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QMCECS Seminar: Colin Jones (9 December 2015)

December 3, 2015

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Colin Jones
(Queen Mary University of London)

Maximilien Robespierre and a Life in a Day of the French Revolution

Colin Jones (CBE) is Professor of History at QMUL. He is a social and cultural historian of France whose interests focus around the eighteenth century. He has published widely and is the author or editor of around 20 books of eighteenth century France and the French Revolution, the history of medicine, and physiognomy and caricature. His most recent monograph is The Smile Revolution in 18th Century Paris (2014). He is currently working on a project that focuses on the day of 9 Thermidor when Robespierre was overthrown.

Chair: Miles Ogborn

Time: 5.00-7.00pm.

Venue: Seminar Room, Lock-Keeper’s Cottage Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End, London, E1 4NS

Convenors: Prof Markman Ellis, English (; Prof Colin Jones, History (; Prof Miles Ogborn, Geography (; Prof Amanda Vickery, History (, Prof Barbara Taylor, English and History (, Prof John Barrell, English (

[Travel instructions: Central Line or District Line to Mile End. Exit tube station, turn left down Mile End Road, cross Burdett Road, go under the Mile End Green Bridge (a large yellow bridge), over the canal, and the college is on the left. The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage is the third building on the right].

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