Tuesday, February 25, 2020

M2 cultural history etc

One of the themes of the seminar is "What do historians do and why?" - a question which never stops giving. Here is a recent book review which explains some elements.


Monday, February 24, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

M1 LEA Women in the USA

Recordings and powerpoint on the history of women's rights in the United States.

The powerpoint is here

Recording of class one

Recording of class two

Recording of class three

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Agrégation Home Rule

Un petit voyage à Caen? Entrée libre.

L a prochaine séance du séminaire ERIBIA, groupe de recherche d'anglicistes de l'Université de Caen Normandie, se tiendra 

jeudi 20 février de 15 à 17h en salle SH027 (MRSH) . 

Nous aurons le plaisir d'accueillir Alvin JACKSON, Professeur d'Histoire à l'Université d’Édimbourg, dont la conférence s'intitule : 

"Revisiting the origins of Irish partition, 1880-1920". 

Cette séance sera modérée par Anne-Catherine de BOUVIER .

Friday, February 14, 2020

Updated post : recordings and powerpoint Master 1 LEA : Ireland


Here is the PowerPoint

Just click here

And here are the recordings on the history, politics and the economy of Ireland - mostly the Irish Republic.

First recording

Second recording

Third recording

Fourth recording

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Thème agrégation: last passages

I am not certain how many classes are left. This Wednesday we will do the last passage in the booklet you received, and here are two more passages for following classes. If you send me your translations I will comment on them.

Click here for last passages

M2 seminar *Updated post*

On Wednesday we will first talk about the video we saw last week - what are its strong points and its weak points *as history*.

Then one of our number will present this article . Please read it first.

Then we will go on with the chronology of the 1970s.

Concerning the marking of the module, you will find here a sample "mini-mémoire" which was done last year, to give you an idea of what is expected.

Just click here

M1 LEA Homework assignment

Master 1 LEA

This module receives two marks: a  classroom test on 3rd March is worth 50%. And there is a homework assignment, also worth 50%. Here is the homework. Watch the video linked below carefully. Summarize its contents in 500 words, and give your opinion in 300 words. The homework must be done on computer and not handwritten. Send me the homework by mail john.mullen ((at)) univ-rouen.fr before 10 March 2020.

The video is here 

Do send me an email if  you have any questions.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Thème agrégation

Mercredi on travaillera sur le dernier texte dans la brochure. Je vous en fournirai d’autres pour la suite des cours.

Friday, February 07, 2020

Consultation copies

If you want to see your script from the January exam, in whatever subject, come to my office A503 at 2pm on Wednesday.
You may come without telling me beforehand, but if you send me an email, I will look at your script before you come. john.mullen [at the university adress] univ-rouen.fr 

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Today's classes

9h Thème agrégation : préfabriqué 1
11h Capes interne compréhension: L306

Sunday, February 02, 2020

L3 exam

Am finally marking your exams, and the level is generally fine.
For next time, can you remember not to use contractions in written university work?

Captain Cook agrégation 2020 option civilisation post 43: Hawkesworth and the journals

You will have heard that a certain Mr Hawkesworth was asked by the admiralty (and very well paid) to write a book based on Cook's first journal. He mixed together his own material with Cook's journals and those of Joseph Banks. What he wrote did not Always please Cook.

Although you are unlikely to have the time to read the whole of it, an 1821 edition of Hawkesworth's book is available free online here, and this will give you a taste of how Cook was presented to his British contemporaries.


Saturday, February 01, 2020

Thème agrégation

Hope the written exams went okay for those taking the internal set.
On Wednesday morning next we will be looking at the translation of the passage from Jauffret.