Université de Strasbourg

Nicolas Beaupré


Associate Professor in History (University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand), former fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF, 2010-2015), he is also member of the Scientific Committee Governing Board of the Museum Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne (Somme). He specializes in the History of the Great War and of its cultural, social, political and literary legacies in both France and Germany. He is the author of Ecrire en guerre, écrire la guerre. France-Allemagne 1914-1920 (CNRS éditions, 2006, new ed. 2013), a book that received three prizes. Most recently he also published Les Grandes Guerres 1914-1945 (Belin, 2012), a 1200 pages long synthesis focusing on the era of the two world wars in France. One can also mention: La France en guerre 1914-1918 (Belin, 2013) and Les Français dans la guerre 1939-1945 (Belin, 2015).

His book Le traumatisme de la Grande Guerre. Histoire Franco-allemande 1918-1933 (Presses universitaires du septentrion, 2012) received the French-German Parliamentary Prize in 2013 and was first published in German under the title Das Trauma des Krieges (1918-1932/33). Deutsch-französische Geschichte Band VIII (WBG, 2009). Most recently Nicolas Beaupré edited, together with Heather Jones (LSE) and Anne Rasmussen (Unistra, USIAS), Dans la Guerre 1914-1918. Accepter, endurer, refuser (Les Belles Lettres, 2015).

His current research focuses on two main aspects: the history of post-war occupations after 1918 on the one hand and the history of temporalities and time experience in 1914-1918. This last topic is at the center of his USIAS Project for 2015-2016.

As part of his fellowship, Nicolas Beaupré is working on the project War Times. Experiences, Perceptions and Representations of Time during the Great War (1914-1918).

Book resulting from the project : En temps de guerre (1914-1918)Presses universitaires de France (PUF), 2023

(Crédit photo : Claude Truong-Ngoc)

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