Sources in focus: Diaries
October 31, 2014
Knee-deep in diaries Many of the documents that we’ve been consulting in the archives over the last few months have been diaries, indeed Marie-Jeanne recently said that she was “knee-deep in diaries”, a feeling that I can empathise with! Some are meteorological registers – diaries specifically of the weather – but many are diaries that …
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This blog promotes discussion of topics related to the project ‘Spaces of Experience and Horizons of Expectation: the implications of extreme weather events, past, present and future’. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under their Care for the Future theme and running between December 2013 and December 2016, the project is developing a set of local and regional climate histories for the UK using information from archival records and oral histories. This blog explores the major themes of the research, documents notable periods of extreme weather in history and the present day, and provides updates on our research activities. Readers are also invited to share their memories of extreme weather events with the project team.
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