The next seminar in the London Socialist Historians spring term series is on Monday 22nd February, 5.30pm, Room 304(third floor) Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet St, WC1.
David Drake will speak on his new book, Paris at War 1939-1944.
David Drake was Head of French and Head of Modern Languages at Middlesex University before teaching at the Institut d’études européennes (IEE) at Paris VIII University until he retired.
He has published extensively on French intellectuals and politics and has gained an international reputation as a Sartre scholar. He was President of the UK Sartre Society, co-edited Sartre Studies International for many years and has accepted invitations to lecture on Sartre in Britain, France, Ireland, North America and China.
In 2005 his contribution to the promotion of French culture was recognised by the French government when he was made a Chevalier dans l'ordre des palmes académiques.
Paris at War is his fourth book.