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Bronson Long

Dr. Bronson Long


Associate Professor of History

Director of Global Initiatives and Study Abroad

Georgia Highlands College

3175 Cedartown Highway

Rome, GA 30161

Office: F-142a, Floyd campus

Office phone: 706-368-7618

E-mail: blong@highlands.edu


Schedule, Fall Semester 2017

Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., or by appointment


Class Schedule:


Mondays and Wednesdays:


Western Civilization I, H1121/F1, CRN# 80715, 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m., Lakeview 123

Western Civilization I, H1121/F2, CRN# 80716, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Lakeview 123

Western Civilization II, H1122/F1, CRN# 80718, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Lakeview 123

Most recent: Book, No Easy Occupation: French Control of the German Saar, 1944-1957 (Rochester, New York: Camden House, 2015)
For more on my publications, see my complete Curriculum Vitae below. 
Courses taught at Georgia Highlands College:
Western Civilization, American History, World Civilization





Bronson Long





Ph.D. History, Indiana University, August 2002-December 2007

Major: Modern European History, Concentration in French and German History

Minor: Modern Eastern European and Russian History

Outside Minor: Political Science

Dissertation: “The Saar dispute in Franco-German relations and European integration: French diplomacy, cultural politics and the construction of European identity in the Saar 1944-1957.” Committee: Carl Ipsen (chair), Mark Roseman, Irwin Wall, Rebecca Spang


M.A. History, The University of Georgia, August 1998-May 2000

Concentration: Modern European History

Thesis: “Charles de Gaulle, Konrad Adenauer and Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi: A Certain Carolingian Idea of Europe and the Emergence of European Interdependence, 1943-1963.” Directed by Professor John Morrow


B.A. History and French, cum laude, North Georgia College and State University, September 1994-June 1998



Attended seminar courses on the History of European integration, Université  de Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, France, September 2005-June 2006

German language student, Bildungswerk des Bielefelder Schulvereins (BiBiS), Bielefeld, Germany, Grundstufe III certificate awarded, September 2001-March 2002

High School Exchange student, Lycée Jean Guehenno, Flers, France, Baccalauréat exam in Philosophy (TA1) attempted, September 1993-June 1994



English (native speaker), French (fluent), German (very good), Italian, (reading knowledge), Spanish (beginner)






No Easy Occupation: French Control of the German Saar, 1944-1957 (Rochester, New York: Camden House, 2015)




“Saarlanders into Germans: The role of football in the formation of national identity in post-war Europe”, Football Studies, October 2007

“Complicating Europe: Transatlantic relations and the origins of the Saar dispute 1944-1949”, Atlantic Affairs Journal, Spring 2007


Chapters in a volume:


“De-Prussianizing the Saar: Lessons from the Second World War and the French Path

 to European Integration,” in France and its Spaces of War: Experience, Memory, Image, ed. Patricia M. E. Lorcin and Daniel Brewer (New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009), 87-101.




Review, together with Steve Blankenship, Jayme Feagin and Karen Huggin of Steven L. Danver, editor’s Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating History’s Intriguing Questions, four volumes, in Teach History-A Journal of Methods, Fall 2012.

Review of James M. Lang’s On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching, in Teaching History-A Journal of Methods, Fall 2008.




Georgia Conference on College and University Teaching, “One Topic, Multiple Perspectives: 

     The Case for Interdisciplinary Faculty Research & Teaching Groups,” Kennesaw, GA,

     February 2012

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) convention, “Dealing with Trauma and 

     Reclaiming Their Selves: Women in the Francophone and Modern World,” Atlanta, GA,

     November 2011, panel commentator

Young Harris College History conference "Remembrances: Constructing Narratives of Wars of   

     the 19th and 20th centuries," Young Harris, GA, March 2011, "Remembering and Forgetting

     War: The German Saar under French occupation, 1945-1947," Won third prize for best paper

      at this conference

Southeastern World History Association annual conference, Kennesaw, GA, October 2010,

     “Saarlanders into Frenchmen? Memory and identity in the Saar, 1946-1947”

Georgia Association of Historians annual conference, Dahlonega, GA, February 2009,

    organized a panel entitled “Negotiating Identity at the Frontier of American Memory: From    

    the New South through the First World War” , presented paper “Mussolini’s gift to Rome,

    Georgia: The Capitoline Wolf and the projection of new identities”

Society for French Historical Studies annual conference, Houston, TX, March 2007,

     organized a panel entitled “Colonization or reconciliation?: French cultural policy in

     occupied Germany following the Second World War”, presented paper “Saarlanders

     into Europeans?: French cultural policies in the occupation of the Saar and in the

     attempt to make it Europe’s ‘District of Columbia’ 1945-1957”

Spaces of War: France and the Francophone World, Minneapolis, MN, October 2006,

     “De-Prussianizing the Saar: Lessons from the Second World War and the French Path

       to European Integration”

The Annual Paul Lucas Conference in History, Bloomington, IN, March 2005,

     “The Black Book of Communism Debate: Post-Communist Identity in Europe and


The Annual Paul Lucas Conference in History, Bloomington, IN, April 2004,

     “Lebensraum Inverted: The Integration of Ethnic German Expellees and Refugees

      from Eastern Europe into West German Society, 1944-1960”

Memorial Conference for Prof. William B. Cohen, Bloomington, IN, December 2003, 

     “Confederation versus Integration: De Gaulle and the continuing debate over

      European unity”






Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA), Georgia Highlands College and Southern Polytechnic State University, co-authored successful grant application with Raj Sashti of Southern Polytechnic State University, grant for August 2011-May 2012

The American Council on Germany, Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship, one month travel grant to Germany, May-June 2007

Bourse Chateaubriand (Sciences Sociales et Humaines), French Government Dissertation Fellowship, September 2005-June 2006

European Union travel grant (for MA thesis research in Paris), February 2000-March 2000




Indiana University History Department Semester Dissertation Fellowship, August-December 2006 (declined)

William B. Cohen Memorial Fellowship, April 2006   

Indiana University Dissertation Grant-in-Aid, April 2005

Solt Travel Award, April 2005




American Historical Association

Society for French Historical Studies

Georgia Association of Historians





Service to the University System of Georgia:


Member of the General Education Council, October 2013-present

Member of Executive Committee, Regents Academic Advisory Committee on History (RAACH), University System of Georgia, February 2010-Februrary 2013

Chairman, Regents Academic Advisory Committee on History (RAACH), University System of Georgia, February 2011-February 2012

Faculty reader, Études Historiques, undergraduate History journal for the University System of Georgia, February 2009-present


Service to Georgia Highlands College:


Director of Global Initiatives and Study Abroad, Georgia Highlands College, Formulated Study Abroad policies, Promoted Study Abroad trips, Fostered Global Awareness, June 2010-present

Representative from Georgia Highlands College to the System Council on International Education (SCIE) and University System of Georgia Study Abroad Committee, June 2010-present

Advisor, Phi Kappa Theta, September 2009-present

Member, tenure-track and lecturer History positions Search Committee, Georgia Highlands College, June-July 2010

Committee Chair, Search Committee, tenure-track History position, Georgia Highlands College, April-May 2009

Facilitator, History Assessment Team, Georgia Highlands College, September 2008-August 2010

Member, Web Management Committee, Georgia Highlands College, August 2008-August 2010

Member, Student Affairs Committee, Georgia Highlands College, August 2008-August 2010

Georgia Highlands College representative, Regents Academic Advisory Committee on History (RAACH), University System of Georgia, Georgia Highlands College representative, April 2008-present

Member, tenure-track History position Search Committee, Georgia Highlands College, April-May 2008





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