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The Future of WWII France in Academia: Contemporary Research Paradigms, Trajectories and Challenges

The Future of WWII France in Academia

This collaborative project (2021-2024) is led by Dr Braganca (UCD) and Dr Louwagie (Aberdeen). It investigates the intellectual trajectories of international mid-career scholars in History, Modern Languages and related disciplines, who specialise in the study of the history, memory and representation of France during and after the Second World War and the Holocaust.

It explores the conceptual, cognitive and normative frameworks within which their works have developed, with attention to key influences and shifts. By comparing current research questions and approaches with those of previous generations, the project maps the dominant paradigms in the field and shows how these are transformed and/or challenged by emerging lines of enquiry. It also examines the positionality of contemporary scholars and sheds new light on how their works navigate the dogmas and doxas of what remains a highly sensitive field.

By fostering exchanges across borders and disciplines, the project will ultimately promote interdisciplinary and innovative research practices and excellence. It will culminate with the publication of an edited volume (contracted by Palgrave).

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