Events

Events

The difference between Armistice and Capitulation is not always very well controlled and sometimes causes confusion among schoolchildren, students and even sometimes among communicators or in the media. The difference is not only semantic, however, because the consequences are not the same for the countries concerned, as shown by the examples we have chosen to illustrate this recurring confusion.

On the occasion of the exhibition " Tutankhamun the Pharaoh's Treasure », Which will take place from March 23 to September 15, 2019 at the Grande Halle de la Villette, several books and documentaries dedicated to the most famous of the pharaohs of Egypt are available to us.

The barbarian kings are back! From May 3 to 5, 2019,Arena of Nîmes host a great historical reconstruction of roman games. On the program: parades, chariot races and other gladiatorial fights. A life-size peplum for the public's greatest pleasure.

A first in Normandy! This Saturday, October 13 at Andelys a behourd tournament will take place at the foot of Richard the Lionheart castle on the banks of the Seine. Nearly 100 fighters in 14th century armor will compete in teams of five for first place in the national ranking for this penultimate tournament of the season.

For over thirty years, Bayeux Medieval are organized every first weekend of July in the medieval Norman city. In 2018, commerce in the Middle Ages is the theme of the 32nd edition of the event: the development of trade routes and maritime routes will be illustrated in particular by the installation of a boat in the city, and by the medieval market, still very lively around the cathedral.

A few hours from Paris, on the southern route, the MuséoParc Alésia offers you to relive ancient history in a fun way. This unique place retraces the history of the Battle of Alésia through exhibitions, re-enactments and games to the delight of visitors, young and old.

At the heart of the city of Nîmes, facing the famous two-thousand-year-old Arenas, this museum is one of the largest contemporary architectural and cultural projects in France with international influence to open in 2018. Visitors will take a leap into the Gallo-Roman era and will discover exceptional pieces in an innovative scenography.

The Castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 17th century masterpiece by the architect Le Vau, the painter-decorator Charles le Brun and the gardener Le Nôtre, will reopen its doors on Saturday March 17 for the new season, inaugurating a year of celebration of 50 years opening of the domain to the public.

On November 10, 2017, the Société des Cincinnati de France, the oldest Franco-American friendship association, announces the opening of the historic international conference " Lafayette, here we are. The American engagement in France, 1917-1918. »

For its 10 years of existence, the "show" The Enchanters becomes a "festival" with the development of proposals around meetings with authors. The festival invests the castle, the city and the country of Châteaugiron for 2 exceptional days (November 25 & 26, 2017), around the theme "Mysterious Nature"!

A Playmobil exhibition to understand the past of the castle, a night visit to unravel its secrets, a show, the Nuit des Guises to relive one of the greatest conspiracies in the history of France: for the end of year celebrations, the castle of Blois gets on its 31st and comes alive with several highlights for families.

The largest fortress in Europe, the Fougeres castle, built on two hectares of rock, is enclosed between the marshes and the meanders of the Nançon river. 1000 years of life-size history for the whole family in the largest fortress in Europe!

After a 4th edition devoted to laughter in the Middle Ages, the Bobines & Parchemins team resumes its “middle ages”, sorry, medieval adventures, by attacking one of the most famous myths of this period (until our days): King Arthur! The perfect moment, when the new film by Guy Ritchie (the director of "Sherlock Holmes"), dedicated to Uther's son, is released in theaters, and especially after the publication of the new reference book on the subject, written by the one of the festival's organizers, William Blanc (King Arthur, a contemporary myth, Libertalia, 2016).

The Société des Cincinnati de France, an association working for Franco-American friendship, is organizing an historic international conference on November 24 and 25, 2017 on the American commitment in France during the First World War. Paris Sorbonne University will host its debates.

France Culture and the Université Paris Sorbonne present the 5th edition of the Forum "The year seen by ... history", Saturday March 25, 2017, in partnership with La Croix, the magazine L'Histoire, the channel All the History, and with the support of the Rectorate of Paris. Other round tables led by the team of La Fabrique de l'histoire will focus on the major issues of the moment.

With the arrival of fine weather, theAude Cathar Country unveils its natural and heritage treasures. Ideal destination for outdoor activities, it will appeal to lovers of Nature and History. From the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean, it will meet the desires of Wide open spaces and Discoveries.

Constantly looking for new products to satisfy its visitors, this year the Royal Castle of Amboise has decided to enrich its offer with its new guided tour " The Marvelous Animals of King ". A course open to the whole family which allows them to discover the role of animals, omnipresent in the life of the Court, whether in the decorations or in the daily life of the king.

Thanks to the complete overhaul of its revolutionary course, the reopening of the royal kitchens after restoration and the installation of a HistoPad, the National Monuments Center invites you to (re) discover the Concierge from December 14.

From December 3 to January 6, five great châteaux in Touraine, Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, the Royal Fortress of Chinon, Langeais and Amboise celebrate the spirit of the end of the year holidays through the event " Christmas in the land of castles » !

Cradle of royal children, the royal castle of Amboise is the ideal destination for all Saints holidays with the family. It invites you on a historical journey full of surprises. On the program: a guided tour designed for 7 - 12 year olds on the theme of the Renaissance, an iPad tour for 10 - 15 year olds and a creative competition for young and old.

On the one hand, the euphoria of the first paid holidays and families launched to attack the seaside. On the other, the rise of nationalism and the threats of world war. Few years have so marked the collective imagination. Returns in pictures thanks to acycle of films, Year 36, which takes place from May 4 to 27 in Pictures Forum.

Around two eminent specialists of this period, Françoise Hildesheimer and Jean-Marie Constant, the History Club organizes a meeting on the theme: The revolt of the princes: 1648-1652 in Chambord on June 3 and 4, 2016.

Highlight of summer 2016, the International city of tapestry will open its doors on July 10 at Aubusson some 350 years after the establishment of the royal factory by Colbert.

Once again this year, the royal castle of Blois brings back to life the splendor and the arts of the court during the Renaissance: concerts, balls, musical and theatrical events, dance demonstrations or even ancient fencing shows take you along, throughout the year, encountering history ...

On the occasion of the 18th edition of Meeting of history, the national domain of Chambord organizes, Friday October 9, two round tables centered on the figure of François Ier. The first will have for theme the empire of the king; the second, its heritage in contemporary France.

Born during the reign of Louis XIV and from the petty bourgeoisie, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun left some 650 paintings and 150 drawings, including the most famous portraits of Marie-Antoinette. While the Grand-Palais is dedicating a first retrospective in France to him in the fall, Arte will broadcast on October 3 a docu-fiction retracing the adventure novel of his nearly ninety years of life.

On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2015, the Roman legions invest the city and the Ancient Theater of Orange. This family event steeped in history promises to be a highlight of the start of the school year.

Throughout 2015, the town of Loches celebrate it 500th anniversary of the advent of Francis I, through numerous activities, visits, shows and exhibitions. The high point of this commemorative year will take place from September 26 to 29, 2015, with four anniversary days entitled “François Ier invites himself to Loches”.

This summer theHaut-Kœnigsbourg castle (Bas-Rhin) invites you to participate in a medieval banquet to taste the culinary specialties of yesteryear. You can enjoy spit roasted wild boar accompanied by hypocras, this wine embellished with spices, while listening to medieval music...

Already director of the documentary "Our ancestors the Saracens", Robert Genoud now offers a web documentary which broadens his previous subject by focusing more generally on the Arab-Muslim presence in France, from the 8th century to the present day. He will present this webdocumentary on July 26, in Vouneuil-sur-Vienne, near the presumed site of the Battle of Poitiers, in the company of William Blanc and Christophe Naudin, authors of "Charles Martel and the Battle of Poitiers. From History to identity myth "(Libertalia).

History has left its mark on the Graves and Sauternes vineyards. Cradle of Bordeaux wines, Graves and Sauternes have also been the land of origin and host to illustrious personalities who have left their imprints there over time. Part of the grandeur of the wine estates they occupied at the time, these châteaux still remain today the prestigious witnesses of this rich past, both historical and wine-growing.

In May 1518, on the occasion of the marriage of Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne and Laurent II de Medici, King François I, who was staying in Amboise, ordered Leonardo da Vinci to carry out a mock war with the taking of a castle to celebrate the victory of Marignan. As part of the 500th anniversary of this prestigious victory, the Château du Clos Luc and the town of Romorantin will present to the public this summer a unique historical reconstruction, Marignan 1515/2015, as Leonardo da Vinci had imagined it for the King.

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Marignan, the History Club Meetings will take place at the Château de Chambord on June 12 and 13, 2015. Two days during which three conferences will be offered, as well as a dinner, a visit and a concert at the château.

The Châtillonnais country museum (Gold Coast) is home to the famous "Vix's Treasure", a princely burial from the end of the First Iron Age (-450 aec) discovered in the 50s, and which yielded the greatest number of Mediterranean imports (Greek and Etruscan). The museum offers in April and May two entertainment, including one for 7-12 year olds.

The 1st edition of "Us Others, 24 hours to remake the history of the world or almost", under the direction of Patrick Boucheron, will take place on Saturday March 7 in Nantes at the Grand T (Loire-Atlantique theater) and at the Château des Ducs de Bretagne. This event will offer spectators an immersion in history and stories, from film to workshop, mini-conferences in great interview, to end with a stage show.

After two editions devoted to knights (2013) and the end of the world (2014), the "Coils and Parchments" festival »Do it again! The third edition will take place from March 24 to March 29, 2015 at the cinema Le Desperado (23 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris) and from March 14 to 20, 2015 in other places in Paris and Ile-de-France (Cinéma Jacques Prévert in Aulnay-sous-Bois , Bar La Cantada). In addition to films, as in previous years, themed evenings, a stroll through Paris, and a special program on Radio Libertaire will be offered.

On the occasion of the 12th Days of European History, the Association of Historians offers a great synthesis of European history through more than 30 lectures on History, History of Arts and Music, provided by eminent historians. Dedicated this year to the religious history of Europe, from the Roman Empire to the present day, these days will be held on Friday January 23 and Saturday January 24 at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Fabulous and romantic crusades, heroic knights, mysterious disappearances, heated trials, graffiti and secret parchment: the royal fortress of Chinon immerses visitors from April 19 to December 31, 2014, in the fascinating world of the Templars!

Some sites take up the information with enthusiasm: using a metal detector two history buffs have discovered the camera of an American soldier which to their surprise still contained his film which once developed provided never-before-seen images of the Battle of the Bulge! But there is eel under the rock ...

In the port of Alexandria, the discoveries linked to the Hellenistic period, and more particularly to the famous lighthouse of Alexandria considered as the seventh wonder of the world, are generally highly publicized. The recent discovery on the same site of remains of the Egypt campaign led by the General Bonaparte in 1798 it is much less. Return on this discovery which recalls our common history with the country of the pharaohs.

The Perigord celebrates the four hundredth anniversary of the disappearance of Pierre de Bourdeille, says Brantôme. French writer best known for stories recounting his life as a courtier and soldier in the 16th century, Pierre de Bourdeille was entrusted with the commission of the abbey of Brantôme by Henri II.

To celebrate the Bicentenary of Napoleon's Farewells, the Fontainebleau castle organizes a very large historical reenactment. On April 19 and 20, more than 350 extras will be gathered to bring this great moment in history to life. The reconstruction of the "Emperor's Bivouac" and the "Farewell to the Guard" will not only celebrate a historic event but also share the taste of history with as many people as possible.

The History Club kicks off this new 2014 season with two exciting conferences. The first to Rochefort (Charente-Maritime) will allow you, among other things, to visit the reconstruction of the famous frigate which emenna La Fayette in America. The second in Chambord will be themed "1814-2014: two hundred years of Europe" and will include a visit to the famous hunting lodge of François Ier.

The President of the Republic unveiled on February 21 during a ceremony at Mont Valérien, the names of the personalities who will soon join “Les Grands Hommes”, place du Panthéon. Resistance from the start, the personalities chosen by François Hollande are Jean Zay, Germain Tillion, Pierre Brossolette and Geneviève Antonioz De Gaulle.

The days of the History of Europe offer a great synthesis of European history, through 30 lectures on history, history of art and music and a final debate on geopolitics. With the scientific quality of a colloquium, provided by eminent historians, this program is also accessible to a non-scientific audience and aims to contribute to a better understanding of today's Europe and the legitimacy of the construction. European. For their 11th edition, the European History Days will be devoted tohistory of peacetime in Europe, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

After a successful first edition dedicated to knights, the team of Coils and Scrolls do it again this year, with an even richer and more eclectic program. The screenings will take place at the Parisian cinema Le Desperado, at the Jacques Prévert cinema in Aulnay-sous-Bois and at the Jemmapes space, from November to December. A “medieval Paris by night” ballad will be offered, and the festival will end with a special evening at the La Cantada bar, with a concert and screening of the film “Black Death”.

The association of historians offers a vast series of conferences: " 28 Stories for a Europe ”, introduction to the history of our neighbors". The objective of these conferences is to make Europe better known and understood today, based on a comparative tour of Europe of the major memorial dates of each of the 28 countries.They are led by the greatest specialists who will explain how each people has built its identity and wrote its history and what are the specificities and common points of the nations which today belong to the European Union.

A stone's throw from the Old Port of Marseille, at the gates of the Bourse shopping center, the aging and dusty museum of the city's history, created thirty years ago, seems to have completely disappeared. In its place and after more than eighteen months and 35 million euros of renovation and extension, a brand new modern and innovative museum has appeared. Covered area of ​​6500m2 and with some 4000 objects and supports on display, the visitor will be able to go back the 26 centuries of existence of the Phocaean city through thirteen perfectly orchestrated chronological sequences.

The History Club, which is doing everything it can to cultivate curiosity for History, invites you to participate in a new conference which will have as its theme: "France under occupation", on October 5 and 6, 2013 in Hontax in the Landes. Followed by a dinner, visit and concert, this conference will be moderated by Michèle and Jean-Paul Cointet, historians and specialists on France under the occupation and under the regime of Vichy.

Périgord, a famous land of history, invites young and old alike to explore the illustrious witnesses to the beginnings of human life. Prehistory is to Périgord what the truffle is to its gastronomy: a must. It is through three remarkable sites that the public, of all ages, is invited to come and admire the astonishing traces that our oldest ancestors left behind.

Little known these days, Darius I was, however, a great builder of the Persian Empire, many of whose achievements still stand in contemporary Iran. A coffee history organized this Tuesday, June 11, 2013 invites us to go to the rediscovery of this king whom recent works have allowed to better define, in particular those of Jean Perrot, great archaeologist, disappeared last December.

Richard III, King of England from 1483 to 1485, last King Plantagenêt, portrayed by Shakespeare as a tyrannical king, deformed, killer of children, will be the subject of the next Café History. Come and discover who Richard III really was, what was the cultural and political situation of England at the end of the Middle Ages after the Hundred Years War and the War of the Roses with Aude MAIREY, specialist in the political and cultural history of England at the end of the Middle Ages.

A new wind is blowing on the landscape of web series French. After the success of the shows which give pride of place to fantasy-geek culture, here is La Rochelle, a historic webseries of cape and swords. A first. Fencing fights, verbal jousting, frenzied stunts, intrigue and romance, all against a backdrop of religious conflict: welcome to the port of La Rochelle 17th century, at the time of the Three Musketeers, Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu.

From the scientific level of a colloquium, provided by eminent historians, but accessible to non-specialists, this great synthesis of European history will focus this year on "the cultural history of Europe from the year 1000 to the present day". Over two days, 34 conferences will restore, century after century, the cultural characteristics and intellectual climate common to most Europeans: from the languages ​​we spoke, to the Gods we prayed to; from what was written to the music that was played, from the ways in which we painted to what we built.

It was during the digging of the foundations of a residential building in Sevastopol, in the Crimean peninsula (Ukraine), that human bones were unearthed! Excavations undertaken by the NGO "Dolg" ("Duty") uncovered a vast cemetery made up of mass graves 0.8 to 1.4 meters deep containing skeletons with heads facing West. Forensic scientists estimated that these bones were at least 100/150 years old and that the average age did not exceed 30 years.

After a short break in February, the Cafés History from the Thucydides association resume with a trip to North Africa in antiquity (Tuesday March 26, bistrot Saint-Antoine). For its part, the Cressi association proposes to dwell on the medieval transformations of the kinship system and the clerical genesis of the European social order (Thursday March 21, Royal Jussieu).

Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, was exiled to Saint Helena where he landed in October 1815. He set up a mock class with his few companions in misfortune, under the close supervision of the United Kingdom which consecrated 2,000 soldiers and 500 sailors under the command of Hudson Lowe to ensure his surveillance. From December 10, 1815 until his death on May 5, 1821, the Emperor lodged at Longwood House an isolated house in badly exposed conditions, blown by winds on this pebble thrown in the middle of the Atlantic.

Last June we interviewed Pierre Bonnet, screenwriter and director of a docu-fiction devoted to the Second World War, and more specifically to the Occupation, the Resistance and the Liberation of Bourbonnais in Alsace. The Lade Prod association, renamed Objectiva Memoria, strives to remember the last witnesses of these difficult times in our history.

On February 4, 2013, the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom released an astonishing news: the remains of the King of England Richard III, died and buried in 1485, has been identified following archaeological excavations carried out in the same city. Following the (controversial) identification of the head of Henry IV, it is a new European monarch who is propelled into the spotlight centuries after his death, this time seeing his last unearthed abode.

French historian, the great turcologist Gilles Veinstein died on February 5, 2013. Born July 18, 1945 in Paris, he began his studies at Lycée Louis-le-Grand before entering ENS. It was during these years at rue d'Ulm that he took history classes at the Sorbonne. Agrégé and graduate of the National School of Modern Oriental Languages, he became head of work at the EPHE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes) in the 6th section in 1972 before being a lecturer in 1977 and finally a lecturer at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (the former 6th section which became independent from the Practical School).

Hunting of mammoths by modern humans (homo sapiens), as well as the use of their bones for construction of habitat (mainly in Russia and Ukraine) is documented for the Upper Paleolithic. Could it be that this type of construction was invented by men before Homo Sapiens? Why not ! Well recently we think that Neanderthals may have been the first to carry out these constructions.

French historian specializing in the Middle Ages, Jacques Heers died on January 10, 2013 in Paris. A pupil of Fernand Braudel, assistant to Georges Duby, Jacques Heers wrote numerous works mainly on medieval economy and society. Until recently an honorary professor at the University of Paris IV, Jacques Heers was born in 1924 in Paris. Beginning as a teacher in the aftermath of World War II, he was passionate about history and studied at the same time at the Sorbonne.

On Tuesday, November 13, the Cressi association is organizing a coffee history dedicated to violence during the Hundred Years War. To read the testimonies of the time, the Hundred Years War would have been a time of extreme violence. But what about the reality? The historian Boris Bove will address the question during the Café Histoire of the Cressi association.

Of October 18 to 21 next, the city of Blois will welcome the 15th edition of the historic meeting, which this year will focus on the theme " Farmers ". An event marked by a cycle of debates, film screenings, exhibitions, a book fair (more than 150 publishers and 200 authors) and a gastronomic center (this year's innovation with a series of conferences on meals and cooking ).

To commemorate the retreat from Russia (1812), the German campaign (1813) and the invasion of France by Russian and coalition troops in 1814, twenty-three Russians paid for the occasion, reconstituting a handful of Cossacks, left on August 12 from Mount Poklonnaïa, in Moscow to set off through Russia, Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Germany, to reach Fontainebleau at the end of October where Napoleon had abdicated.

British Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm, celebrated among others for Age of extremes, died Monday, October 1, 2012 of pneumonia at the age of 95 in London. Born in 1917 in Alexandria to a British father and a Viennese mother, Eric Hobsbawm lived mainly in Vienna in the aftermath of the First World War before a short stint in Berlin in 1931.

Bring History into dark rooms to shed more light on it. This is the goal of the festival "Coils and Scrolls"with the help of Paris 1 University by selecting half a dozen films around a very specific theme (this year," chivalry ").

Development works on the battlefield of Waterloo (June 18, 1815) allowed the discovery of skeleton of a man of 1m62 and less than 30 years old. According to archaeologist Dominique Bosquet, the body was still dressed at the time of decomposition. At the level of the right pocket were found parts and a flint. The position of the body suggests that it would have been thrown or would have tipped back.

On the occasion of 29th European Heritage Days, l'Institute of France will open its doors to the public on Sunday September 16, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A place of culture and excellence, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site at the same time as the Parisian ensemble of the banks of the Seine, the Palais du 23 quai de Conti was built in the 17th century to house the College of the Four Nations , founded by Mazarin and intended to train the elites of the nations newly conquered by Louis XIV.

The collective of student historians "History through video" is preparing a documentary project devoted to the place of French civilians during the Second World War. Supported by several institutions (INA, audiovisual service of the army, Sorbonne University, BDIC) this work will take the form of a 52-minute documentary broadcast on TNT and a web documentary hosted here on the site Our website.

Located in Cruzy-le-Châtel on the route des Ducs de Bourgogne, the Maulnes castle, classified as an historic monument, is an exceptional witness to the refinement and culture of the great lords of the court of the Valois, at the time of the Wars of Religion. Sponsored by Antoine de Crussol and Louise de Clermont close to Catherine de Médicis, these descendants of influential and cultivated families were in contact with the artists of the time: Joachim du Bellay, Philibert Delorme ...

On October 5 and 6, 2012, the Greek Villa Kerylos will host the annual scientific colloquium of the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres on the theme: Ancient Greece in literature and the arts. The Villa Kérylos, a reconstruction of an ancient palace designed in 1908 by banker and scholar Théodore Reinach, celebrates the history of the Mediterranean every year. This year, an original approach to the subject allows a real rediscovery of ancient Greek civilization.

For this bicentenary of the battle of the Moskva (Borodino for the Russians), will take place a set of ceremonies and reenactments to commemorate this clash of the titans. More than 3,000 enthusiasts will make their way to Moscow, coming mostly from Russia, France and Italy. They will pay homage to the two imperial armies under the gaze of more than 300,000 spectators expected for the occasion.

Of 07 to 08 July more than 500 reenactors (infantrymen, horsemen and artillerymen) of eight nationalities will make you relive the battle which took place in Wavre, in Belgium, the day of the battle of Waterloo and its day after (June 18 and 19, 1815). The reconstruction of the fighting around the Moulin de Bierges will last no less than four hours! An event organized by the Historical, Archaeological and Genealogical Circle of Wavre, by the Tourist Office of the Brabant Ardennes and by the Syndicat d'Initiative de Wavre.

After Lorànt Deutsch's Metronome, the French Revolution and places of power in cities, Radio Goliard [s] will be devoted on June 28 (4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.) to the history of immigration: William blanc and Aurore Chery will welcome to talk about this subject which is debating two of the pioneers of this recent specialty in French historiography: - Gerard Noiriel, directeur d'étude à l'EHESS, auteur de "Le Creuset français. Histoire de l'immigration (XIXe – XXe siècle)", 1988. - Philippe Rygiel, maître de conférence à Paris 1, auteur notamment de "Le Temps des migrations blanches", 2010.

The Prix du livre d’histoire de l’Europe 2012 a été attribué à Monsieur Charles-François Mathis, pour son livre In Nature We Trust : Les paysages anglais à l’ère industrielle, aux éditions des Presses universitaires Paris-Sorbonne. Comment sont nés les premiers mouvements de protection de la nature ? Quelles ont été leurs motivations et leur idéologie ? Quelles résistances et quels soutiens ont-ils rencontrés ?

L'Association des Historiens organise les vendredi 1er et samedi 2 juin 2012 les 9èmes Journées de l'Histoire de l'Europe. Après l'Islam et l'Europe, le sujet de cette année porte sur les relations entre la France et la Russie dans l'Europe des XIXe et XXe siècles.

Après une journée consacrée à l'histoire et aux medias (21 janvier, voir le détail ici), le Comité de Vigilance face aux Usages Publics de l'Histoire (CVUH) propose ce samedi 2 juin 2012, une journée d'étude autour de l'histoire et les séries, intitulée : "Histoire et fiction dans les séries télévisuelles". Les intervenants (historiens, scénaristes et journalistes ) se demanderont quelles sont les raisons de l'engouement pour les séries "historiques", et surtout "quelle histoire elles donnent à voir et à comprendre".

Le grand médiéviste Robert Fossier est décédé ce 25 mai 2012. Héritier de Marc Bloch et de l'Ecole des Annales, il fut élève au lycée Henri IV, puis à l'Ecole des Chartes. Agrégé d'histoire, il consacra sa thèse d'Etat à La Terre des hommes en Picardie jusqu’à la fin du xiiie siècle.

La pièce de théâtre de Danièle Léon, Jeanne d'Arc, l'égérie de Charles VII, est jouée à nouveau en cette année 2012, à l'occasion de l'anniversaire de la naissance de la Pucelle et annoncée comme étant fidèle à la réalité historique.

Récemment requalifié, le jardin du Château royal d'Amboise (Val de Loire) est un véritable balcon sur la Loire. Toute l'année, le public est invité à se détendre sur les pelouses, goûter aux raisins de la vigne, se promener dans les allées, admirer les végétaux,... Longtemps maintenu en périphérie du château, c’est à la fin du XVe siècle que le jardin vient à Amboise pour la première fois s’installer sous les fenêtres du souverain. Bien plus qu’un simple espace de détente ou de promenade, le jardin du Château royal d’Amboise constitue un balcon sur le paysage ligérien...

Projet lancé par des étudiants de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, l’association L’Histoire par la vidéo a pour ambition de réaliser un documentaire historique, Mémoires de civils, sur la manière avec laquelle les Français ont vécu la Seconde Guerre mondiale, à partir d’entretiens et d’images d’archives et de propagande. Un webdocumentaire est envisagé pour prolonger le projet sur internet. Rencontre avec Aladin Farré, président de l’association.

Du 3 mai au 7 juin seront données 5 représentations supplémentaires du spectacle historique et musical Ce soir, il pleuvra des étoiles, au Vingtième Théâtre à Paris. Ce spectacle s'adresse plus particulièrement aux seniors – parce que leurs parents et grands-parents ont vécu la 1ère et/ou la 2nde Guerre Mondiale – et aux élèves de 3ème et de 1ère, parce que le spectacle correspond à leur programme d'histoire (1870-1945), et offre aux élèves une autre vision de l'Histoire.

En période de crise, la tentation est grande pour l'Etat de se séparer d'une partie de son immense patrimoine immobilier pour tenter de combler son déficit abyssal. Ainsi il y a un peu plus d'un an, la perspective de la vente de l'hôtel de la marine à Paris avait suscité un vif émoi. Ce projet avait fini par être abandonné début 2011, mais l'Etat n'a pas pour autant renoncé à trouver de nouvelles recetttes par ce procédé, ce qui inquiète de nombreux élus...

Jean-Clément Martin, professeur émérite en histoire de la Révolution française à l’Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, ancien directeur de l’Institut d’Histoire de la Révolution française, réagit à l'emploi du terme "génocide vendéen" dans le Guide des lieux de mémoire des champs de bataille, édité par le Petit Futé dans une ettre adressée au secrétariat général pour l’administration – Direction de la mémoire, du patrimoine et des archives...

The 9 ème Journées de l’Histoire de l’Europe consacrées à “l’histoire des relations entre la France et la Russie dans le contexte européen des XIX e et XX e siècles” proposent un programme de plus de 30 conférences d’Histoire, d’Histoire de l’Art et de Géopolitique. Réunissant d’éminents historiens, ces Journées sont accessibles à un public non scientifique. Leur ambition est de mieux faire connaître et comprendre l’Europe d’aujourd’hui par le biais de son histoire.

L'historien Pierre Goubert est décédé le 16 janvier 2012, à l'âge de 96 ans. Spécialiste du XVIIe siècle français, Pierre Goubert est né en 1915 à Saumur. Il a été l'élève de Marc Bloch à l'ENS de Saint-Cloud, une rencontre décisive pour sa vocation. Mobilisé en 1939, il échappe à la captivité et devient professeur en lycée...

Le site internet rue89 nous apprend la décision du Conseil d’Etat, le 28 novembre, d’annuler une partie du texte sur la formation des enseignants, en l’occurrence la mastérisation, que nous avions évoquée ici pour le CAPES d’histoire-géographie. En effet, le 12 mai 2010, à la hâte, le ministre de l’Education Nationale a abrogé « le cahier des charges de la formation des maîtres »...

Le 13 décembre prochain se tiendra une conférence débat du Café Histoire avec l'historien Jean-Pierre Rioux, intitulé : "La tentation populiste en Europe". Un Café Histoire qui aborde - une fois n'est pas coutume - un sujet d'actualité, et qui vise à mieux expliquer ce qu'est cette notion bien vague de "populisme". Ce Café est organisé dans le cadre d'un cycle de Cafés-Histoire sur le thème "Conquête de l'opinion - conquête du pouvoir".

Ces 17 et 18 novembre 2011, les candidats au CAPES d’histoire et géographie ont planché sur les écrits, en vue d’une admissibilité pour les oraux de juin-juillet 2012. Ils sont un peu plus de 4600 cette année à tenter le concours, soit une légère hausse (+ 4,6%) par rapport à l’an passé, qui avait connu une forte baisse en raison de la mastérisation, mais également d’une désaffection certaine (et sur de nombreux points compréhensible) du métier. Le tout pour 580 postes « offerts ».

Après trois mois de repos, l'Association Thucydide reprend ses Cafés Histoire et Histoire-Actualité. A l'heure où l'Histoire est à nouveau bien maltraitée dans les programmes scolaires, les organisateurs espèrent que ces rendez-vous seront utiles à toutes celles et tous ceux qui ont besoin de comprendre, comparer, analyser, décrypter les mondes passés et présents afin de mieux préparer l'avenir. Café Histoire du jeudi 13 octobre : La politique nucléaire de la France, avec Corinne Lepage.

L’hebdomadaire Marianne et le mensuel L’Histoire s’associent pour un numéro spécial consacré à l’Ecole de la République. Les polémiques s’accumulent pour l’enseignement et le rapport des Français à l’Ecole. Les réductions de postes et la réforme de la formation des enseignants (dite « mastérisation ») sont de plus en plus contestés. Il en va de même pour les programmes, comme l’ont montré la polémique sur les programmes d’histoire (avec le billet de Dimitri Casali dans Le Figaro), et plus encore celle sur les manuels de Première SVT, qui a mobilisé quatre-vingt députés qui contestent l’introduction de la théorie du genre dans les enseignements.

Provins, classée au Patrimoine Mondial de l’UNESCO depuis 10 ans pour son ensemble urbain des Foires de Champagne, participe chaque année aux Journées européennes du Patrimoine. Les 17 et 18 septembre, des visites gratuites seront proposées pour découvrir le patrimoine exceptionnel de la cité médiévale.

La grande égyptologue Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt est décédée le 23 juin 2011, à l'âge de 97 ans. Ancienne résistante, elle est connue pour avoir contribué, avec André Malraux et l'UNESCO, au sauvetage des monuments de Nubie, au moment de la construction du barrage d'Assouan par l'Egypte de Nasser...

Dans le cadre des Journées de l’Histoire de l’Europe, organisées par l’Association des Historiens, Histoire pour tous a pu assister aux conférences sur « L’Europe et l’Islam, d’Al Andalous aux négociations d’adhésion de la Turquie », les 17 et 18 juin 2011, au centre Malesherbes à Paris. L’occasion de rencontrer ce qui se fait de mieux en matière de spécialistes sur les différents sujets abordés, avec malheureusement l’obligation de choix cornéliens…

Samedi 11 et dimanche 12 juin, le château de Blois vous invite à découvrir l’époque de la Renaissance à travers les fastes de la Cour du roi Henri III et de la reine Louise de Lorraine. Plongez au cœur d’une fête royale avec une diverse et riche programmation !

Chaque premier week-end du mois de mai, la ville de Vichy prend rendez-vous avec l’histoire et remonte à l’époque de son âge d’or, sous les fastes du Second Empire et de son Empereur, Napoléon III. Petit retour sur les festivités « impériales » de cette édition 2011 – la quatrième – célébrant les cent cinquante ans de la première venue de Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte dans la cité thermale.

Coup de tonnerre dans le petit monde de l’histoire universitaire : une épreuve de l’agrégation d’histoire, reine des concours et marqueur de l’élite, risque l’annulation. La raison ? Le texte tombé au commentaire de documents, le 14 avril, serait un faux. Le scandale serait parti du forum Passion Histoire, dans lequel un membre aurait découvert l’erreur du jury et en aurait informé les autres forumeurs, dont une bonne part sont des candidats à l’agrégation...

Le lauréat du 2e Prix du livre d’histoire de l’Europe a été annoncé par le Président du Parlement européen à Strasbourg pendant les cérémonies de la Journée de l’Europe. Jerzy Buzek, Président du Parlement européen a reçu le 9 mai 2011 à Strasbourg le Jury du Prix du livre d’histoire de l’Europe pour la Journée de l’Europe. C’est le Président du Parlement européen qui a annoncé publiquement le nom du lauréat, à l’issue de la délibération du jury.

The 8èmes Journées de l’Histoire de l’Europe, consacrées à « l’histoire des relations de l’Europe avec l’Islam, d'Al Andalus à nos jours» se dérouleront les 17 et 18 juin à la Sorbonne (Paris 17e) et proposeront un programme de plus de 30 conférences d’Histoire, d’Histoire de l’Art et de Géopolitique. Leur ambition est de mieux faire connaître et comprendre aux citoyens l’Europe d’aujourd’hui par le biais de son histoire.


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