Author: Lindsey

Seeking points of articulation in a cross-case synthesis

By Lindsey Dodd One of the core research activities of the Disrupted Histories, Recovered Pasts project is the ‘open-ended process of co-production, cross-case learning and synthesis’ envisaged by our initial proposal and outlined in further detail in our first Working Paper. In June 2017, the project team met in Paris…

Reflections on research method and cross-case synthesis

‘Les Trois Ages’ by Gonzalo Borondo – To silence, to blind; to listen, to see: to whom does the past belong? [mural, Paris, June 2017] On the final evening of our project meeting in Paris in June 2017, Sian Sullivan and I dined on the terrace of a small backstreet…

Interviewing in the Creuse

By Lindsey Dodd In May and June 2017, a number of local newspapers in central France carried a story about my research, under the headline ‘Thousands of children evacuated to the Creuse away from the bombs between 1942 and 1945.’ The articles, illustrated with photographs from the Archives municipales de…

Children’s disrupted wartime lives – recovered in the archives

By Lindsey Dodd During October and November 2016 I travelled around France, collecting historical source material about children’s lives in France during the Second World War. The source material is quite unusual: I have been seeking out and listening to filmed and audio oral history-type interviews with older French people…