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Eugen Weber Book Award

The UCLA Department of History is pleased to announce that

CHRISTINE HAYNES,

Professor of History at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, has been awarded the inaugural Weber Book Award.  A biennial prize for the best book in modern French history (post 1815) over the previous two years, this award is named for the eminent French historian Eugen Weber (1925-2007) and brings a cash award of $15,000.

Dr. Haynes' book Our Friends the Enemies:  The Occupation of France After Napoleon (Harvard, 2018) is a highly original analysis of the occupation of France following the Napoleonic wars.  Using a vast, multinational array of archival sources, it presents an unforgettable portrait of the actions and experiences of every layer of French society in defeat--from peasants and their families, to urban dwellers and officials, to Louis XVIII.

Honorable Mention was awarded to James E. Connolly, Lecturer in Modern French History in the French Department at University College London, for The Experience of the Occupation in the Nord, 1914-1918:  Living with the Enemy in First World War France (Manchester University Press, 2018), a well-crafted study of the German occupation in the Nord during World War I.

The winner will be visiting the UCLA campus to speak on her book on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

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Christine Haynes with UCLA History Department Chair Carla Pestana

Christine Haynes with UCLA History Department Chair Carla Pestana

Award Committee Member Bonnie Smith (Rutgers), Winner Christine Haynes (UNC Charlotte), UCLA History Department Chair Carla Pestsna, Award Committee Member Sarah Shurts (Bergen Community College)

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