Alex Hurlow is a third year PhD student at the University of Manchester, working on the renegotiation of Norman identities after the ‘Loss of Normandy’. Here he talks about the resources available for historians of France at the John Rylands Library.
Sasha Rasmussen is in the second year of her doctorate at the University of Oxford, exploring the sensory worlds inhabited by women in Paris and St Petersburg, 1900-1913. Here she talks about the archives available for historians of music at the BNF, in their musée de l’Opéra and Musique-Louvois collections.
David Foulk is a PhD candidate at Oriel College, Oxford, where he is researching economic and financial considerations relating to the French Resistance. Here he talks about the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
Antonia Perna is a PhD candidate in History at Durham University, who is studying the ways in which children and adolescents participated in the political culture of the French Revolution. She recently undertook a short-term research exchange fellowship at the Newberry Library, Chicago, and the John Rylands Research Institute, Manchester. Here she talks about her research at the Newberry Library.
Claire Eldridge is an Associate Professor in Modern European History at the University of Leeds, whose work focuses on the histories and memories of the different ethno-religious communities that comprised French Algeria. Here she talks about the Centre de Documentation Historique sur l’Algérie in Aix-en-Provence.
James Illingworth is a Teaching Fellow in French at the University of Leicester. He recently completed a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast examining the representation of the body in the works of George Sand. Here he talks about his research at the Bowes Museum in County Durham.
Camille Mahé is a PhD student at Sciences Po Paris and the University of Warwick, working on children’s experiences of the post-war period in Western Europe. Here she talks about the Archives départementales du Calvados.
Tabitha Baker is a PhD Student at the University of Warwick, whose thesis is entitled ‘The Embroidery Trade in Eighteenth Century France’. Here she talks about using the Archives départementales du Rhône in Lyon.
Lenny Hodges is a third year PhD student at King’s College London, who works on French Compagnie des Indes in the first half of the eighteenth century. Here he talks about using the National Archives of India Records Centre in Puducherry.
Talitha Ilacqua is a PhD student in History at King’s College London. Her research focuses on local and national identities in the French Basque country between 1780 and 1860. Here she writes about using the Archives départmentales of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques in Bayonne.