Reminder: Please register by 17th March, details below
Telling Tales of Two Cities: British Parisians and London French, Yesterday and Today; Public Discussion and Study Day
Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 (UK)
Debra Kelly (University of Westminster); Diana Cooper-Richet (Centre d'histoire culturelle des sociétés contemporaines, Université de Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines); Andrew Hussey (University of London in Paris) with the support of the Service culturel de l'Ambassade de France à Londres
This public event and study day focus on particular aspects of exchange between the French and British capital cities, seen variously as both rivalling and complementing each other. It reflects the most recent research carried out on both sides of the Channel concerning the population movements, cultural traffic and commercial exchanges which took place, and continue to take place, between Paris and London from the nineteenth century to the present day. These exchanges and their representations are both deeply inscribed in the history of cultural relations between these two nations, and integral to vital, lived human experiences. The participants in the discussions therefore include not only academic specialists of cross-Channel cultural relations, but also those actively engaged in current cross-Channel exchanges – journalists, writers, students, entrepreneurs, business people – all of whom continue to write their own 'Tale of Two Cities'.
The event is free of charge, but registration is essential by 17th March: H.Scott@westminster.ac.uk
Thursday 27th March, Evening Discussion 6pm-8pm: Today's Tales of the French in London and the British in Paris
Round table discussion chaired by: Debra Kelly and Martyn Cornick, co-editors of A History of the French in London: Liberty, Equality, Opportunity (IHR Publications, 2013).
Participants include Saskia Huc-Hepher (University of Westminster), Curator of the 'London French' Special Collection of the digital French presence in London for the UK Web Archive, Morgane Marot (President, Français du Monde-ADFE en GB), Vincent Potier, (Editions de Londres), Jon Mulholland (Middlesex University) and Alison Culliford (Paris-based journalist), with other French and British professionals, entrepreneurs, journalists and writers from both sides of the Channel who've made London or Paris their home.
Followed by a Drinks Reception generously provided by the Service culturel de L'Ambassade de France à Londres
Friday 28th March Study Day 10-4pm: British Parisians and London French: tales of two very different cities?
9.30 Registration and Welcome
9.45 Welcome by Catherine Robert, Higher Education Attachée, French Embassy
British Parisians in the 19th and 20th Centuries
10.00 Diana Cooper-Richet (CHCSC-UVSQ): 'Le Palais-Royal, an English neighbourhood'
10.30 Philip Mansel (Society for Court Studies): 'All the world's in Paris: the British Parisians'
11.30 Andrew Hussey (ULIP): 'Le Consul: The Life and Times of Ralph Rumney, 'Gentleman Situationist'
Between the Two Cities
12.00 Jonathan Conlin (University of Southampton): 'Learning to walk in Paris and London
12.30-2.00pm Lunch (own arrangements)
London French in the 19th and 20th Centuries
2.00 Juliette Reboul (University of Leeds): 'Selling trauma: émigré profiles in London classified ads (1789-1800)'
2.30 Constance Bantman (University of Surrey): 'Exiles and Expats: the French groups in London around the turn of the 20th century'
3.00 Martyn Cornick 'Free French London and the Free French promotion of British culture'
3.30 Reviewing these Tales of Two Cities: summing up and possibilities for future research: Diana Cooper-Richet
4pm Close of Study Day
Langue(s) : English and French