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Géraud Letang

Ph. D student

Doctoral student

• Visiting scholar at Northwestern University (United States) since september 2014
• Ph.D Candidate, (supervisor : Professor Guillaume Piketty – Sciences Po Paris / Oxford University) :
“Expériences de guerre, pratiques imperiales et constructions politiques. La France Libre et le Tchad (1940-1944) » / “War experiences, imperial practices and state rebuilding. Free France and Chad (1940-1944)”.
 

2013: Maison Française d’Oxford (Oxford-United Kingdom) . Invited fellow.
2010-2013 : doctoral contract funded by Sciences-Po Paris and teaching responsibilities at Sciences Po Paris.
2009-2010: Agrégation d’Histoire (French highest competitive exam for history and geography teachers in high school and university. National rank : 14th).
2007-2009: Sciences Po Paris (Master’s Degree awarded with the highest mention – History & Philosophy).
Master thesis in History entitled “Identité et mémoire de la 2eme Division Blindée (1944-1964)” (supervisor : Prof. Guillaume Piketty ) and awarded with a « very good » rating (highest mention)
2006-2007 : Exchange student at the Université de Montréal (Montreal-Canada) (Bachelor’s Degree – History and Political Science)
2005-2006: Sciences Po Paris undergraduate programme.
2004-2005: Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles Lettres Supérieures (Humanities).
 

Other activities

2014
*“Out of Africa? The Régiment de Marche du Tchad, the liberation of France and the Empire”, International Conference, The Liberation of France : Histories and memories, London, June 13-14
2013
*« Armées et désobéissances coloniales : l’expérience fondatrice de la Seconde Guerre mondiale », Workshop Nouvelles recherches sur l’armée française pendant la décolonisation. Rendez-vous de l’Histoire, Blois, October 12.
* “Partir, désobéir, combattre ? Circuler dans les territoires de la France Libre (1940-1944)”.Workshop l’Europe des guerres lointaines XIXe-XXe siècles. Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, January 30.
2012
*"The last colonial heroes ? The "Chadian" troops during World War II". International workshop Armed Forces in times of Decolonisation (1943 – 1974) organized by the Deutsches Historisches Institut - Paris and the University of Birmingham. Paris, November 22-23.
*"Free France in Chad (1940-1942). Rebuilding a national sovereignty in a world conflict". International Summer School Conflict Studies et nouvelle histoire militaire. Regards croisés sur l'"ère de la guerre" 1914-1945 » organized by Deutsches Historisches Institut - Paris , the Université Paris IV-Sorbonne and the Université Franco-Allemande. Péronne, June 30 – July 6.
"Travailler pour la France Libre (1940 - 1943)". Workshop of the Institut d'Histoire Culturelle Européenne Bronislaw Geremek (Nancy Université). Nancy, June 11.
*“Defending the Empire, rebuilding the State. Free France in the colonies 1940 – 1944”. Europe and the World Conference (Princeton University, European University Institute (Firenze), Central European University (Budapest), Sciences Po Paris). Princeton, April 13-14.
*“Making imperial history at a local scale. The Sultanate of Kanem during World War II”. Doctoral Workshop of the Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po. Discussion with Prof. Romain Bertrand and Prof. Jean-Pierre Filliu. Paris, January 5.
2011
*«Vichy : un laboratoire politique et militaire ? ». Conference Naissances. Des Secrétaires d’Etat du Roi au ministère unifié de la République, genèse du fait ministériel militaire en France organized by the Service Historique de la Défense and the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire . Paris, November 30 and December 1.
*« Les ralliements coloniaux d’Afrique Equatoriale et le concept de Résistance ». Doctoral Workshop of the Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po. Paris, March 16.
 

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