2023-2024 / HIST0161-2

French contemporary history


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in history (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Catherine Lanneau

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Broad view of French history since 1814 with special attention given to political and institutional history.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Single out the various socio-political changes in French contemporary history.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures partly based on the analysis of political cartooning.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

These two collections of books are recommended for further information:
Nouvelle histoire de la France contemporaine, éd. du Seuil, coll. Points Histoire.
La France contemporaine, ss la dir. de Jean-François Sirinelli, coll. « Livre de Poche » Références.
See also (coll. Quadrige): 
D. Barjot, J.-P. Chaline, A. Encrevé, La France au XIXe siècle: 1814-1914, 3e éd., Paris, PUF, 2014.
J.-F. Sirinelli (dir.), La France de 1914 à nos jours, 3e éd., Paris, PUF, 2019.

Texts and courses will be available in printed form and on line.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral examination.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Catherine Lanneau
Département des sciences historiques
1b, quai Roosevelt, 4000 Liège (bât. A4)

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