Month: November 2014

Historians, Social Media and the Internet

Why blog about academic history?

by Dr Will Pooley (Past and Present Fellow, IHR; Oxford) — The question is almost as old as academic blogs themselves. (For instance: I like Helen Roger’s explanation of why she blogs about nineteenth-century prisons (http://bit.ly/Zqpzh9) and I also learned a lot from this mini-history of history blogging from the American Historical Association: http://bit.ly/1o97IY2.) In …

French History @ the IHR

French History @IHR: Will Pooley finds werewolves in the 20th century

Date & Place: Monday 18 November, at the IHR, London. Speaker: Will Pooley (IHR Past and Present Fellow) Paper Title: The Long Tail of the Werewolf: Real Modern Monsters? Chair: Rob Priest (RHUL) Will Pooley is a 19th century historian who was recently awarded a doctorate for his thesis on the history of the body, folkore …

Feature Archive

The National Archives, Paris : the Pierrefitte Site

by Dr Chris Millington, Lecturer in History at the University of Swansea, who originally posted this on his French History Online (Researching French History). — The National Archives (or the ‘modern’ section at least) have now moved to a new site at Pierrefitte-sur-Seine.  The move caused some grumbling from the researchers that I spoke to – and …

French History @ the IHR

French History @IHR: Rod Kedward and Richard Vinen discuss Daniel Lee’s ‘Petain’s Jewish Children’

Date & Place: Monday 3 November, at the IHR, London. Speakers: Daniel Lee, author (Oxford); Rod Kedward, discussant (University of Sussex); Richard Vinen, discussant (KCL) Paper Title:  Book Launch for Petain’s Jewish Children by Daniel Lee with comments from Rod Kedward and Richard Vinen Chair: Ludivine Broch (Westminster)    The Wolfson Room was bursting on Monday night, with over …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Máire Cross

Welcome to ‘Under the spotlight’, the first of a series of monthly features on the French History Network blog. Each month we’ll post a short interview with a leading scholar of French History, showing a snapshot from academics’ lives: their passions, interests and reading suggestions – all summarised in less than ten minutes. To start …