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Feature Archive : Italian Archives for French Historians

In the second of his posts on his work on the Italian Occupation of south-eastern France during the Second World War, Niall MacGalloway talks us through Italian Archives for French Historians.  To see more about Niall, go to his academia.edu page: https://st-andrews.academia.edu/NiallMacGalloway In an increasingly transnational world, and for those studying international history, greater numbers of …

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Archives in and around Nice

This month, Niall MacGalloway (St Andrews) talks us through the archives in and around Nice that he used during his work on the Italian occupation of south-eastern France during the Second World War. My work in the archives in the Alpes-Maritimes primarily concerned the Italian occupation during the Second World War, so I spent most of …

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Feature Archive: The Archives de Paris

Every month we discuss one archive which has been particularly useful for a French historian. This month Dr Chris Millington (Swansea) talks us through the archives de Paris. During the summer I made several trips to the Archives de Paris.  It was the first time that I had visited these archives since 2006 when I first …

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Feature Archive: Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de Nantes

In this month’s Feature Archive post, Charlotte Faucher (QMUL) talks us through the Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de Nantes. The elephant on the Ile de Nantes During my first visit to Nantes I was hoping to find some answers; partly about whether the principal city of the Loire-Atlantique belongs to Brittany (heated topic of debate …

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Feature Archive: Lille and the Surrounding Area

Every month we discuss one archive which has been particularly useful for a French historian. This month Dr James Connolly (Simon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Manchester) talks us through the archives in Lille and the surrounding area. My work on the occupation of the département du Nord in the First World War …

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Feature Archive: Archives in Strasbourg & surrounding areas

Every month we discuss one archive which has been particularly useful for a French historian. This month, we follow Dr Alison Carrol (Brunel), who recently spent some time in Strasbourg, as she shares her insights into their departmental and municipal archives. — My work is about the return of Alsace to France in 1918, so I spend most of …

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Feature Archive: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Every month we discuss one archive which has been particularly useful for a French historian. Unsurprisingly, most of these are in France… however this month, we travel to the United States where Dr Daniel Lee (Oxford) has been using the archives in Washington D.C. — At first glance, an extended research trip to Washington D.C. may …

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Feature Archive: Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail, Roubaix

Every month we bring you a different archive which has recently been useful to a French historian. This month, Will Clement, a doctoral student from St John’s College, Oxford, tells us about his latest research trip to the Archives Nationales du Monde Travail in Roubaix. Aside from being located in a beautiful cattle in Northern France, …

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Feature Archive: A Guide to Museum Archives

Chris Manias is a Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Manchester whose research focusses on human, biological and medical sciences in Europe and the United States from the late-18th to the early-20th century. Museum archives have been pivotal for his research: but how does he find them? how useful are they? and how can …

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Feature Archive: The Archives of the Préfecture de Police, Paris

with special thanks to Chris Millington (Swansea), who originally wrote this post in August 2014 for his own blog, French History Online. — I’m posting this guide (based on my own experience) because like the Archives Nationales, the archives of the Prefecture of Police have moved out of the centre of Paris.  Once located a …