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Event: using the IHR Collections- Senate House Library

On Monday 11 December, Matthew Shaw, the librarian of the Institute of Historical Research, will be delivering a talk after lunch on the Library’s francophone collections at Senate House Library and then leading a tour of the IHR library from 14.00-16.00 (followed by optional tea in the IHR Common Room). There are still 3 spaces …

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Feature Archive: La Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) – site François Mitterrand

Laura Boyd is a PhD Student at the University of Leeds working on representations of enlisted non-combatants in the British and French Armies during the Great War. Here she talks about working with First World War Archives at the BNF.

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Feature Archive : La Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) – site Richelieu-Louvois

David Nicoll (University of Warwick) works on Protestant noble identity during the Wars of Religion in France. Here, he discusses his research at the Richelieu-Louvois site of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

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Feature Archive: The ANOM in Aix-en-Provence

In this month’s Feature Archive, Dr Arthur Asseraf (All Souls, Oxford), who works on foreign news in colonial Algeria in 1881-1940, discusses the Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer (ANOM) in Aix-en-Provence.  The Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer (ANOM, formerly known as CAOM) is the repository for the archives of the French state’s activities in its overseas possessions.  It is an …

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Feature Archive: The Bibliothèque Schœlcher in Martinique

Antonia Wimbush (University of Birmingham) explores literature, gender and migration in the French postcolonial context. Here, she discusses the research she carried out in the Martinique, and in particular the Bibliothèque Schœlcher.  My doctoral thesis offers a re-conceptualisation of exile in the Francophone postcolonial context. It analyses autobiographical narratives published by four women writers from Algeria, …

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Feature Archive: Archives at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle. By Ian Stewart (LSE)

The Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle provides one of the more relaxed research settings in Paris. Located in 5ème arrondissement in France’s national botanical garden – the Jardin des Plantes – the Muséum has its own central library that can be accessed either through the gardens themselves (free to stroll through) or directly off of Rue …

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Feature Archive: Médiathèque Abdelmalek Sayad, Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, Paris

  The Médiathèque Abdelmalek Sayad is a little known, under-utilised resource. It is housed in the Palais de la Porte Dorée, the former Musée des Colonies, built for the 1931 Colonial exhibition. This building is now home to the Musée Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, opened in 2012. I used the médiathèque most recently to …

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Feature Archive: The Bibliothèque nationale de France.

In this month’s Feature Archive Section, Philippa Lewis (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Bristol) talks us through the process of researching at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. In a recent interview, the former president of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Bruno Racine, discussed the evolving nature of the library in the age of mass digitisation. The …

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Feature Archive: The Fonds Michel Chomarat at the Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon

In this month’s Feature Archive, Dan Callwood talks us through the Fonds Michel Chomarat at the Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon.  Dan  is a PhD candidate in the school of history at Queen Mary University of London working on an AHRC-funded project provisionally entitled ‘Experiencing France’s gay liberation “moment” 1968-82’ supervised by Julian Jackson. The acceptance of LGBT …