War Studies seminar, University of Birmingham, 26 February 2008

5- « La société civile face aux exigences de la guerre moderne. France – Grande-Bretagne, 1914-1918 », British Isles Research Group, E.H.E.S.S., Paris, 18 January 2008

4- “’Brutalized’? ‘Militarized’? Belligerent civil societies in 1914-1918. Towards a European History of the First World War”, Modern History Seminar, University of Edinburgh, 2November 2005

3- “1914-18: Mobilization, Sacrifice and Citizenship in Imperial Societies at war. A comparative history of local communities at war in Britain and France”, Military History Seminar, All Souls College, Oxford, 11 February 2004

2- « 1914-18: Local communities at war in England and France. Strategies and issues in the comparative history of national mobilizations », Modern European History seminar at Trinity College, Dublin, 13 February 2003

1- « 1914-1918: Communautés locales et mobilisations nationales en France et en Angleterre. Approche comparative de l’histoire sociale des représentations. », « Commission Jeunes Chercheurs » du C.E.H.D, 23 November 2002, Université de Paris I – Sorbonne, Paris