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French Historical Studies 26.4 (2003) 769-772

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Society for French Historical Studies Annual Meeting

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Society for French Historical Studies, our annual meeting will take place in Paris for the first time in the history of the Society. The dates are 17–20 June 2004. The meeting will be sponsored by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and New York University and hosted by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) at its Tolbiac site. Invited speakers include Arlette Farge, Jean-Noël Jeanneney, and Jacques Revel, and there will be presentations from the BNF and the Archives Nationales concerning new collections and electronic access. Behind-the-scenes tours of the BNF are being planned, along with a reception at the Hôtel de Ville and a banquet cruise on the Seine.

In these difficult times for Franco-American relations, we hope that the Society can play a part in the ongoing individual and institutional cooperation that has characterized those relations through thick and thin. We are expecting a large turnout and therefore urge you to begin making plans now.

There will be no single conference hotel, but the conference will have its own Web page that will provide information on housing possibilities and display updated meeting information. It will be found on the Web site of the Institute of French Studies, New York University:

Please note that all U.S. and Canadian participants must be members of the Society. Nonmembers can join by calling Duke University Press's Journals Division at 888-387-5687 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or at 919-687-3602.

For any questions, please contact the two copresidents of the Society for 2004, Edward Berenson, at New York University (, and Nancy L. Green, at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (

Fellowships, Awards, and Prizes Sponsored by the Society for French Historical Studies the David Pinkney Prize

The Society for French Historical Studies announces the David Pinkney Prize competition for the best book in French history published in 2003 by a citizen of the United States or Canada or an author with a full-time appointment at a U.S. or Canadian college or university. Only books published in 2003 will be considered. Submissions in advance of publication are not eligible. The winner receives $1,500. Books on any aspect and period of French history written [End Page 769] by U.S. and Canadian scholars are eligible for this prize; edited works will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2003, but earlier submissions will be greatly appreciated. The winner will be announced at the annual meeting of the Society in June 2004. Publishers should send one copy of each submission to the chair and each of the committee members. The chair is Tyler Stovall, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720. E-mail: The members are Clare Crowston, Department of History, 506 W. Michigan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801; Catherine Kudlick, Department of History, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616; and Bruce Verende, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, 3P01 Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

The Gilbert Chinard Prize

The Gilbert Chinard Prize is awarded jointly by the Society for French Historical Studies and the Institut Français de Washington for distinguished scholarly books published in North America during 2003 in the history of themes shared by France and North, Central, and South America. Historical studies of any area or period are acceptable. The prize of $1,000 is awarded annually for a book or manuscript in page proof. The winner will be announced at the annual meeting of the Society in June 2004. The deadline for the 2003 award is 1 January 2004. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the prize committee, Professor Whitney Walton, 1358 University Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1358. E-mail: The other committee members are Professor Vanessa Schwartz...


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