The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall
 

Policing the Media in the French Revolution

Start Date and Time:

Friday, November 24, 2017, 3:00PM

End Date and Time:

Friday, November 24, 2017, 5:00PM

Speaker(s):

Prof. Jane McLeod (Associate Professor Of History-Brock University)

Jane McLeod is associate professor of history at Brock University. She is the author of Licensing Loyalty: Printers, Patrons and the State in Early Modern France (University of Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011). Her interest in state-media relations continues in her current SSHRC-funded project, “Printers Confront the French Revolution: Profits, Principles and Perils.”

Her paper presents an argument about the nature of media control in the reigns of Louis XV and XVI and explores how this changed in 1789 with the advent of Freedom of the Press. Case studies of printers’ careers are used to explore the high levels of persecution experienced by printers from early in the Revolution.

Sponsor(s)

  • Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World

Contact Information

Rebecca Blanchard
rebecca.blanchard@mail.utoronto.ca

Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World

Location:

oom 208N North, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON M5S 3K7

Categories:

Lectures

Audiences:

Alumni and Friends, Community, Faculty, First-Year Students, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students

Liberty Leading the People. Painting by Eugène Delacroix (1830)
Liberty Leading the People. Painting by Eugène Delacroix (1830)