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The Digital League of Nations Archives: New Opportunities and Pathways for Research

10 February 2022, 16:00-17:30 CET via Zoom

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History Online, the Rethinking European Integration Research Group, and Haakon A. Ikonomou (Gerda Henkel Fellow) invited students and colleagues to join a lecture by Colin Wells (Project Manager - LONTAD, UN Library & Archives Geneva).

Chaired by Haakon A. Ikonomou, Gerda Henkel Fellow.

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Professor Mark Kramer

Friday 22 October 2021, 12pm EST (4pm GMT) via Zoom

 Director of Cold War Studies at Harvard University, Senior Fellow of Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and Director of Harvard's Sakharov Program on Human Rights.

Moderated by Slawomir Lukasiewicz, Professor of European Studies, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin; Visiting Scholar, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University.

Chaired by Victoria Phillips, Visiting Fellow, Department of International History, London School of Economics.

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Polish Archives: A Sweeping View

Friday 12 March 2021, 9-11:30am EST (2-4:30pm GMT) via Zoom


  • Franciszek Dabrowski, Ph.D. and Marek Dabrowski: Archive of the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN)

  • Jan Annusewicz and Rafal Sztarski: Central Archives of the Modern Records (AAN)

  • A discussion on "Working with Polish Cold War Documents": Patryk Babiracki, Ph.D., Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, and Slawomir Lukasiewicz, Professor at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Poland.

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Latin American Newspapers and Databases


Friday 22 January 2021, 10-11am EST (3-4pm GMT) via Zoom

Moderated by Dr. Tanya Harmer, London School of Economics, Conor Lane​ led the seminar through strategies for initiating a research project, narrowing one's focus, and accessing digital resources relating to Latin America.

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The National Archives & the UK Government Archive


Friday 13 November, 14:00-16:00 GMT via Zoom

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This seminar focused on the Cold War and took us to the British National Archives in Kew Gardens, UK, to meet with Mark Dunton, Principal Records Specialist for Contemporary records. This workshop session highlighted the many digital resources which scholars can access in order to carry out extensive research in Cold War subjects to make new discoveries and gain new insights. 

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The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) Digital Archive and Related Online Resources


Friday 23 October, 14:00-16:00 GMT via Zoom

This seminar explored the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) digital
archive, and other official U.S. foreign relations documentation online with the Office of the Historian, Department of State.


The session was led by Michael McCoyer,
PhD (Northwestern, 2007), Joint Historian with the CIA, and Joseph Wicentowski, Ph.D.
(Harvard, 2007), Digital History Advisor.

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New On-Line Global Research Tactics for the Twenty-First Century


Monday 22 June, 17:00-19:00 GMT via Zoom

The first on-line session visited the Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest with numerous documents and cultural items available from across governments and private enterprises in Eastern Europe and the United States, and the Rockefeller Archive Center in New York, a foundation archive with records pertaining to the United States in Latin America, China, Japan, and Europe. Participants accessed a working list of hundreds of archives with digital resources. This first two-hour “around the world” experience with two collections enabled students to learn both specific and general techniques for identifying and responsibly working with digital sources.

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