Kevin Broucke | Department of History

Kevin Broucke

Email: KevinBroucke@my.unt.edu

Dissertation title: "Triumph in the Balkans. The French Army during the Macedonian Campaign of World War I, 1915-1918."

Supervisor: Dr. Geoffrey Wawro

Specialty Areas: Modern European History, Modern French History (From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries). Modern German History. (From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries). Race, Society and Civil Rights in the United States. War and Society. Modern Military History. World War I. The French Army in World War I. Napoleonic History. France in Africa and the Middle East. Minorities in the American, British, and French Armed forces.

I am a fifth year Ph.D. candidate (ABD), and Teaching Fellow/Assistant with the Department of History. I specialize in Modern European History, History of Warfare, and the French Army in World War I on the Western Front and the Balkans. I have a passion for Military History as my grandfather served and fought with the French army in World War II. I earned my B.A. in history (2010) from the Université de Montréal, Canada, my M.A. in the History of Warfare (2014) from the University of Birmingham, England. Moreover, I presented papers at several national and international conferences in the United States, Germany, and Ireland. Originally, I hail from Marseille, France and I am married to Chrystal, together we raise four children: Aurélie and Marlène (both 8), Emmanuel (7), and Sandrine (5). I love baseball, basketball, and football, and support the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Additional information:

Academic Awards:

  • Academic Achievement Award for 2016-2017 for $1,000.
  • History Excellence Scholarship for 2017-2018 for $1,000.
  • The CLASS Dean's Graduate Scholarship for 2018-2019 for $1,000.
  • The Major General Olinto Mark Barsanti Graduate Fellowship in Military History Fund for 2019-2020 for $7,500.
  • The Nation's Heritage Scholarship for 2020-2021 for $500.

Conferences and Presentations:

  • "Spearhead to Victory. Marshal Jean Lannes and the Reserve Corps at the Battle of Friedland, 14 June 1807." Presented at the Fifteenth International Napoleonic Congress of the International Napoleonic Society, July 10-14, 2017, in Trier, Germany.
  • "The New Vision of Ethnic Minorities in the Historiography of the First World War." Presented at the Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, October 6-8, 2017, at the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Colorado.
  • "Macedonia 1918. The Year of Victory." Presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, April 5-8, 2018, at the University of Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • "A French Proconsul in Damascus. General Henri Gouraud (1867-1946) and the Establishment of the French Mandate in Syria and Lebanon, 1919-1922." Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, November 15-18, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas.
  • "A Friendship Forged in Fire: French and Serbian Soldiers and Veterans during the First World War and Inter-War period." Presented at the Centre for War Studies Conference, March 28-30, 2019, at University College Dublin, Ireland.
  • "Perceptions and Realities of the 'Mediterranean East' by the French soldiers who served in the Dardanelles and Macedonia." Presented at the Imperial Legacies of 1919 Conference, April 19-20, 2019, at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
  • "A Fraternity of Arms: Franco - Serbian Relationships during the First World War era." Presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, May 9-12, 2019, at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.


Languages:

  • French: Fluent, native language.
  • German: Advanced knowledge.
  • Spanish: Conversational.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

  • Student Fellow of the Military History Center of the University of North Texas.
  • Graduate Student Member of the Society for Military History (SMH).
  • Fellow with the International Napoleonic Society.
  • Phi Alpha Theta. History Honor Society.
  • UNT History Department Graduate Social Society.

Publications:

  • M.A. Thesis, "Triumph in the Balkans: Anglo-French Co-operation in Macedonia during the First World War." Published in 2014 on the scholarly website: www.academia.edu
  • Scholarly paper, "The New Vision of Ethnic Minorities in the Historiography of the First World War." Published in 2014 on the scholarly website: www.academia.edu
  • Journal article: "Spearhead to Victory. Marshal Jean Lannes and the Reserve Corps at the Battle of Friedland, 14 June 1807." Published in the International Napoleonic Society Journal, December 2018.
  • Journal article (forthcoming): "Perceptions and realities of the 'Mediterranean East' by the French soldiers who served in Macedonian Campaign of World War I." To be published in the British Journal of Military History (BJMH).

Travel Grants:

  • The 2017 International Napoleonic Society Congress in Trier, Germany, July 10-14, 2017. $1,300.
  • The Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, at the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Colorado, October 6-8, 2017. $1,000.
  • The 85th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, at the University of Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky, April 5-8, 2018. $700.
  • The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, in San Antonio, Texas, November 15-18, 2018. $500.
  • The Centre for War Studies Conference. Post-War Transitions in Europe Politics, States and Veterans (1918-1923), at University College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, March 28-30, 2019.$1, 555.
  • The 86th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, May 9-12, 2019. $500.

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