Melissa K Byrnes

Associate Professor of History Melissa K. Byrnes published a piece on the lessons learned from the Paris riot of February 6, 1934, in relation to what could possibly happen and what should come after the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Find the piece here.

—January 2021

Associate Professor of History Melissa Byrnes took part in the virtual joint 66th Society for French Historical Studies Conference and 22nd George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation, which sadly did not take place as planned in Auckland, New Zealand. She gave a paper on student protests and state violence, “Anti-Salazarism and Transnational Solidarity: Franco-Portuguese Student Activism in the 1960s.” She also moderated a roundtable on Teaching French History in a Global Frame.

—July 2020

Associate Professor of History Melissa Byrnes published an article, “Diplomacy at the End of Empire: Evolving French Perspectives on Portuguese Colonialism in the 1950s and 1960s,” in Cold War History.

—June 2019

Associate Professor of History Melissa Byrnes served as discussant on a panel on “The Empire beyond the Ivory Tower: Non-Academics and the Legacies of Colonial History in Contemporary France” at the Society for French Historical Studies Annual Conference, in Indianapolis, IN. She also spoke at a round-table discussion on “Using Digital Tools to Do Public History.”

—April 2019

Associate Professor of History Melissa Byrnes published a review of Paul Silverstein’s Postcolonial France: Race, Islam, and the Future of the Republic in H-France Review Vol. 19 (March 2019), No. 43.

—March 2019