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  1. Message in a Bottle

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    April 2, 2020 by Andrew W M Smith

    My daughter's drawing of me

    I wrote a blog about my experience of trying to ‘do history’ under lockdown (with a little help from a …
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  2. ‘Uprooting Identity’: Recording of IHR Paper

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    August 19, 2019 by Andrew W M Smith

    A summary of my paper at the IHR is now available over at the French History Network Blog. Head on …
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  3. Paper Trails Conference, 4th July 2019, University College London

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    April 5, 2019 by Andrew W M Smith

    Often there is more than research inside the books we read. Bookmarks, train tickets, receipts, and menus tucked into pages …
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  4. The Gilets Jaunes Protest: A Grand Refusal in an Age of Commuter Democracy

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    December 13, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    I wrote up some thoughts on the recent Gilets Jaunes protests taking place in France. You can read the article …
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  5. Resistance by Moonlight

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    April 6, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    There’s always a slightly awkward moment when you talk to a room full of history enthusiasts about your favourite item …
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  6. Macron’s Appeal: Resistance and Myths

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    September 25, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    In March 1942, the trade-unionist Christian Pineau secretly flew to London from Nazi Occupied France, seeking to connect his resistance …
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  7. Noise

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    July 28, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    It’s the sound of rolling thunder that really lets you know it’s summer. That was my principal grump as I …
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