Category: Feature Archive

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Feature Archive: Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques

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.

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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, …