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Helsinki, Sweden

If you are invited to join a gathering of Swedish historians you expect to find yourself in Sweden. So why does my plane land in Helsinki? It’s not quite as strange as it seems. Two hundred and fifty years ago … Continue reading

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Tour de France (6): Sharif Gemie

En Passant I got to the Gare de l’Est in Paris a few minutes early. It’s an enormous station, with over twenty different platforms, and some attempt to provide clear information to passengers concerning where they might be able to … Continue reading

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Tour de France (5) – Sharif Gemie

Miles of Aisles To Albi, way down in the south of France and a twelve-hour train journey from Nancy. I’m going in order to attend a meeting of the EXILIO network: a small research project which links researchers in Britain, … Continue reading

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Tour de France (4) – Sharif Gemie

Five years ago I visited the Chateau of Lunéville, located in the east of France. It was an extraordinary sight: this wonderful eighteenth-century building had been devastated in a fire in 2003. We walked through enormous, high rooms, with cinders … Continue reading

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Tour de France (3) – Sharif Gemie

Tour de France: Blog 3 Speaking in French I’m in the Breton capital of Rennes, enjoying an unexpected heatwave. I’m here to give a lecture in French on some of the research carried out by myself, Fiona Reid, Laure Humbert … Continue reading

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Tour de France (2) – Sharif Gemie

Tour de France: Blog Entry 2 At Chateaubriand’s Tomb I like Chateaubriand. I’ve got three copies of his post-humous memoirs, Mémoires-d’Outre-Tombe : a cheap paperback edition, a luxurious two-volume Pléaide leather-bound edition, and a rather erratic electronic edition on my … Continue reading

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Tour de France (1) – Sharif Gemie

Tour de France: Blog Entry One The Ship that Carried a Quarter of France I had meant to make several short trips to France this year. I wasn’t able to arrange these, so instead I’m making one fortnight-long journey to … Continue reading

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‘Our Work Is a Mission’

The Friends’ Relief Service and Displaced People after the Second World War Image: Members of FRS 124 leaving Tilbury for Ostend in July 1945, from the Friends’ Library, London. Used with permission of the Religious Society of Friends in Great … Continue reading

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Refugees – whose responsibility?

History Workshop: Women and Refugees University of Glamorgan, G.304 and G.305: Saturday 13 March 2010, 10.00-14.00 There have always been refugees but in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s there were some of the most monumental and severe refugee crises … Continue reading

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Double First for History

Glamorgan’s History Division tops the League for Student Satisfaction Glamorgan’s History Division was placed joint first in Wales in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Now, the Times Good University Guide 2010 has ranked the division first among Welsh history departments … Continue reading

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