Duquesne University and The University of Pittsburgh will co-host the 64th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies at the Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from Thursday, March 8 through Sunday, March 11, 2018. There will by plenary addresses by Catherine Desbarats (McGill University) on New France, and Julian Jackson (Queen Mary University of London) on Charles de Gaulle in 1968.

The Program Committee welcomes panel proposals on all subjects of the history of France, the French Empire, and other Francophone countries, as well as France within a global or transnational framework.  Since the conference will take place on the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the “évènements de mai ’68,” the organizers particularly invite proposals that deal with popular politics, social movements, and radical ideology from all periods of history.

Submissions for complete panels (including session title, paper titles, short abstracts, and a brief c.v. for each panelist) are strongly encouraged, though individual submissions are also permitted. In case of the latter, we will do our best to arrange them into coherent panels, space permitting.  The traditional format for panels is three 15-20 minute papers, with a chair and a commentator.  We also encourage submissions for panels in other formats, such as roundtables, flipped panels, lightning sessions, pedagogy panels, workshops, and panels dealing with the digital humanities. If you are proposing a non-traditional format, please explain how the session time of 1.75 hours will be used. A description of some of these alternate format possibilities will be available on the conference website.

Sessions will be held at the conference hotel, the Marriott City Center (112 Washington Pl., Pittsburgh, PA 15219) and on the nearby campus of Duquesne University, in the central Uptown neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  The SFHS has secured a special conference room rate of $145 per night; a limited number of rooms will be available to graduate students at a rate of $95 per night. Attendees will be able to enjoy the many cultural attractions, vibrant restaurant scene, and natural beauty that have earned Pittsburgh repeated recognition as a top destination for visitors.

Proposals in English or French must be submitted electronically through the link on this website. Please do not send proposals for papers that have already been presented or published or that are scheduled for presentation elsewhere.  All conference participants must be members of the Society for French Historical Studies in good standing at the time of the conference; the deadline for submissions is September 30, 2017. For questions, please contact the two co-presidents of the SFHS 2017-18: Jotham Parsons, Associate Professor of History, Duquesne University and Pernille Røge, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh, at