The holder of an agrégation in history, Stéphane Gacon is Associate Professor at the University of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and is a member of the Centre Georges Chevrier (UMR CNRS 7366). His research explores the social and political history of modern France, in particular the resolution of conflicts, the nature of the republican system, and relations between history and memory. He has focused on practices of clemency in France, seeking to assess their specificities in comparison to similar practices elsewhere in Europe and the world during the modern period. He has notably published L’amnistie. De la Commune à la guerre d’Algérie (Seuil, 2002), and participated in various volumes on clemency and forgetting, including Pour une histoire connectée et transnationale des épurations en Europe au sortir de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, edited by Marc Bergère, Jonas Campion, Emmanuel Droit, Dominik Rigoll, and Marie-Bénédicte Vincent (Peter Lang, 2017).