Dissecting the 1904 Entente cordiale agreements with Prof. Robert Frank (Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne)
In 1904, six years after the great Franco-British crisis over Fashoda, the Entente Cordiale was not a given.

Professor Robert Frank will describe the particular background that allowed the two countries’ relations to improve so quickly at the beginning of the 20th century. He will analyse the limited agreements on which the Entente Cordiale is based but do not constitute an alliance.

The conference will provide an opportunity to reposition the Entente within the context of the long history of Franco-British relations, made up of wars and tensions but also of two moments of understanding and even alliance under Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III. Finally, the professor will discuss the legacy of the 1904 Entente Cordiale and consider the state of Franco-British relations today, post-Brexit: how can we gauge the relative levels of “change” brought about by Brexit and of “historical continuity” since 1904?

This event is organised in collaboration with the Higher Education, Research, and Innovation of the French Embassy in the United Kingdom.
Date: 14 May 2024, 11:00 (Tuesday, 4th week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: Maison Française d'Oxford, 2-10 Norham Road OX26SE
Speaker: Robert Frank (Maison Française d'Oxford)
Organising department: Maison Française d'Oxford
Organiser contact email address: communications@mfo.ac.uk
Part of: Maison Française d'Oxford Events
Booking required?: Required
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Audience: Public
Editor: Anne-Sophie Gabillas