My name is Louis Clerc. I am a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary History in the University of Turku, Finland.
My research interests are in contemporary international history. More specifically, I deal with the History of Franco-Nordic relations, public diplomacy and the history of diplomatic practices. My PhD dealt with French policy in Northern Europe during the Interwar period.
My teaching activities mostly concern the History of international relations and the History of European Integration.
La Finlande et l’Europe du Nord dans la diplomatie francaise, 1918-1940 (Peter Lang, 2011)
Suomen asialla? Yksityiset ja julkiset toimijat kansainvälisessä yhteistyössä (Ajankohta 2013), Tiina Lintunen & Louis Clerc (eds.)
Aatteesta instituutioksi. Euroopan unionin historia ja rakenteet
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A tough one: how to write about a thing so difficult to define? The organization Eurooppalainen Suomi asked me to contribute to a report dealing with the question. That was a good occasion to get acquainted with writings on the … Continue reading
I recently received issue 17 of the Revue d’Histoire Nordique / Nordic Historical Review. This issue is dedicated to World War II as seen from the Nordic Countries, with a special focus on Norway. The selection of articles is quite … Continue reading
Catching up on things after a spring of writing about Public Diplomacy and EU-integration, I notice the issue of New Global Studies that Giles Scott-Smith edited. The issue deals with diplomatic entrepreneurs under the heading “Who is a Diplomat – … Continue reading
A very short teaser for whatever I will write on this blog about France after this spring’s European elections. This piece in Slate.fr touches a very interesting and important point: the rise of the FN is not only the result … Continue reading
I was going to write something on the general results of the European elections, but I keep coming back to France and to the results there. So let’s split this into two parts: first part on the European level; second … Continue reading
COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL FORME(S) DE LA DIPLOMATIE, Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, 12-13th June 2014
The International Seminar on Forms of Diplomacy organized by the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès approaches. That’s one I would have liked to attend. Oh well… For those of you in the vicinity of Toulouse mid-June, here is the conference blog: … Continue reading