About the Society

On 4 July 2001, following the annual conference of the Society for French Studies in University College Dublin, a meeting was held to inaugurate The Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (SDN).


The aims of the society are:

  • To provide a forum for the promotion and dissemination of research in nineteenth-century French and Francophone studies in the UK and Ireland
  • To encourage interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to the ‘long’ nineteenth century (1789-1914) in France and Francophone countries, embracing linguistic, literary, historical, cultural and philosophical perspectives
  • To foster nineteenth-century French studies in the postgraduate community
  • To organise an annual conference, and to establish an international, fully-refereed journal
  • To liaise with related societies in the UK, USA, and France