Welcome to The French Colonial Historical Society

The French Colonial Historical Society encourages interest in the scholarly study of all French colonizing activity and in the history of all French colonies. It provides its members with various channels, including newsletters, annual meetings, a web site [www.frenchcolonial.org], and French Colonial History, a refereed journal published by Michigan State University Press. The Society awards the Heggoy and Boucher Prizes annually for outstanding books on French colonial history, and it presents the Eccles Prize to the best paper by a graduate student delivered at an FCHS conference and subsequently submitted for publication by the Society.

The FCHS is pleased to host the #Parissyllabus project, which can be accessed here. This is an ongoing effort to collect readings to help teachers put the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks in historical perspective. Suggestions and contributions can be posted to Twitter using the hashtag #Parissyllabus or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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