I have been Assistant Professor of History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette since 2013. In addition to European History (Ireland, France), I have been interested in public uses and public production of history. I work at connecting various actors of the community through history. Through my international background – born in France, I obtained his Ph.D. at the European University Institute (Italy) and have taught in France, Ireland, Italy, and the United States – I also encourage the understanding of the local past in a broader context.
- Research: I have been interested in the various uses of the past by different communities. In my dissertation – entitled National Museums and the Mobilization of the Past in Ireland and Northern Ireland: Commemorative Exhibitions of Anglo-Irish Conflicts, 1921-2006 – I show how the two national museums in Ireland and Northern Ireland have represented difficult past in the 20th century. I explored how a variety of factors such as politics, economy and marketing, tourism, and the peace process have affected the representations and interpretations of the past in museums. I worked under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Smith (University of Oxford) and Prof. Mary Daly (University College of Dublin).
- Public History: As a public historian, I have been working with various communities and institutions. I have participated in the Museum on the Move project (traveling exhibit), in crowdsourcing projects (PhotosNormandie, Louisiana History Harvest).
- International: I am a member of the International Federation for Public History’s (IFPH) steering committee. I created the IFPH’s international student network.
- Book: In May 2016, I published the first public history textbook offering a comprehensive study of historians’ public activities. Public History: A Textbook of Practice is an introduction to public history that can be used for teaching but also by practitioners.
- Digital Humanities: I organized two conferences in digital humanities: THATCamp Louisiana 2015, and THATCamp Louisiana 2016
My teaching is divided into :
1 ) Introduction to World Civilization
-The History of the World until 1500s
-World History Since Columbus
2 ) European History
-Early Modern / Modern Europe
-Introduction to Irish History (1800-2016)
3 ) Local History
-A History of the City of Lafayette Through Objects (Fall 2015)
-Louisiana French-Speaking Heritage: History Harvests (Fall 2016)
4 ) Public History courses (Graduate Program)
-Museums in the Digital Age (Spring 2014)
-Introduction to Digital History (Fall 2014)
-Public History Writing (from historical fiction to exhibit labels and grant application) (Spring 2015)
-Collection Management (a public history approach) (Spring 2016)
-Historical Documentary Film production (Spring 2017)
5 ) Study Abroad
-Introduction to Public History (Costa Rica, Summer 2016)
-Introduction to Documentary Film (Costa Rica, Summer 2017)
You can contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or through the Department of History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette: (+1) 337 482 6900