As demonstrated by the current special exhibition, Watteau’s soldiers reveal a paradox: their bodies and minds seem docile, subjugated to military discipline, yet they also relay a vibrant participation in and processing of the experience of war. Discover how this paradox revolutionized military thought during the French Enlightenment and ushered in a new understanding of the costs of war on the human body, mind, and heart. This event was recorded live at The Frick Collection, New York on September 21, 2016.

Western Society for French History 45th Annual Conference Reno, Nevada 4 November 2017

Conference Plenary Roundtable: Addressing Structural Racism in French History and French Historical Studies

Chair and Organizer: Christy Pichichero, George Mason University

University Discussants:

Jennifer Boittin, Pennsylvania State University Muriam Haleh Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz; Minayo Nasiali, University of California, Los Angeles; Felix Fernand Germain, University of Pittsburgh; Tyler Stovall, University of California, Santa Cruz; Robin Mitchell, California State University, Channel Islands; Emily Marker, Rutgers University-Camden; Nimisha Barton, Princeton University; The Audience