Tag Archives: history

  1. Launching Paper Trails: Second-hand book to living book (with sandwiches in between)

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    July 26, 2021 by Andrew W M Smith

    This story started with a second-hand book I had ordered from a bookseller in Toulouse. Exploring its uncut pages and …
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  2. Postcards of the Past: Gilets Jaunes on Trial

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    March 23, 2021 by Andrew W M Smith

    The opening of the trial against people accused of damaging the Arc de Triomphe during Gilets Jaunes protests represents an …
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  3. 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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  4. Le Chant des Partisans: 75 years since a song took flight

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    July 24, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    When Andre Malraux eulogised Jean Moulin and the ‘army of shadows’ on the steps of the Panthéon in December 1964, …
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  5. 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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  6. How a Ladies’ College Played a Vital Role in Operation Overlord

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    July 19, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    On 16 August 1940, the Stuka raid on Tangmere was one of the most serious yet to have struck England. …
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  7. Paper Trails: Workshop Roundup

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    July 6, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    I’ve never been happier to be asked, “What does ‘privy’ mean?” Along with five schoolchildren, I pored over reports on …
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  8. Paper Trails: Conference Roundup

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    July 6, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    Paper is tied up with so much of what we do as historians that it’s sometimes easy to forget about …
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  9. Paper Trails

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    May 2, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

                      We are delighted to announce the programme and open registration for …
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  10. Future Imperfect? New book!

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    March 1, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    UCL Press has just released the edited volume that I prepared along with Chris Jeppesen, Britain, France and the Decolonization of …
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