November 5 - 7, 2015
The forty-third annual meeting of the Western Society for French History will be held in Chicago, from November 5-7, 2015, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel. To recognize the internal and external economic, cultural, political, and social engagements that characterize a global France, the conference theme is “Exchanges.” Broadly conceived, “Exchanges” involve gendered, religious, geographical, raced, intellectual, and class-based interactions. The concept of exchange also acknowledges the French role in founding Chicago, a city that developed into an American and international crossroads. Our keynote speakers will be Edward Berenson (New York University) and Christelle Taraud (Columbia, New York University, and Vassar & Wesleyan College in Paris).