Oral history project: History begins at home

Out partner The National Archives (UK), the Archives and Records Association (ARA), and the Norfolk Archives & Heritage Development Foundation have launched the “History begins at home” project: a crowd-funded oral history project where anyone can embark in meaningful conversations about topics referring to everyday life (such as food, outdoor activities, and back to school), fill in a sheet form, and share in on the project’s social media

Follow the HBAH activities on their Facebook and Twitter accounts, and download the question sheets from the website

#Borders – the Act of Union of Bessarabia with Romania

With the Act of Union of March 1918, the regional parliament (Sfatul Țării) decided the union of Bessarabia with the Kingdom of Romania.

At first it was a conditional treaty, which preserved the autonomy of the region, but after the unconditional union of Bucovina in November 1918, Bessarabia was annexed completely.

The union was recognized by the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, in the 1920  Treaty of Paris (1920). These document come from the National Archives of Romania, The National Historical Central Archives, Președinția Consiliului de Miniștri, ds. 34/1918, f. 1.

 

March 27th, 1918

The Act of Union – by which the regional parliament (Sfatul Țării) decided Bessarabia’s union with the Kingdom of Romania. First, it was a conditional union (keeping the autonomy, included), but after the unconditional union of Bucovina (November, 1918) they dropped out of conditions. The union was recognized by the United Kingdom, France and Italy in the Treaty of Paris (1920).

 

(1)ANR, fond Președinția Consiliului de Miniștri, ds. 34_1918

 

The ethnological map of Bessarabia, drawn by Alexis Nour, based on russian and german maps and bessarabian local authorities statistics.

(2)ANR, colectia Harti, C VI 43

 

Ion Inculeț, the President of Sfatul Țării, the regional parliament of Bessarabia.

(3)ANR, colectia Documente fotografice, I 10708

The members of Sfatul Țării, the regional parliament of Bessarabia.

(4)ANR, colectia Documente fotografice, IV 234

March 30th, 1918 – Iassy. King Ferdinand and Queen Mary celebrating the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

(5)ANR, Documente fotografice, II 70

April 9th, 1919.  The law by which Ferdinand, King of Romania, enacts the Union of Bessarabia.

Karl Marx 202nd Anniversary

Karl Marx was born on this day 202 years ago – one of the most influential thinkers of the Modern era. Archives Portal Europe holds more than 25000 collections on Marx, from 15 countries and more than 50 archival institutions – this is a very small sample of the entire collection, which is available at this link:

http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/search/-/s/d/1306

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A collective bibliography on Epidemics in History

The Economic History Society and its blog The Long Run are creating a collective bibliography on Pandemics in History, and we are happy to be curating the primary resources section! We have created this preliminary collection; however, please contribute with references to publications as well as documents, at this link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1up4Kgm9aFAGyLy3E-rUmw5xvzUxMRDGtdOxE0LKjDu0/edit?usp=sharing

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Beware the fate of the Templars

National Archives of Malta, Rabat (Malta),  28 November 2019

The annual public lecture organised by the Archives of Malta will be held by Dr Emanuel Buttigieg (University of Malta) on Violence and the Order of Malta.For more information please contact the archives directly

Archives Portal Europe holds hundreds of documents on the Templars – search for inspiration here (pic from the Archivo de la Real Chancillería de Valladolid)