Monday 25 March 2024

Versailles on "Substack"

David Gemeinhardt's blog "Versailles Century" has  recently transferred to the "Substack" platform platform:  

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Jean-Clément Martin - the Great Fear (new book)

Jean-Clément Martin's new book, La Grande Peur de Juillet 1789, is published by Tallandier on 21st March.

Monday 18 March 2024

Age of Revolutions

 The open-access journal "Age of Revolutions" publishes an interview with historian Nathan Perl-Posenthal whose book The Age of Revolutions and the Generations who made it was published on 14th March.

Saturday 9 March 2024

Women at the Chapelle expiatoire

On Friday, 8th March, to mark International Women's Day, flowers from the President of the Republic were left at the tomb of Olympe de Gouges at the Chapelle expiatoire in Paris.

Friday 8 March 2024

Snapchat the 18th century!

Snapchat has launched "8th of March, 8 Women", a new augmented reality experience for International Women’s Day. 

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Measuring the Earth

 History Today publishes a free article by Patricia Fara on the French geodesic expeditions in the 1730s, by La Condamine to Ecuador and Maupertius to the Arctic Circle.

Saturday 2 March 2024

Flour wars

 JStor Daily posts an open-access article on the Flour War of 1775 and its relation to the French Revolution.  The research articles cited are also made available free-to-view. 

Thursday 29 February 2024

The Louvre secure's Chardin's Strawberries

 The Louvre  has confirmed today that the final €1.6 m has been raised by public subscription to secure Chardin's The Basket of Wild Strawberries for the museum.  

Monday 26 February 2024

New Marie-Antoinette biography

 A new biography of Marie-Antoinette by Charles-Éloi Vial was published on 4th January.

Friday 23 February 2024

Horace Vernet at Versailles

A major exhibition of the work of Horace Vernet runs at the Château de Versailles to 17th March.

Wednesday 21 February 2024

The Last Revolutionaries (book)

 French History for February feature  a review of a book I missed before, Laura Mason's The Last Revolutionaries: Gracchus Babeuf and the Equals, published in 2022.

Tuesday 13 February 2024

"A drink with Robert Darnton" (Video)

 A video clip posted by The Idler on 9th February in its "A drink with..." series features an informal discussion with Robert Darnton on "The Revolutionary Temper".