The Rothschild Archive Summer School: The American Project 16 – 20 June 2014
The Rothschild Archive London is conducting a research project on the financial involvement of Rothschild in the Americas over the long nineteenth century. The project is based on the large quantity of archive materials that form part of the Archive’s holdings in Britain and France.
In connection with the project the Archive offers a summer school on historical methods and archival research. The programme will include sessions on palaeography, research methods, nineteenth-century financial records, the structure and organisation of archives, and working with sources. The sessions will combine theory and practice in an informal setting.
Participants will learn how to work effectively with primary source materials, employ different approaches to Atlantic history in their research, gain a greater understanding of nineteenth-century finance and become familiar with the sources available in The Rothschild Archive. Furthermore they will develop an understanding of how collections are acquired and archives are organised.