The University of Westminster is delighted to hold the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of French History (SSFH 2020), with the theme, 'Power, Protest and Resistance'.

Illustration of the defenders of the barricades in Paris, 1848
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Defenders of the barricades in Paris, 1848

Call for papers

**Please note, due to recent strike action across UK universities, the call for papers deadline has been extended. The deadline is now Friday 24 January 2020.**

We welcome individual and panel submissions around (and beyond) the topic of ‘Power, Protest and Resistance’ across any period of French history. Please see the Call for Papers (English and French versions) for more details.

Download the call for papers:


The Conference Programme will be uploaded in March 2020 once papers and panels have been selected and confirmed.


The conference will take place at the University of Westminster's Regent Street Campus at 309, Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW. View more information about the venue. 

Registration and fees

Registration for the conference will commence around April 2020. Full and discounted fees (early registration, postgraduate, etc) will be released closer to the time.

Conference committee

Conference Organisers

Conference Committee

  • Alison Carrol (Brunel University London)
  • James Connolly (University College London)
  • Charlotte Faucher (University of Manchester)
  • Colin Jones (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Daniel Lee (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Julia Nicholls (Kings College London)
  • Rob Priest (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Andrew Smith (University of Chichester)
  • Iain Stewart (University College London)


For any information regarding the conference, please email the team at [email protected]

Visit the Society for the Study of French History's website for more information on their work.

Getting to and staying in London


London has a huge range of accommodation options at varying prices. Many of those within walking distance to our Regent Street Campus are between £80-200 night.

The University of Westminster can also offer special accommodation and discounted prices in the following places:


The University of Westminster has several campuses spread across the city, but the conference will be based in its central location at 309 Regent Street.

Our Regent Street Campus is in the heart of London, with the nearest tube station being Oxford Circus, which is on the Victoria, Central and Bakerloo underground lines. We are in walking distance (20-25mins) from Euston and Kings Cross/St Pancras stations, and have direct underground links to Euston, Kings Cross/St Pancras, Victoria and Paddington stations.

The easiest way to pay for public transport in London is through contactless card payments or the Oyster Card system, but there are a number of fares which may also be more advantageous depending on your needs. 

For more information about using the London tube, buses or other forms of transport, visit the Transport for London website.

In order of proximity to the city centre, the main airports in London are:

  • City
  • Heathrow
  • Gatwick
  • Luton
  • Stansted

All have easy and direct access to the main tube and/or rail stations across London.