Tag Archives: methodology

Andrew May on writing family history

I first saw my great great grandfather Thomas Jones in June 1996, though I had known of him from my earliest childhood. His face started out at me from the internet on the cover of a book by Welsh writer … Continue reading

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New publications and a CFP of interest

This Sunday, I’d like to highlight three new ‘happenings’ in the field of colonial family history: First, we are delighted to announce the publication of a special journal issue on families in the British Empire — the recent Spring 2013 … Continue reading

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Reflections on ‘Chocolate, women and empire’ by Emma Robertson

I am currently in the process of reviewing Emma Robertson’s Chocolate, women and empire for the Women’s History Review, and am very much enjoying it. Though you’ll have to wait on WHR for the official review, something that occurred to … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Henry Hunter Murdoch

The blog’s header image is an excerpt from a larger drawing done by a British merchant, Henry Hunter Murdoch, at a colleague’s bungalow outside of Calcutta in 1850. The Murdochs—like many other nineteenth-century British families—were highly mobile, moving repeatedly within … Continue reading

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Announcements: 3 May 2011

The Family & Colonialism Research Network has launched a Twitter account (@FamilyColonial). Follow us for updates related to family and colonial history, including announcements of events and publications, useful links for research or teaching, related news stories, quotes from archival … Continue reading

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Announcements: 23 April 2011

Conference Announcements ‘For Love or Money?: Historical Perspectives on Gender and Emotional Labour’ 2 July 2011, University of the West of England, Bristol The 18th annual conference of the West of England & South Wales Women’s History Network. Confirmed speakers … Continue reading

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