Séance exceptionnelle : nous assisterons à une discussion croisée en compagnie du professeur Antoine Capet autour de son ouvrage Churchill. Le dictionnaire le mardi 19 juin 2018 de 17h30 à 19h30. Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, 75006, salle D421.
Discutant : Prof. James Muller (University of Alaska, prof. invité par le laboratoire AGORA, université de Cergy-Pontoise).
Professor Antoine Capet, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, was Head of British Studies at the University of Rouen (France) until July 2014, when he became Emeritus. After submitting his Doctorat d’État on the British governing classes and social reform, 1931-1951 (published 1991), he continued to concentrate his research on Britain in and before the Second World War, more specifically on Churchill in recent years. His paper given at the Annual Conference of the Churchill Centre, in London in October 2011, on ‘The triple Special Relationship: Churchill – Roosevelt – de Gaulle’ was published in Finest Hour in 2014 and his discussion of ‘ “The Creeds of the Devil”: Churchill between the Two Totalitarianisms, 1917-1945’ is available on line on the website of the International Churchill Society. He has translated Speaking for Themselves, the correspondence between Winston and Clementine (2012), the abridged edition of The World Crisis (2 vol., 2013-2014) and Great Contemporaries (2017) for Éditions Tallandier, Paris. He contributed to the Catalogue of the major ‘Churchill–de Gaulle’ Exhibition at the Invalides, Paris (April-July 2015), on the literary and historical legacy in their speeches and writings. His 870-page Dictionnaire Churchill was published by Éditions Perrin, Paris, in January 2018. Professor Capet has been Editor of the ‘Britain since 1914’ section of the Royal Historical Society Bibliography since 2001 and he sits on the International Board of Twentieth Century British History (Oxford University Press).
James W. Muller is Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where he has taught since 1983. Educated at Harvard University and the Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d’Ulm, he is a by-fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, and academic chairman of the International Churchill Society. He is editor of several books by and about Churchill, including new editions of Churchill’s interwar books of essays Thoughts and Adventures and Great Contemporaries (ISI Books, 2009 and 2012). His definitive two-volume edition of Churchill’s early book The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan, will be published in two volumes by St. Augustine’s Press.