"France's Fifth Republic: Origins and Legacies" Conference

October 05, 2018

"France's Fifth Republic: Origins and Legacies" was a conference co-hosted by the European Institute on the sixtieth anniversary of the Fifth Republic, exploring its turbulent origins and the institutional legacies of its foundation. Co-sponsors included the Department of History, The Alliance Program, and the Columbia University Maison Française.

The conference was moderated by Professor Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History, Director of the European Institute, Columbia University, and Grey Anderson, Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Caen, Normandy, who also provided opening comments.

Panels included:

Origins of the Fifth Republic, on the political and institutional continuities and ruptures between the Fourth and Fifth Republics, with discussant Nadia Urbinati, Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies, and panelists Delphine Dulong, Professor of History at Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Herrick Chapman, Professor of History at NYU.

Roads from Empire, on the relationship of France's empire on the foundation and development of the Fifth Republic, with discussant Emmanuelle Saada, Professor of French and History, Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies, and panelists Megan Brown, Professor of History at Swarthmore College, and Todd Shepard, Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.

Law and Order, on the Fifth Republic's legal framework and its evolution as well as the state violence undertaken in to support it, with discussant Jacob Collins, Professor of History at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, and panelists Kalinka Curtois, PhD Candidate in French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and Luca Provenzano, PhD Candidate in History at Columbia University.


Panelists Kalinka Curtois and Jacob Collins
Panelists Herrick Chapman and Todd Shepard
Moderators Adam Tooze and Grey Anderson
Audience for the conference during a coffee break
Panelists Megan Brown and Todd Shepard

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