Tag Archives: history

  1. Guarding the Limits: Voices & Memory in an Age of Narrative

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    March 16, 2016 by Andrew W M Smith

    Historians aren’t meant to see the future, though sometimes it feels like we’re expected to. We all know the adage …
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  2. 2015: A Year in Review

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    December 22, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    This is as much a personal as a public exercise, but it seems like a good piece of intellectual accounting …
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  3. “Le Corrèze avant le Zambèze”: Futures, Presents, and Directions in French History

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    December 10, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    This is a repost from the French History Network Blog In this sixth post in a series of reflections on the New …
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  4. Encounters with History – Institut Français, 9th November 2015

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    November 10, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    Many key debates in the United Kingdom centre on the role of historians in society. In assessment exercises, we are …
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  5. French Wine Terrorism

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    November 9, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    What on earth is French Wine Terrorism? That’s a pretty reasonable question, to be honest, and it’s one I’m fairly …
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  6. Waves, Floods, and Tears: Welcoming Refugees in Context

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    September 7, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    Sometimes, familiarity has a way of masking small differences. Everyday trivia has a way of distracting us from the complexity …
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  7. Myths, Battle & Rail: Two Stories About Waterloo Station

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    June 16, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    UPDATE: Here’s a video of me talking to The Independent about Waterloo and its contemporary importance On the 200th anniversary of …
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