Have you noticed how 'intellectuals' are important and powerful in France? So it is in history writing there. Let me discuss this by comparing the situation with Britain, in a religious allegory...
This blog was started by Dr Baudry Rocquin in May 2016 and is focusing on the history of sociology. You will find articles on current research (including book reviews, coming conferences, call for papers), history and methodology.
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How important is history for sociology? A discipline, just like an Oxbridge college (!) is based on an invisible continuity evinced in ideas (books) and not just buildings (bricks). This is often forgotten...
‘Unistra’ is the new marketing name of the ancient University of Strasbourg, France. Unistra was established in 1538 by Johannes Sturm in the cradle of Rhenish Humanism. Nowadays it has become one of the top world Universities. Discover how...
Ever wondered what a Normalien was or how to order ‘a pint of lager’ at a Parisian café near the Sorbonne? You won't find all the cultural nuances in this post, but some useful tools to foster cross-cultural exchanges. Let the Entente Cordiale live again!
Few historians have paid attention to footnotes, taking it as granted that they are simply meant to 'indicate your sources'. Well, you won't imagine what you can make of them... Because they are probably at the heart of your very art as a historian.
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