Friday, June 11, 2021

Préparation de l'agrégation d'anglais 2022: réunion d'information


Mercredi 30 juin à 17h30

Réunion d’information sur la préparation de l’agrégation externe et interne d’anglais à l’Université de Rouen

Réunion virtuelle à ce lien:



Des recommandations y seront données pour chaque matière ainsi que des conseils d'ordre plus général.


Anne- Laure Tissut anne-laure.tissut@univ-rouen.fr

John Mullen john.mullen@univ-rouen.fr

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Conférence en ligne - égalité ethnique au Pays de Galles

Il y a actuellement beaucoup de  conférences et séminaires en ligne, généralement gratuits et ouverts à tout le monde. En voici un qui pourrait intéresser.

 le GIS MiDiB s'associe à la conférence : 

Showing true colours: the changing politics of race equality in Wales

par Charlotte Williams, OBE (Honorary Professor, Bangor University), qui sera donnée en ligne à l'université d'Aberystwyth le mardi 8 juin.

Vous trouverez plus de précisions et les instructions de connexion ci-dessous. L'heure indiquée étant l'heure britannique, la conférence aura lieu à 20.00 h heure française. 

The Centre for Welsh Politics and Society (CWPS-WISERD) at Aberystwyth University present the Annual Welsh Politics and Society Lecture 2021: 

Showing true colours: the changing politics of race equality in Wales”

Speaker: Professor Charlotte Williams OBE (Honorary Professor, Bangor University)


7pm – 8.00pm

Tuesday 8th June 2021

Online: Zoom 


The 2021 Annual Welsh Politics and Society Lecture is presented by Professor Charlotte Williams OBE, Honorary Professor at Bangor University and Chair of the recent Welsh Government Working Group on ‘Communities, Contributions and Cynefin: Black Asian Minority Ethnicities in the new curriculum'.

A number of recent events have sharpened the lens on racial inequality in Wales, generating a broad and sweeping response by the Welsh government and reverberating across public institutions. In several respects the contemporary approach of the Welsh government on race equality accords with the broader claims of distinctiveness in Welsh policy making, and the now familiar trope of the politics of divergence. But, as Charlotte Williams will argue, the contemporary conjuncture signifies much more for the nation.  The lecture considers some of the key twists and turns on race equality across the 20 years of devolution, casting a glance back to historical claims to tolerance, internationalism and inclusivity as part of a national sentiment and forward to a consideration of the tenacity of any distinctive drift away from wider UK politics of race. Navigating post-Brexit, post-election, post-Covid futures in this respect is not without its challenges, raising questions about sustained political will, resourcing, trust and public confidence and professional competence.  Charlotte Williams will seek to interrogate this contemporary scene, drawing attention to particularities of the Welsh context as well as generating broader points for comparison in equalities policy and practice. 


There will be an opportunity for questions and answers, which will be bilingual with live interpretation. 

The Zoom link will be emailed to you in the confirmation email and before the event.  



For further information on the event, please contact cwps@aber.ac.uk.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Friday, May 21, 2021

Le fromage à la Pentecôte

 It's Whit weekend. Here is one of the stranger local traditions in Gloucestershire : cheese rolling.


M2 seminaire 1970s évaluation

J'ai bien reçu les dossiers des étudiant e s suivant e s:

Coquatrix (Women's sexuality, lesbianism, and the use of humour in Spare Rib )

Roudot (Women's Voice newspaper)

Longin (Gay News and the Gay Liberation movement)

Pontes (How  International Socialism Dealt with the British Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1970s)

Gerringa  (Black Power in the magazine Smash Hits)

Ferras (Marxists and the common market)

Ai-je oublié quelqu'un?

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Epreuve admission agrégation anglais option civilisation James Cook

 Je peux confirmer (sur information venue du président du jury de l'agrégation externe) que pour les épreuves orales, si le sujet "tombe" sur Cook, les candidats auront à leur disposition pendant le temps de préparation, un exemplaire de l'édition Penguin des Journaux.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

First Black members of parliament in the UK

 The first Black MP (1832)


The second Black MP (1841)


James Cook and the history of science, part two

 Here is video chapter 16    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvHJOQYMha4 

Agrégation anglais BBC civilisation britannique post 52: a documentary about trans-sexuals.

 Back in the 20th century, people talked very little about transgender people, and if they did, they generally used the term "trans-sexual". It would be vain to look for much TV and Radio content showing support for transgender people in our period. Nevertheless, a BBC documentary in the 1970s (a student in one of my lectures was kind enough to point out)  played a pioneering role, even if there are elements of it which we would find rather backward today.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the 1979 documentary "A Change of Sex"


You can find episode two on YouTube


And here is BBC news on the death of Julia a few years ago:


Monday, May 17, 2021

Congrès de la Société des Anglicistes de l'enseignement supérieur

 Chaque année la SAES fait son congrès dans une ville différente, et des centaines de chercheurs et chercheuses s'y rassemblent. Il y a un programme extrêmement riche de présentations des recherches en cours. Puisque cela coûte de l'argent, il faut payer l'hébergement etc, on y trouve en général uniquement des personnes qui ont déjà un poste ou qui n'en sont pas loin.

Mais cette année le congrès a lieu en ligne et l'inscription est gratuite. Il faut créer un compte gratuit sur Sciencesconf mais c'est tout. N'hésitez donc pas!


Tuto: the first Reform Act

 As you know I am a great fan of YouTube for learning history. Some of you have just passed a distance learning exam concerning the Reform Bill of the early 1830s, which would eventually give rise to the Reform Act. Here are three videos you might like:

The 1832 Reform Act



What did it mean for the working class


 What do historians say about it today ?


and here is an article in French:


Thursday, May 13, 2021

Cook's writing and Hawkesworth's book

Here is an MP3 recording of my class on the subject of Cook's journal as writing. It deals firstly with how Cook's writing changed, over the eleven years or so that he wrote his expedition journals, and secondly with what John Hawkesworth did with the journal of the first voyage, in the 1770s, to transform it into a successful book. Much of it is based on the research of Jean-Stéphane Massiani.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021


James Cook and the history of science , part one

 You will find here the fifteenth video talk on James Cook, which begins reflections on Cook and science


Monday, May 10, 2021

Breaking news: Cook dies in Haiti

You will find here video chapter 14, about the end of Cook's participation in the third expedition.

There will shortly be more videos, abotu Cook and science.