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France since 1940: A Conversation with Emile Chaba

Arts and Law
Monday 16th November 2020 (16:30-18:00)


At 4.30 on 16 November 2020, Dr Simon Jackson (University of Birmingham) and our very own Sonia Lamrani (GCfE) will be in conversation with Dr Emile Chabal (University of Edinburgh) to discuss his recently published book France, a history of the country since 1940.

Described by early reviews as ‘a major achievement’ and ‘a highly polished introduction to contemporary France’, Chabal’s analysis ranges widely, touching upon politics, society, culture and the legacies of the country’s colonial past. A leading expert on 20th century French History, Chabal’s previous works include, A Divided Republic: Nation, State and Citizenship in Contemporary France, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015) and the edited volume France since the 1970s: History, Politics and Memory in an Age of Uncertainty (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014). Please join us for what will doubtless be a fascinating conversation about contemporary French history!

Event agenda


  • Emile Chabal: Book presentation (20 mins)
  • Sonia Lamrani and Simon Jackson: Round table discussion (40 mins)
  • Audience: Q&A (30 mins)

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