Brittany. He wrote and illustrated numerous books and articles, gave public talks, and at the end of his life donated his papers to the Archives départementales in the Côtes-d’Armor.66 Frotier de La Messelière, like Courtin de Neufbourg and many other nobles of the same generation, witnessed and participated as a landowner in the changes in agriculture that were happening in parallel with rural depopulation. The census figures show a 30 per cent decline in the agricultural workforce between 1946 and 1954. Before the Second World War 17.5 per cent of the population

in Nobility and patrimony in modern France

under the supervision of NSW Government Architect Cobden Parkes, the Gov was a purpose-built printing factory. Completed in 1959, the building was used as a printing house until the closure of the Government Printing Office in 1989. This chapter demonstrates how design and architectural histories can combine the more traditional analysis of form, archival materials, drawings and photographs with the creative development of a ‘mnemonic spatial projection’, emergent through the interview process. One unexpected outcome of the oral history interview process was that the

in Hot metal
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Re-evaluating the AFL

and specific used to generate a history of macro culture –​is helpful as a means of constructing and considering new histories of the AFL, and the micro details of suffrage meetings, casts, events and even anecdotes evidence a well-​established network of active and professionally effective women and men –​actresses, actors, dancers, performers, writers, managers and producers who trained and built their careers together in the 1880s and 1890s. Biographical information also informs the micro, alongside factual data gathered from newspapers and archives forming the

in Stage Rights!

This study guide is intended to provide a starting point for those seeking to use film as a source. It is aimed at those who want to use film and moving image as the basis for research and offers advice on research methods, theory and methodology, archival work and film-based analysis. Everything included here is also intended to be good practice, whether it be conducting an interview, visiting an archive, undertaking textual analysis or defining a research question. It draws on the disciplines of film and history to offer advice for students and researchers in these fields.

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the private life of Britons. At the heart of my research and threaded through this book is material drawn from the Mass Observation Archive (MOA). These sources provide insight into the everyday experience of ordinary people, and because they permeate so much of this work, I would like to offer some contextual information about MO materials and particularly those that I have drawn on. MO was formed in 1937 with the intention of creating an ‘anthropology of ourselves’. 103 Voluntary ‘observers’ were recruited to write direct accounts of

in Feeling the strain
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Finding and remembering Elizabeth Isham

study of Elizabeth Isham, the application of such a conception will occur with the use of the term ‘historical memory’, as well as with the assertion that the early modern sources deployed and examined have locked within them essentially ‘crude’ historical memory that the book refines and processes through an analytical discussion and mapping of her life and world. Scholarship – most of it outside the purview of the field of early modern English history – on archival custodianship and control is significant to such methodology, since it illustrates the effects that

in The gentlewoman’s remembrance
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The Romantic man of letters in the university era

scholars who fit the persona established by the archival turn.11 Bancroft et al. did the same, briefly outpacing their academic counterparts in the 1870s and 1880s. Bancroft’s company and the early academic profession engaged in a similar project, with each enterprise working to demonstrate that it could address the economic and cultural challenges of the increasingly onerous expectations of the discipline, amplifying the virtues and diminishing the vices associated with the persona of the archival historian.12 The very different infrastructures these intellectual

in How to be a historian
The case of Oscar Montelius and Italy

is Patrik Nordström’s (2014) book, Arkeologin och livet. Nordström’s work is a portrait of Agda and Oscar Montelius and contains a collection of 902 letters, transcribed from the 2,500 letters sent between them during the period 1870–1907 that have been preserved. In a short introduction, Nordström outlines the basic facts about the couple and the archive material. These studies of Montelius have been based mainly on Swedish archive material. The sources: digging deeper in the archives The rich Montelius archive is located at the Riksantikvarieämbetet, Antikvarisk

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
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Histories, documents, archives

124 B4B That which was: histories, ​ documents, archives There is no political power without control of the archive, if not of memory. Effective democratisation can always be measured by this essential criterion: the participation in and access to the archive, its constitution, and its interpretation.1 History in the making ‘I retraced my footsteps along paths and streets that I thought I had forgotten …’ In a manner appropriate to the recurring compulsions of Willie Doherty’s art, let us now return right away to familiar ground –​ let us revisit already well

in Ghost-haunted land

Archival anachrony When in the chronicle of wasted time I see descriptions of the fairest wights, And beauty making beautiful old rhyme In praise of ladies dead and lovely knights, Then in the blazon of sweet beauty’s best, Of hand, of foot, of lip, of eye, of brow, I see

in On anachronism