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Psychological Warfare and the Algerian War

This material on gender, psychological warfare and the Algerian War was designed in collaboration with staff and students at City and Islington College following the IB unit 'Causes, Practices and Effects of Wars'. It provides material for between 2 and 4 hours of lessons, depending on how you choose to use it, encouraging students to engage with a range primary sources which I have translated into English. By getting students to think about the nature of sources we use, it could also be used by A Level or first year undergraduates following a course on historical methods. The primary sources here are in many cases original archives or oral interviews so this source is also potentially of interest to undergraduates and postgraduates studying the Algerian War - especially if they don't read French!

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The Utopian years? Radical left movements in Pompidou's france

This half day conference, organised by Dr Manus McGrogan at the University of Portsmouth on 12 May 2011, uncovered the trajectories of some of the movements that emerged in early 1970s France, helping to define the radical left politics of the era. This was the aftermath of May ‘68’s mass upheaval, when France, in the grip of student riots and a general strike, had seemed on the verge of revolution. May’s utopian dimension, embodied in slogans such as ‘sous les pavés la plage’ and ‘prenez vos désirs pour la réalité’, held the promise of a world transformed in which each could pursue their own desires, a powerful spur to thousands of young activists, students and workers. The mass revolt of May had also shown that collective action could change the world. These impulses, shaped subsequently by political, socio-cultural and international events, combined to generate new, youth-inflected gender/sexual liberation movements, independent immigrant organisation, ecology groups, underground press, and other movements that were linked to, or autonomous of left political organisation. However, activists also had to contend with a Gaullist State that tentatively introduced reforms, whilst clamping down on the hard left ‘troublions’ still agitating for popular revolt. Intervention in the workers movement also proved problematic given the PCF/CGT dominance in the major workplaces. President Georges Pompidou, on a path of modernising France, perpetuated the social conservatism of his predecessor de Gaulle; faced with these barriers, activists of the Mouvement de Mai sought to merge political radicalism with the cultural underground to fashion an alternative France, as a May-inspired slogan intoned, changer la vie. But what happened to this surge of hope for change? Five academics presented papers on important aspects of this early 1970s radicalism, with the participation of students and lecturers from similar disciplines. They considered the origins and development of the new movements, their significance within Pompidou’s France; the interrelationship of movements, and finally their resonance, or relevance in the France of today. The conference was also part of the undergraduate programme in French History and was generously supported by the LLAS subject centre. The exam was based on the themes developed during the conference. A half day conference, organised at the University of Portsmouth on 12 May 2011, uncovered the trajectories of some of the movements that emerged in early 1970s France, helping to define the radical left politics of the era. This was the aftermath of May ‘68’s mass upheaval, when France, in the grip of student riots and a general strike, had seemed on the verge of revolution. May’s utopian dimension, embodied in slogans such as ‘sous les pavés la plage’ and ‘prenez vos désirs pour la réalité’, held the promise of a world transformed in which each could pursue their own desires, a powerful spur to thousands of young activists, students and workers. The mass revolt of May had also shown that collective action could change the world. These impulses, shaped subsequently by political, socio-cultural and international events, combined to generate new, youth-inflected gender/sexual liberation movements, independent immigrant organisation, ecology groups, underground press, and other movements that were linked to, or autonomous of left political organisation. However, activists also had to contend with a Gaullist State that tentatively introduced reforms, whilst clamping down on the hard left ‘troublions’ still agitating for popular revolt. Intervention in the workers movement also proved problematic given the PCF/CGT dominance in the major workplaces. President Georges Pompidou, on a path of modernising France, perpetuated the social conservatism of his predecessor de Gaulle; faced with these barriers, activists of the Mouvement de Mai sought to merge political radicalism with the cultural underground to fashion an alternative France, as a May-inspired slogan intoned, changer la vie. But what happened to this surge of hope for change? Five academics presented papers on important aspects of this early 1970s radicalism, with the participation of students and lecturers from similar disciplines. They considered the origins and development of the new movements, their significance within Pompidou’s France; the interrelationship of movements, and finally their resonance, or relevance in the France of today. The conference was also part of the undergraduate programme in French History and was generously supported by the LLAS subject centre. The exam was based on the themes developed during the conference.

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Language and Gender - Do women and men speak differently?

A .ppt presentation which investigates the difference in language use between men and women including exercises and references to both the UK and other countries. The presentation is aimed at level 3 undergraduate students.

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Professorial Lecture: Professor Robert Shoemaker - Learning about Crime

'Learning about Crime' by Professor Robert Shoemaker, Department of History, given Wednesday 21 May 2008. Also includes short talks about the newly expanded version of Old Bailey Proceedings Online Website by Professor Clive Emsley (Open University) and Professor Tim Hitchcock (University of Hertfordshire).

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Presentation on Gender Identity as Performance

A powerpoint that explores ideas of gender, language and performativity. It was originally delivered as part of a level three module on Language and Gender.

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Professorial Lecture: Professor Penny Eley - Emotional Archaeology: On the uses of Medieval French Literature

Podcast of Professorial Lecture given on Wednesday 23 May 2007 entitled 'Emotional Archaeology: on the uses of medieval French Literature' by Professor Penny Eley.

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Social and Linguistic variation: Dealing with Data

A workshop exercise which involves a very basic quantitative analysis of social and linguistic variation. It requires students to analyse an extract of data, identify variants, quantify them and analyse patterns of variation in a larger dataset. Note: This resource contains occasional swear words.

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Meaning of the term 'Gender'

A powerpoint which explores how Sociolinguists have studied Gender. It explores the meaning of the term 'gender' and compares the findings of Variationist and Interactional studies.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Essay Bibliography Q 1.11

Bibliography for essay: What, on the basis of the evidence you have examined, explains the gendered nature of witchcraft belief and prosecution? Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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