Founded in 1954, the Society for French Historical Studies promotes scholarship focused on the history of France from the medieval era to the twenty-first century. The Society also champions research into history beyond France itself, to include the hexagon’s historical relationships with the rest of the world, including North America, Africa, and Asia, as well as other societies on the European continent.

The SFHS is very proud to publish the quarterly, French Historical Studies, long recognized internationally as one of the premier journals in the discipline of history.  

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The annual meetings hosted by the SFHS have been particularly important venues for the dissemination of the highest quality research on French history in both English and French, and have offered countless opportunities for productive interchange and collaboration among scholars from the United States and Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, and beyond.

Listen to/Watch Selected Conference Presentations from both the Society for French Historical Studies and our sister society, the Western Society for French History

The Society also offers several prestigious awards in recognition of scholarship of the highest rank and awards several grants in support of research projects demonstrating especial promise. Click here for more information.

Showing Solidarity with France after the Fire at Notre Dame

Appeal by the Society for French Historical Studies, the French Colonial Historical Society, the George Rudé Society, H-France, the Society for the Study of French History and the Western Society for French History to raise funds to help rebuild Notre Dame after the great damage to this culture treasure wrought by the fire of Monday, 15 April 2019. All contributions will be sent together by our societies to the fund being put in place by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron.

You can click the button below to donate online or send an check to the Financial Officer of the SFHS (Lynn L. Sharp, Whitman College, 345 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, WA, 99362).


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