Category: Feature Archive

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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 …

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Feature Archive: The Resistance archives of the Service Historique de la Defense (SHD), Vincennes.

This month’s Feature Archive has been provided by Nick Livingstone who is currently working on two long-term, closely-linked projects: a history of the RAF’s Special Duties unit which flew the early clandestine operations for SIS and SOE, and some early intelligence circuits run by the British and the Free-French. This brief guide, based on several visits, is intended for anyone …

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Feature Archive: Archives départementales des Bouches du Rhône

In this month’s ‘Feature Archive’ section, Stewart McCain (St Mary’s University, Twickenham) talks us through the departmental archives of the Bouches du Rhône. Like a number of other regional archives, the departmental holdings of the Bouches du Rhône now find themselves in swanky new surroundings. These new surroundings, however, continue to reflect the historical developments …

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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 …