Conflict, Reconstruction and Memory Research Group (CRAM) Research Seminar, Wednesday 16 March, 4.00 pm, Callaghan Lecture Theatre:
Prof. Robert Gildea, FBA (University of Oxford), ‘The French Resistance and Memory’.
Robert Gildea is Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He is a specialist in the history of France in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and has authored five ground-breaking works on modern French history and memory: Education in Provincial France (1983), The Past in French History (1994), Marianne in Chains (2002 – winner of the Wolfson Prize), Children of the Revolution (2008), and his recent Fighters in the Shadows (2015), a new look at resistance activity in wartime France. He also has a long-standing interest in oral history, and headed a major project on activism in the 1960s and 1970s in Europe that was published as Europe’s 1968: Voices of Revolt (2013).