Mak Ariane

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Research themes

  • Twentieth century British history
  • Social history
  • Mining history
  • Politics of everyday life
  • Social history of knowledge (Mass-Observation, oral history)

Current Project

  • British coal strikes in the Second World War
  • Deindustrialisation and the Leave vote in the British coalfields
  • “Walls at War. Graffiti of the British Home Front” Project
  • History of Mass-Observation (1937-1949)
  • “Oral history in Headington Quarry. Raphael Samuel and the micro-politics of thick description”, project conducted in collaboration with Stéphane Baciocchi (EHESS)

Education and Academic Positions

  • 2018: Ph.D., École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Dissertation Title: “Miners on Strike, Miners at War. A historical ethnography based on Mass Observation’s coal mining surveys and oral history, 1939-1945” (« En grève et en guerre. Les mineurs britanniques au prisme des enquêtes du Mass Observation (1939-1945) »)
  • 2019: Visiting Research Fellow, University of Sussex
  • 2019- : Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Organiser of the oral history conference “Pratiques contemporaines de l’histoire orale. De l’entretien aux archives orales”, EHESS, 11-13 April 2019.

Research Supervision

  • Twentieth century British history
  • Social history, labour history
  • Class cultures
  • Oral history