Some news on the research front from various Stirling staff members. David Murphy‘s article ‘The Emergence of a Black France, 1985-2015: history, race and identity’ was published in Nottingham French Studies in 2015 (Vol. 54.3, pages 238-52). Aedín ní Loingsigh’s article ‘Tourism Devlopment and the Premier Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres’ was also published in the Irish Journal of French Studies in 2015 (Vol. 15, pages 77-95) and her chapter on ‘African Travel Writing’ also came out last year in The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing, edited by Carl Thompson. And Cristina Johnston‘s chapter on ‘Tehran, Vienna, Paris. The Cultural Geographies of Persepolis’ has just been published in a Routledge edited collection on Bicultural Literature and Film in French and English (edited by Peter Barta and Phil Powrie).