About the FCRN

Welcome to the blog of the Family & Colonialism Research Network.

The FCRN brings together researchers interested in the history of the family in colonial contexts. It seeks to facilitate dialogue among those working in academic and public contexts, archives, libraries and anywhere else that colonial family history is found around the world. The network will help to build relationships and collaborative projects; to communicate announcements of funding, conferences, publications and other events; to share resources for research and teaching; and to produce a sense of community among international researchers working on similar themes.

Through the blog, we share:

  • academic announcements including conference calls for papers, publications, workshops and other news of note;
  • online databases and websites of interest to researchers and teachers;
  • archival collections and other research tools;
  • book reviews;
  • sources and stories about colonial families aimed at general readers;
  • and anything else that might connect researchers, teachers and the public on all kinds of issues about colonial family history.

If you would like more information about our activities, please contact us at Colonial [dot] Families [at] gmail [dot] com. Let us know, too, if you are interested in being a guest contributor to the blog (for example, if you would like to write a book review or short entry on a colonial family/source encountered in your research), or if you have announcements that you would like us to highlight on the blog.

Esmé Cleall, University of Sheffield
Laura Ishiguro, University of British Columbia
Emily Manktelow, University of York

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