Monthly Archives: July 2011

Welcome to the Family and Colonialism Research Network!

Dear readers of Your Family History, Following a recent box-out in that interesting and valuable magazine, we would like to welcome you to our website, and to the Family and Colonialism Research Network! The FCRN is a new forum which aims to … Continue reading

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Announcements: 26th July 2011

Events Lunchtime Lectures at the National Army Museum Hear guest speakers examine a wealth of enthralling topics at our free lunchtime lectures, which take place at 12.30pm every Thursday. Upcoming talks of interest:                                                                                                         29th July 2011: Henry Brackenbury and the … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Secret Battle: Emotional Survival in the Great War by Michael Roper (Manchester University Press, 2009)

A few years ago, I attended the Women’s History Network annual conference of 2008 (on the topic of Gender and Generation: Women and Life-Cycles). It stands out in my memory as the most moving, stimulating and exciting conference I have … Continue reading

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Family Stories – the Crooks of Tahiti

My favourite missionary family of late are the Crooks of Tahiti – William and Hannah plus their eight daughters and one son. William Pascoe Crook (1775-1846), former gentleman’s servant and later tin-worker,  arrived in the South Seas (i.e. the Pacific) … Continue reading

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New: Conference Page

We have added a new page to the blog! Click on the Conference tab at the top of the page in order to find information about our upcoming conference, Imperial Relations: Families in the British Empire. The call for papers … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers – Imperial Relations: Families in the British Empire

The Family & Colonialism Research Network is thrilled to announce its first conference, ‘Imperial Relations: Families in the British Empire,’ to be held at the Institute of Historical Research, London, 5-6 September 2011. Call for Papers In the past decade, … Continue reading

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