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[AGENDA] Séminaire masters – doctorats 2018-2019 / Université de Rouen Normandie

Révolution française, révolutions des XIXe-XXIe siècles

Recherches en cours / Livres en débat

Mercredi 15h-17h

Michel Biard et Jean-Numa Ducange (dir.)

 

26 septembre 2018. Chantiers en cours.
Bastien Cabot (doctorant, EHESS), Nationalisme, internationalisme et révolution dans le bassin minier du Nord Pas-de-Calais à la fin du XIXe siècle. Partenariat avec le GRR EUROSOC. Présentation Jean-Numa Ducange. Discutant.e.s : Jean-Numa Ducange & Elisa Marcobelli.

10 octobre 2018. Un livre en débat.
Caroline Fayolle (maîtresse de conférences à l’Université de Montpellier), La femme nouvelle. Genre, éducation, Révolution (1789-1830), CTHS, 2017. Discutante : Deborah Cohen.

24 octobre 2018. Un livre en débat.
Stefanie Prezioso (Maître assistant, Université de Lausanne), Contre la guerre 14-18. Résistances mondiales et révolution sociale, La Dispute, 2017. Partenariat avec le Rin Peace. Discutant : Jean-Numa Ducange.

14 novembre 2018.  Un livre en débat.
Michel Biard et Claire Maingon, La blessure et la gloire. Culte du martyre de la Révolution française à Verdun, Vendémiaire, 2018.

28 novembre 2018. Chantiers en cours.
Jean d’Andlau (doctorant à l’Université Lille III), thèse en cours sur le comité de Législation de la Convention nationale. Présentation Michel Biard.

23 janvier 2019. Chantiers en cours.
Anne de Mathan (maîtresse de conférences Hdr, Université de Brest), Le fédéralisme girondin. Histoire d’un mythe national. Présentation Michel Biard.

6 février 2019. Chantiers en cours.
Emanuele de Maupeou (Maîtresse de conférences, Université de Rouen), Le premier socialisme au Brésil (années 1840) entre histoire et historiographie.  Partenariat avec le GRR EUROSOC. Présentation Jean-Numa Ducange.

27 février 2019. Chantiers en cours.
Marisa Linton (professeur, Kingston University, Royaume-Uni) et Michel Biard, Repenser la « terreur ».

13 mars 2019. Un livre en débat.
Ludivine Bantigny (Maîtresse de conférences Hdr, Université de Rouen), Révolution, Anamosa, à paraître en 2019. Discutant : Jean-Numa Ducange.

27 mars 2019. Un livre en débat.
Quentin Deluermoz (Maître de conférences, Université de Paris XIII), La Commune de Paris de 1871 : nouvelles approches, Seuil, 2019. Discutants : Jean-Numa Ducange et Elisa Marcobelli.

Programme des séminaires masters & doctorats 2017-2018 – Université de Rouen Normandie

Révolution française, révolutions des
XIXe-XXIe siècles

Michel Biard et Jean-Numa Ducange (dir.)
Recherches en cours / Livres en débat
Mercredi 15h-17h

 

  • 27 septembre 2017. Qu’est-ce qu’être “révolutionnaire” ? Essai de définition à partir de quelques exemples historiques.
    Jean-Numa Ducange (Maître de conférences, Université de Rouen Normandie).

 

  • 11 octobre 2017. Un livre en débat
    Pierre-Henri Lagedemon (Titulaire d’un Master 2, lauréat du prix de la Fondation Jean-Jaurès 2015). Présentation de Travail, temps libre et socialisme (PUR, 2016). En partenariat avec le GRR EUROSOC. Discutant : Jean-Numa Ducange
  • 25 octobre 2017. Chantiers en cours.
    Alexandre Guermazi (Docteur de l’Université Lille 3), présentation de sa thèse, soutenue au printemps 2017, sous le titre Les arrêtés des assemblées générales des sections parisiennes. De la parole du peuple à l’élaboration de la loi en l’an I de la République (1792-1793).
  • 15 novembre 2017.  Chantiers en cours.
    Nicolas Vabre (Docteur de l’université du Havre Normandie), présentation de sa thèse : Dynamiques des organisations ouvrières et conflictualités sociales. L’exemple de Cherbourg (1890-1958). En partenariat avec le GRR EUROSOC.
  • 29 novembre 2017. Un livre en débat.
    Bernard Gainot (Maître de conférences Hdr, Université Paris 1), La révolution des esclaves. Haïti, 1763-1803 (2017). Discutant, Michel Biard.

 

  • 24 janvier 2018. Un livre en débat.
    Michel Biard (Professeur, Université de Rouen Normandie), La Révolution hantée. Enfers fantasmés et Révolution française (2017). Discutant, Pascal Dupuy.

 

  • 7 février 2018. Chantiers en cours.
    Virgile Cifelice (Doctorant, Université Paris 8). Socialistes français et italiens après 1945 : débats, cultures et conflits, entre réforme et révolution.
  • 21 février 2018. Chantiers en cours.
    Côme Barbaray (Etudiant en Master 2, Université de Rouen Normandie), La « République assiégée », 1793-1794.
  • 14 mars 2018. Chantiers en cours.
    Nicolas Delande (Professeur associé au Centre d’histoire de Science-Po Paris), L’Europe des travailleurs. Grèves, lutte contre le capital et solidarités transnationales des années 1860 à 1914.

 

  • 28 mars 2018. Un livre en débat.
    Hervé Leuwers (Professeur, Université Lille 3), Camille Desmoulins (2018). Discutant, Michel Biard.

A First Assessment of the EUROSOC Project/April 2017 (Shanghai, April 2017)

A First Assessment of the EUROSOC Project/April 2017 (Shanghai,  Academy of Social Sciences CASS – Institut of Chinese Marxism, 28 April 2017)

 Second to the left : Professor Fang Songhua (director of Institut of Marxism), then Jean-Numa Ducange, Serge Wolikow, Xu Juezai (director of the journal Yearbook of World Socialism), Chen Xianqing, Ma Lyia. 

Launched in February 2016, the EUROSOC project set several objectives, the first of which was to establish a network of researchers on the history of socialisms for the period 1870-1914, without excluding an interest for a broader chronology. From its early stages, the project has developed links with diverse university structures and foundations  sharing a strong interest for this object. In addition to the colleagues from the University of Rouen and Le Havre, colleagues from foreign universities (Denmark, Italy, Germany, and China predominately) and from other French universities (Dijon, Strasbourg, EHESS[1], Paris 1 among others) participated in several meetings and seminar sessions. The Jean-Jaurès and Gabriel-Péri Foundations supported several initiatives. The Consortium Mondes Contemporains (Consortium “Archives of the contemporary worlds”) also intensively supported the project, particularly for the document digitization projects; we shall return to this point later. It is worth noting that the project was enhanced within the framework of the seminar for Master students called “French revolution, Revolutions of the 19th-21th centuries” coorganized by Michel Biard and myself at the University of Rouen and where, for example, Emmanuel Jousse – the author of a noteworthy thesis on the history of reformist socialism in France – took part in it. The seminar also hosted a full-day session dedicated to historian Georges Haupt and his archives.

The EUROSOC notebook

Here, I shall already underline several concrete implementations. First, the EUROSOC online notebook has been regularly supplied with high-quality posts, published almost every week and covering the various aspects of the project : bibliography, historiography, information content (publications of books on the topic), brief reports of speeches coming from study days, reports of research studies defences (master, thesis), etc. Most of the posts are in French but a significant number of them were translated in English for the sake of internationalisation. The general coordination of this notebook, which will soon lead to the creation of a denser and stronger website, was entrusted to Frank-Olivier Chauvin, a doctoral student since September 1st 2016 under Michel Biard’s and my supervision.

Master’s degrees and doctorates

Several students were able to write their Master’s thesis in relation to this project (among the most active ones were Alexandre Riou on the history of Czech socialism and Frank-Olivier Chauvin on the revolutionary tradition in the Ottoman Empire). Other ongoing and upcoming Master’s theses, as well as several theses projects under development, are within the project’s perspective. Doctoral students and doctors are now already part of the EUROSOC project. This is evidenced, for example, by the publication of several posts by Andrea Benedetti, a doctoral student at the university of Strasbourg, or Elisa Marcobelli, doctor of the EHESS. Lastly, it should be noted that Pierre Alayrac took part in our activities – Pierre Alayrac is the 2016 Jean-Jaurès Foundation award recipient and the author of a Master’s thesis on the 1896 London Congress which he defended at the École Normale Supérieure under Blaise Wilfert-Portal’s and my supervision.

Digitization

In terms of document digitization, two archival fonds were treated thanks to the EUROSOC funds. The first one is a part of the Pierre Renaudel fonds (kept at the Jean-Jaurès Foundation) which contains unpublished archives on the establishment of socialism in Normandy for the period 1899-1905, particularly on the history of the French Socialist Party. The richness of this fonds has already been emphasized and is currently being exploited by Florent Godguin, history and geography teacher and collaborator of the EUROSOC project. This exploitation will soon lead to a university Master’s thesis.

The other digitized fonds corresponds to the international vocation of EUROSOC: the fonds of Romanian historian Georges Haupt. It contains numerous original documents from the Socialist International (The Second International before 1914) and notably a part of the correspondence of the International Socialist Bureau that Haupt had recovered from Camille Huysmans. Its scientific promotion is ongoing, notably thanks to Lucie Guesnier, doctor from the University of Paris 1 and author of a noteworthy thesis on the history of Romanian socialism before the First World War.

Translation

On this matter, regarding the successful cooperation, I wish to underline the active participation of our colleagues from the Institute of Marxism of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. A letter written by Hardling and addressed to Huysmans about the early developments of socialism in China – a letter in English in the Haupt fonds – was translated in Chinese and published in the Yearbook of socialism (Shanghai) in 2016, as part of the partnership established by EUROSOC. This letter was partially quoted by Haupt himself – a letter he thus possessed – in La Deuxième Internationale et l’Orient (The Second International and the East, cowritten with Madeleine Rebérioux in 1967) but had remained in its entirety completely unpublished. Ma Lyia, a colleague of the Academy, has published in the journal Austriaca (edited by Rouen Press University) a very interesting article about the reception of Otto Bauer’s theory in China.

The acquisition of works

At the bibliographical level, the fonds led to the acquisition of rare journals and books related to the history of socialism. Examples include several volumes of the collection “Historical materialism” published by Brill or the last copies of the journal Beiträge Zur Marx-Engels Forschung. It is a journal devoted to Marx and the marxisms and which contains important historical input on the history of the archival centers related to the socialist movement.

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In anticipation, the EUROSOC project intends to continue its activities in the same fields by diversifying the places of its seminar sessions and holding them in several sites. The document digitization will continue in order to further enhance regional and international resources that are still hard to access for researchers. On this matter, the cooperation between the archival centers will have to be strengthened. At the end of the project, EUROSOC will organize in September-October 2018 a symposium which should emphasize the different levels of integration of the project; various historians from several countries will for instance be invited. Publications are also under study, along with the possibilities to perpetuate the project.

[1] The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (French: École des hautes études en sciences sociales).