Category Archives: Blogs

History SPOT and the IHR

Readers of this blog should definitely be interested in the Institute of Historical Research’s History SPOT (Seminar Podcasts and Online Training) webpage, which hosts a ‘a learning and training platform for historians, based around the core activities of the Institute of … Continue reading

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‘Home and Away: Girls of the British Empire’ and other announcements

This is a very belated announcement about the Girl Museum‘s fabulous new exhibition, ‘Home and Away: Girls of the British Empire.’ I was lucky to be in Melbourne at the excellent conference on colonial girls and colonial girlhood when the … Continue reading

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What is ‘a Family’, colonial or otherwise?

One of the questions that came out of Imperial Families was the pretty fundamental issue: what actually constitutes a ‘colonial family’? Whilst there was a general sense that the organisers and participants each knew what they meant by ‘the family’ … 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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Announcements: 13 May 2011

Events Workshop: Recording Oral Histories with your Family The Foundling Museum, London Saturday 25 June, 10 am – 1 pm – A free workshop on doing oral histories with your own family. Run by exhibition curators Sarah Lowry and Alison … Continue reading

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