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Associate Professor Kirsty Carpenter PhD, MA

Associate Professor

School of Humanities

Professional

Qualifications

  • Docteur en histoire - Paris I, Sorbonne (1993)
  • Diplôme d’Études Approfondies - Paris I, Sorbonne (1989)
  • Maîtrise d’histoire - Paris I, Sorbonne (1985)

Prizes and Awards

  • Massey University Research Fund grant of $3,000 for research on the writing of José Maria, Marquis de Souza husband of novelist Adelaide de Flahaut - Massey University (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

French Revolution and Napoleonic History 1789-1815.

The French Émigrés in Britain and Europe 1792-1815

Franco-British Literary History 1750-1870

 

 

 

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biography (210304): British History (210305): European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman) (210307): Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000)

Keywords

Modern European History

Twentieth Century History

Franco-British Women's literature 1789-1848

French Literature (Nineteenth and Twentieth Century)

New Zealand Indpendent Education History

The New Zealand and the French 1840-present

Historiography

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1

Completed Projects

Project Title: Eugenie et Mathilde by Madame de Souza - A French Revolution novel presented in its political context

Date Range: 2010 - 2012

Funding Body: Massey University

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Book

Carpenter, KA. (2017). Secularization by stealth? : ‘Emigrés in Britain during the French Revolution. In E. Johnson, & B. Banks (Eds.) The French Revolution and Religion in Global Perspective: Freedom and Faith.. US: Palgrave MacMillan
[Chapter]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA., & Zizek, J. (2014). Introduction. In French History and Civilisation: Papers from the George Rudé Seminar. H-France
[Chapter]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA., & Mansel, P. (Eds.) (1999). The French Emigrés in Europe and the Struggle against Revoluton. London: Macmillan Press Ltd now Palgrave Macmillan
[Edited Book]Edited by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA.(2014). Eugénie et Mathilde by Madame de Souza. : Modern Humanities Research Association
[Authored Book]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA., & Zizek, J. (Eds.) (2014). The Proceedings of the 18th George Rude Seminar. : H-France
[Edited Book]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2014). Emigration in politics and imaginations. In The Oxford handbook of the French revolution. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2013). The novelty of the French Emigrés in London in the 1790s. In D. Kelly, & M. Cornick (Eds.) A History of the French in London: Liberty, equality, opportunity. London: Institute of Historical Research
[Chapter]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, K.(2007). The novels of Madame de Souza in social and political perspective. United Kingdom: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
[Authored Book]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, K.(2003). Marsden women and their world: A history of Marsden School, 1878-2003. Wellington, NZ: Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
[Authored Book]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1999). London, Capital of the Emigration. In K. Carpenter, & P. Mansel (Eds.) The French Émigrés in Europe and the Struggle against Revolution 1789-1814. (pp. 43 - 68). : Macmillan Press Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, K., & Mansel, P. (Eds.) (1999). The French emigres in Europe and the struggle against Revolution 1789-1814. United Kingdom and United States: Macmillan Press Ltd
[Edited Book]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, K.(1999). Refugees of the French Revolution: Emigres in London, 1789-1802. United Kingdom: St. Martin's Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Carpenter, K.

Journal

Carpenter, KA. (1996). French Emigré Society in London in the 1790s. Jounal of Franco-British Studies. 19, 1-19
[Journal article]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2014). La Tribu indienne, ou, Édouard et Stellina presented by Cecilia A. Feilla.. NZ Journal of French Studies.
[Book Review]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2011). Chris Rooulston, Narrating Marriage in Eighteenth Century England and France. New Zealand Journal of French Studies. , 117-118
[Book Review]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2011). Lessons from America. Liberal French Nobles in Exile 1793-1798 by Doina Pasca Harsanyi. H-France. Retreived from http://www.h-france.net/vol11reviews/vol11no21Carpenter.pdf
[Book Review]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2011). Revolution and the Antiquarian Book. Reshaping the Past, 1780-1815. The British Scholar. VI(two September 2013), 293-296
[Book Review]Authored by: Carpenter, K.

Conference

Carpenter, KA. (2017, June). Keynote: French emigration and the creation of the modern refugee-activist. Presented at Connected Histories and Memories: French Emigrants in Revolutionised Europe. Nijmegen, Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2017, February). Powdered wigs and fricassees?: French Émigré nationality in Britain 1794-1797. Presented at Consortium of the Revolutionary Era. South Carolina, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2016, February). The politics of the English marriage of Charles de Flahaut. Presented at Consortium of the Revolutionary Era 1750-1850. Shreveport, Louisiana.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2016, July). ‘The French Revolution and Women’s health in emigration: the case of Madame de Souza.. Presented at 20th Georgi Rudé Seminar
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2016, March). The harp and the classical guitar in the novels of Emigration, and the ex-émigré salon’. Presented at 62nd Annual Conference of the Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville,. Tennessee, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2015, July). ‘French Refugees 1792-1940’. Presented at XXIV Conference for the Australasian Association of European Historians, War, Violence, Aftermaths: Europe and the Wider World. Newcastle University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2015, October). Keynote : ‘Les émigrées face à l’église et le mouvement des idées dans l’émigration.’. Presented at Saintes Alliances ? Politique et religions dans l’Europe de 1815. Lyon, France.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2015, October). Expérience religieuse et retour d'émigration: le témoignage des femmes de lettres. Presented at ‘Saintes Alliances, Politique et religion dans l’Europe de 1815’.. Universite de Lyon III.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2015, July). Voting with their feet: The French emigres in Britain, religion, and the struggle to maintain moral integrity. Presented at Australasian Association of European Historians. Newcastle, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2015, April). Madame de Souza, her correspondence with her son, and her relationship with Madame de Sévigné. Presented at 61th Annual Conference of the Society for French Historical Studies. Colorado Springs, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2004, November). Freedom of Speech, Social Change and the Counter-revolutionary Novel 1789-1815. Presented at Seminar in Modern French History. Institute of Historical Research, University of London.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2001, July). Marsden Women and Their World. Presented at Seminar Series, School of History, Philosophy and Politics
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2001, July). Mme de Staël and Mme de Souza: Some of the beliefs they shared. Presented at Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2000, July). Changing Attitudes to Emigration in Post-revisionist French Revolution Historiography. Presented at XIIth George Rudé Seminar. Victoria University, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1999, July). Fanny Burney, Emigration and The Wanderer. Presented at The French Emigrés in Europe 1789-1814. Juniper Hall, Surrey.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1999, July). Mme de Staël at Juniper Hall. Presented at The French Emigrés in Europe 1789-1814. French Institute, London.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1999, July). Emigré Legislation 1789-1802. Presented at The French Emigrés in Europe 1789-1814. French Institute, London.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1998, July). Marie Joseph Chénier: Poet, Deputy and Intellectual. Presented at 11th George Rudé Seminar. Sydeny.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1997, May). Dispelling the myths of Emigration. Presented at London Seminar Series, Insitute of Historical Research. University of London.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1997, July). London, Capital of the Emigration. Presented at The French Emigrés in Europe 1789-1814. London.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1996, July). The Literary Legacy of the French Emigrés. Presented at 10th George Rudé Seminar. University of Melbourne, Melbourne.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1995, July). Emigré Society in London in the 1790s. Presented at Tenth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians. Sydney.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1993, April). The French Emigrés in London 1789-1802. Presented at Seminar Series French History. Merton College, Oxford.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1993, March). War and the Emigré Women. Presented at French History Society Conference. University of Warwick.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1993, February). The French Emigrés in London 1789-1802. Presented at Seminar Series, Institute of Historical Research. University of London, London.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2014, July). The French Revolution and the modern classical guitar, 1789-1815. Presented at 19th George Rude Seminar. Melbourne.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2014, April). The orphans of Quiberon, and the establishment of the French émigré school at Penn. Presented at 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. Montreal.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2013, July). Nineteenth-Century Accounts of Emigrés and Emigration during the French Revolution 1789-1815. Presented at Australasian Association for European History. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2012, May). The novelty value of the French émigrés in London in the 1790s. Presented at London French Project. London, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, K. (2012, July). Madame de Souza, Charles de Flahaut de la Billarderie and Franco-British relations 1811-1817. Presented at 18th George Rude Seminar in French History and Civilisation. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, K. (2010, June). Individual protest versus nationality and law during the French Revolution: The case of the female-authored novel. Presented at Society for the Study of French History 24th Annual Conference. Newcastle, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, K. (2010, July). An honourable path? The integration of emigration into Revolution scholarship. Presented at French Revolution in 2010: the Bicentenary comes of age?. Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, K. (2010, August). The British dilemma of the French Revolution: Refugee relief for the ci-devant wealthy. Presented at Refugees, History, Human Rights Seminar. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, K. (2008). Challenging the patriarchal family and the patriarchal state in the novels of Madame de Souza. In Sixteenth George Rude Seminar in French History and Civilisation: Abstracts, Sixteenth George Rude Seminar in French History and Civilisation Australia: Centre for the History of European Discourses, The University of Queensland
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, K. (2008, July). Challenging the patriarchal family and the patriarchal state in the novels of Madame de Souza. Presented at Sixteenth George Rude Seminar in French History and Civilisation. Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, K. (2008, November). The problem of courtly romance and the woman writer at the time of the Revolution [Le problematique du roman courtois et de la femme auteur a l'epoque de la Revolution]. Presented at The Discourse on Equality / Inequality of Women and Men of 1750 in the Aftermath of the French Revoluiton [Les discours sur l’égalité/inégalité des femmes et des hommes, de 1750 aux lendemains de la Révolution fraçaise]. Paris, France.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, K. (2004, June). L'émigration ou le premieré chec de co-habitation de la droite et de la gauche dans la France républicaine. Presented at 50th Congres annuel of the Society for French Historical Studies. Paris, France.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1999). Marie Joseph Chénier: Poet, Deputy and Intellectual. In M. Aldrich, & M. Lyons (Eds.) The Sphinx in the Tuileries and other essays in Modern French History. (pp. 27 - 39). Sydney: The 11th George Rude Seminar
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1996). The Literary Legacy of the French Emigrés. In C. Sowerwine, & P. McPhee (Eds.) Society and the Politics of Memory: Proceedings of the Tenth George Rudé Seminar on French History and Civilisation. : George Rudé Seminar
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Carpenter, K.

Other

Carpenter, KA. (2015, June). French Revolution : Consequences. In Wanganui Collegiate School.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2015, June). French Revolution : Causes. In Wanganui Collegiate School.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2015, February). ‘Madame de Souza : Émigrée, Novelist, and Conspirator : or how one aristocratic woman survived the French Revolution without a penny!’.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2001, June). Marsden School in Collective Memory.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (1999, July). School of History, Philosophy and Politics. In School of History, Philosophy and Politics.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2012, May). Madame de Souza: Le métier d’une femme-auteur. Presented at Toulouse II, universite de Toulouse le Mirail.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2011). Chris Rooulston, Narrating Marriage in Eighteenth Century England and France. (pp. 117 - 118).
[Other]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2006, February). La Révolution françasie, comment se concoit-elle de la Nouvelle Zélande?.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA. (2003, March). Writing a school history. : Carncot School.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA.Doina Pasca Harsanyi Lessons from America. Liberal French Nobles in Exile 1793-1798.
[Other]Authored by: Carpenter, K.
Carpenter, KA.La Tribu indienne, ou, Édouard et Stellina presented by Cecilia A. Feilla..
[Other]Authored by: Carpenter, K.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • July 2002 to Dec 2003 - Marsden School
    Commissioned School History

Languages

  • French
    Last used: 2014
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0

Teaching

French Revolution

Napoleonic Wars

Nineteenth & Twentieth Century World History

Advanced Historiography

 

 

 

 

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Alistair Watts - PhD
    'Liaisons dangereuses?' The influence of France on the options and opportunities for New Zealand 1918-1939

Media and Links

Media

  • 28 Apr 2015 - Newspaper
    The Whanganui History Seminar Series
    This article profiled Bill Greenwood the third of the presenters at the Whanganui History Seminar organised by Dr Kirsty Carpenter of the Massey History Programme and Gillian Tasker at the Alexander H
  • 26 May 2016 - Newspaper
    MU History Seminar focuses on MP John Bryce
    Article introduces Whanganui Seminar Series speaker Moyra Cooke and her subject that was the subject of her MA controversial MP John Bryce.
  • 24 Jun 2016 - Newspaper
    Final Massey History Seminar on Rev Richard Taylor
    Article on presenter Huia Kirk the final speaker in the 2016 seminar series at St Paul's Memorial Church, Putiki.
  • 18 Jun 2015 - Newspaper
    The Whanganui History Seminar
    This article profile Huia Kirk whose seminar had to be postponed due to the emergency declared in Whanganui becuase of flooding. It will take place on 2 August and it will be the final seminar in the
  • 18 Feb 2016 - Newspaper
    MU History Seminars return to Whanganui
    Article about the seminar series with full details and a photo of organisers Gillian Tasker from the Alexander Research and Heritage Library and Ass Pro Kirsty Carpenter
  • 16 Mar 2017 - Newspaper
    Massey Unvierstiy Whanganui History Series Returns
    Coverage of the programme for the third series of Whanganui History Seminars organised by Kirsty Carpenter and Sandy Nepia for the District Library with photo
  • 14 Jun 2015 - Newspaper
    The Whanganui History Seminar
    This artlcle profiled the second seminar in the Whanganui History Series by Liz Ward on Depression Poltics in Wanganui and promoted the seminar series organised by Kirsty Carpenter and Gillian Tasker
  • 13 May 2015 - Newspaper
    The Whanganui History Seminar
    The Community Newspaper profiled the article on Whanganui's rich local HIstory under the spotlight that appeared in the Massey Newsletter. It promoted the seminar that began on 3 May and went till mi
  • 12 May 2016 - Newspaper
    Author talking on Te Whiti O Rongomai and Parihaka
    Article about presenter at the Whanganui History Seminar Series on Sunday 15 May Danny Keenan at the Alexander Research and Heritage Library part of the MU History Seminars.
  • 11 Apr 2016 - Newspaper
    Early Champion of gender equality
    The Wanganui Chronicle ran an article on the popular seminar by Monica Webb that had taken place on Sunday 10 April that had drawn a crowd of 35
  • 06 Apr 2016 - Newspaper
    Talk covers early women's rights fighter
    Article on the Whanganui History Seminar Series and its organisers, Associate Professor Kirsyt Carpenter (full photo) and Gillian Tasker from the Alexander Research and Heritage Library.
  • 02 May 2015 - Newspaper
    The Whanganui History Seminar
    The first Whanganui History Seminar was reported in the Whanganui Chronicle advertising in particular the first seminar by David Littlewood for 3 May 2015 and the five subsequent ones on the poster pr

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