The editors of French Historical Studies seek articles for a special issue on music in the Francophone world to appear in 2022.
The history of the music of France has traditionally been studied as a separate category without the same robust interest as other cultural artifacts such as film and literature. More recent scholarship illuminates the place of music in French society and suggests that more work should be done to sketch out the particular place of music in all its forms in French history.
This special issue of French Historical Studies proposes to take stock of and advance this historiographical renewal. What can the production and consumption of music tell us about the shifting nature of French identity and the relationships among various constituencies in French history?
We seek a wide range of approaches to reflect the variety of recent scholarship, which includes music from outside the Hexagon. We...