Category Archives: Databases and Websites

Recent related readings: a digest

According to a July blog post from the City of Vancouver Archives, camping on the local beaches used to be a “fashionable” thing for many of the city’s wealthier settler families around the turn of the twentieth century.¬† (You won’t … Continue reading

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Family on film: teaching resources and weekend watching

Today, in a roundabout way, I have a few suggestions for resources that you might want to add to syllabi or to your weekend plans. This all begins in England, where I spent part of July doing the summer temperature … Continue reading

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Legacies of British Slave-Ownership Project – the database has gone live, plus conference announcement!

Last spring, we had the pleasure of two guest posts from Kate Donington, a researcher on the Legacies of British Slave-Ownership Project at University College London. You can read her discussions of the project here, and of her research here. … Continue reading

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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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Announcements: 16 April 2012

Newly Released Archival Documents Colonial Administration Records (FCO 141: Foreign and Commonwealth Office), The National Archives, Kew The National Archives will begin releasing new colonial administration records (or the ‘migrated archives’ from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) this week, on … Continue reading

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Announcements: 27th June 2011

Events Workshop: Researching ancestors who served in the army in India The British Library, London 12th July 2011, 2pm – 5pm – Free workshop on tracing members of the Indian armed forces. APAC Reference Services working in tandem with the … Continue reading

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