2021 Heggoy Prize Winner

The FCHS is pleased to announce that M’hamed Oualdo is the 2021 winner of the Heggoy Prize! You can read the book prize committee’s citation for A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa here.

2021 Boucher Prize Winner

The FCHS is pleased to announce that Laurie Woods is the 2021 winner of the Boucher Prize! You can read the book prize committee’s citation for Archipelago of Justice: Law in France’s Early Modern Empire here.

2021 FCHS Article Prize winner!

The recipient of the 2021 FCHS Article Prize is Lorelle Semley for “Beyond the Dark Side of the Port of the Moon: Rethinking the Role of Bordeaux’s Slave Trade Past,” Histoire sociale/Social History 53, no. 107 (mai/May 2020).

To read more about the article, and to see the honorable mentions, please visit our Awards & Prizes Page!

Spring 2021 Newsletter

The Spring 2021 newsletter is now available – check out the new layout!

FCHS signs on to AHA statement condemning events of Jan 6

The FCHS has signed on to the American Historical Association’s statement condemning “the actions of those who, on January 6, stormed the United States Capitol, the seat of the nation’s legislature, the heart of its democratic form of governance.” If you would like to read the statement, you can do so here.

FCH has a new editor!

We are delighted to announce that Caroline Herbelin has taken over as the editor of French Colonial History after serving as associate editor for the past two years, and that Jennifer Boittin is coming on board as the new associate editor. A big thanks to outgoing editor Ken Orosz, who devoted extraordinary effort to the journal these past few years!

New issue of French Colonial History available

Volume 19 of French Colonial History has just been published! FCHS members can access it directly from the website by logging in to their account and clicking on the Quick Link.

Volume 20 is currently in copy-editing, and is scheduled to appear this spring.

Virtual ANOM Event Cancelled

We regret to announce the cancellation of the virtual event to be hosted by the ANOM on November 12th, due to France’s new pandemic restrictions. Stay tuned for future virtual events!