John William Sutcliffe IV is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Leeds. His research explores the means by which senior military officers negotiated the armed forces’ adaptation to the ‘atomic age’ under the Fourth Republic. Here he discusses the primary-source material available to historians at the Archives nationales’ Pierrefitte-sur-Seine site.
Annalisa Nicholson is a PhD Student in the French department at the University of Cambridge. Her research examines Hortense Mancini and her salon in Restoration London. Here she talks about the archive of the French Protestant Church, London.
Ariel Mond is a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where she studies modern European and global history. Here she talks about using the archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva.
Joseph Gagné is a post-doctoral researcher affiliated with the University of Windsor. His work focuses on the French Regime in North America, and in particular, the Seven Years War. Here he talks about the material available for historians of France at the Chicago History Museum
Sam Young is a second-year PhD student in the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University. His research explores the role of Social Catholic associations in the development of mass urban housing in France after the Second World War. Here he talks about the material available at the British Library for historians of France and the Francophone World.
Antonio Marson Franchini is a D.Phil. candidate in Medieval History at Oxford University, focusing on medieval religious history. His dissertation aims to edit and study a model sermon collection created at the end of the thirteenth century in Paris by Friar Nicolas de Byard. Here he talks about his research at the Bibliothèque municipale de Laon.
Hannah Stamler is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Princeton University, focusing on modern French cultural history and visual culture. Here she talks about her research at the Fondation Jérôme Pathé in Paris
Blanche Plaquevent is a PhD student in history at the University of Bristol. She researches the history of the concept of sexual revolution in France between 1945 and 1969. During the course of her archival research, she had the opportunity to visit a private archival centre, the IMEC, about which she tells us here.
Haley Bowen is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Her dissertation research explores the diverse communities of laywomen who lived in French convents during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Here she talks about using the Archives de la Bastille
Kelsey D. Martin is an Art History PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina and works-on-paper curator. Here she offers a detailed guide to working in the Département des Estampes et de la photographie at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.