French Colonial Historical Society

Established: 1974. Membership: 150. Annual dues: US $40 regular/$50 Canadian; US $20 student/$25 Canadian.


Statement of Purpose: The French Colonial Historical Society encourages interest in the scholarly study of all French colonizing activity and in the history of all French colonies. It provides its members with various channels, including newsletters, annual meetings, a web site, and French Colonial History, a refereed journal published by Michigan State University Press. The society awards the Heggoy Prize annually for an outstanding book on French colonial history, and it presents the Eccles Prize to the best paper by a graduate student delivered at an FCHS conference and subsequently submitted for publication by the Society. The French Colonial Historical Society is registered as a non-profit corporation in the State of Indiana (no. 197505-436).

Annual Meeting: May

Publications: French Colonial History, quarterly journal; Papers from the French Colonial Historical Society; FCHS Newsletter, triennially

French Colonial Historical Soc.
Dept. of Hist., Buffalo State Coll.
C230 Classroom Bldg.
Buffalo, NY 14222

Primary Contact: Kenneth J. Orosz, Pres.


Kenneth J. Orosz
State Univ. of New York, Coll. at Buffalo

Vice President
Nathalie H. Dessens
Univ. de Toulouse le Mirail

Past President
Ruth Ginio
Ben Gurion Univ. of the Negev

Jennifer L. Palmer
Univ. of Georgia

Newsletter Editor
Judith A. DeGroat
Saint Lawrence Univ.