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The scientific committee for the Centenary Partnership Program

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The First World War Centenary Partnership Program will make use of the work of a scientific pluridisciplinary committee, made up of qualified figures and researchers from France and abroad specialising in the First World War. This committee will be chaired by the historian Antoine Prost, professor emeritus in modern history at the University of Paris I, and specialist in 20th century social history.

The main task of the scientific committee for the First World War Centenary Partnership Program is to provide opinions and recommendations to the Board of Directors of the First World War Centenary Partnership Program on the focus and content of the commemorative program for the Centenary. The chairman of the scientific committee is an ex-officio member of the board of directors of the Centenary Partnership Program.

The scientific committee also takes part in the editorial and scientific aspects of the running of the Centenary Partnership Program’s Internet site in particular its scientific section.

Through its six theme based commissions, the scientific committee also assists the Centenary Partnership Program in the work it does in assessing the different projects and proposals that are submitted to it concerning the process of obtaining the “Centenary certification”.

The six theme based commissions on the scientific committee are each run by a member of the scientific committee:

  • Scientific commission: Mr Stéphane AUDOIN-ROUZEAU ;
  • Educational commission: Mr Laurent WIRTH ;
  • International commission: Mr. Robert FRANK ;
  • “Cultural productions” commission: Mrs Isabelle NEUSCHWANDER ;
  • “Development and digital resources”  commission: Mr Nicolas OFFENSTADT ;
  • “Commemorative program” commission: Mr Antoine PROST.

Composition of the scientific committee of the First World War Centenary Partnership Program

Jean-Paul AMAT, Professor in geography at the Paris-Sorbonne University, chairman of the society of friends of the Army museum

Stéphane AUDOIN-ROUZEAU, Director of studies at the EHESS, chairman of the International Centre for research at the Museum of the Great War

André BACH, Historian, Vice-chairman of the Collective for international research and debate on the 1914-1918 war.

Annette BECKER, Professor of Modern History at the Paris Ouest University Nanterre La Défense

Alain BERGOUNIOUX, Historian, National Education Chief Inspector

Rémi CAZALS, Professor of Modern History at Toulouse-le-Mirail University

Jean-François CHANET, Professor of Modern History at Lille III University, University Professor at the Paris Institute of political studies

François COCHET, Professor of Modern History at the University of Metz

Emmanuelle CRONIER, Research fellow at the University of Birmingham

Olivier FORCADE, Professor of Modern History at the Paris-Sorbonne University

Frédéric GUELTON, Historian, former Army department head at the History Department of la Défense

David GUILLET, Head curator for Heritage, Deputy Director of the Army Museum

Valérie HANNIN, Editorial Director for the monthly journal L'Histoire

John HORNE, Emeritus Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin

Elise JULIEN, Senior lecturer in Modern History at the Lille Institute of political studies

Gerd KRUMEICH, Professor emeritus of Modern History at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf

Yves LE MANER, Historian, Director of the History program, commemoration for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region

André LOEZ, Professor of History for the preparatory classes at the Georges Braque Lycée (Senior School) in Paris, Senior lecturer at the Paris Institute for political studies

Agnès MAGNIEN, Director of the National Archives

Bernard MARIS, Economist, Scientific advisor for the First World War Centenary Partnership Program 

Raphael MULLER, Historian, Head of Affairs at the Department for European and international relations at the Ministry of Education

Isabelle NEUSCHWANDER, Head curator for heritage and former Director of the National Archives

Philippe NIVET, Professor of Modern History at the Jules Verne University of Picardy

Nicolas OFFENSTADT, Senior lecturer at the Paris I University

Marie-Noëlle POLINO, General Secretary of the Association for the History of the Railways

Stéfanie PREZIOSO, Professor at the Faculty of Social and Political sciences at the University of Lausanne

Anne RASMUSSEN, Senior lecturer at the Strasbourg I Louis Pasteur University

Sir Hew STRACHAN, Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford

Valérie TESNIERE, Head Librarian for Heritage, Director of the Library of Modern International Documentation

Laurent VEYSSIERE, Head Curator for heritage, Delegation Head for cultural heritage at the Department  of Remembrance, Heritage and the Archives  of the Ministry of Defence

Arndt WEINRICH, Historian, Research fellow at the Institute for German History in Paris

Jay WINTER, Professor of Modern History at the University of Yale

Laurent WIRTH, Honorary Dean of the History and Geography Group of the National Board of Education