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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 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.

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.  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.


Announcing A New Officer of the Organization:
Secretary/Web Coordinator

Apply by 15 August 2017

The Society for French Historical Studies seeks nominations for a newly created officer of the organization, the position of Secretary/Web Coordinator.  The successful applicant will serve a three-year renewable term and sit on the SFHS Executive Committee.  The primary responsibility of this officer is to take charge of the Society’s social media, including the official webpage, Facebook page, and Twitter account.  In addition, he or she will take minutes at the Executive Council’s meeting during the annual conferences.  Following retirement from the position, this officer remains a member of the Council for two years.

Those interested in applying should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae via email to Tip Ragan, Executive Director of the SFHS (bragan@coloradocollege.edu) by 15 August 2017.  And if you have someone you would like to nominate for the position, please don’t hesitate to email!


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