The scientific committee for the Centenary Partnership Program
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