The French History Blog has recently added a new page, the French Archive Directory. In this post, William Rispin discusses how researchers can make best use of this resource.
Kaylee P. Alexander is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. Her dissertation research focuses on the visual culture of the cemetery and the market for funerary monuments in nineteenth-century Paris. Here she talks about the resources available for historians of France at the Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris.
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.