Digitised, but not yet available online, the administrative directories of Paris and the département of the Seine held at the Archives de Paris, cover the period 1883-1980. As Elsa Camus’ research for Archival City has shown, using the complementary funds of the Library of the Hôtel de Ville we can go back to the days before, the Third Republic as two directories are referenced there for the years 1844 and 1850, plus a third for the year 1880. The first directory in the digitised collection, for 1883, is of limited interest for research into the history of Grand Paris (greater Paris). It contains only 83 pages and merely lists the main workers at the prefecture, without mentioning names, remits or addresses. The first truly useful directory for our research is the one published in 1885 by the Préfecture de la Seine and printed at the municipal printworks (document 1). The publication should be closely associated with the development of the Paris administration, under the auspices of prefect Eugène Poubelle (1883-1896). In fact, under his mandate the administrative directory was published regularly, under the title Personnel et attributions des services de la préfecture du département de la Seine et de la Ville de Paris (Personnel and their Remits of the Departments of the Prefecture of the Département of the Seine and the City of Paris).Continuer la lecture de The Importance of Administrative Directories as a Guide to Sources for the History of Grand Paris: The Example of 1885
The Archival City team working on the Grand Paris was present at the seminar « Inventer le Grand Paris », on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
Presentations and debates were recorded.
The first part is an introduction by Loic Vadelorge presenting the Archival City project and the issues specific to the field of Grand Paris.
The second part is a presentation of the Seine 54 project by Frédéric Moret, Paul Lecat and Emile Blettery.
Finally, Loic Vadelorge, Renaud Fuchs, Elsa Camus, Emmanuel Bellanger, Paul Lesieur presented the first progress of the administrative directories project.
The research group Inventer le Grand Paris organizes, on Thursday, September 17, 2020 between 14h and 17h, a seminar around the work of Archival City on the Parisian metropolis.Continuer la lecture de At the sources of the history of Grand Paris
On 26 June 2020, a progress meeting was held on the administrative directories of the former Seine department.Continuer la lecture de Zoom Meeting on the metropolis archives
The administrative directories represent a unique entry key to understanding the functioning and evolution over time of the metropolization of Paris.Continuer la lecture de What are the sources for studying the metropolization of Greater Paris?
As part of the Grand Paris Métropole project, a working meeting was held on October 2, 2019 with partners from the Paris Archives, the Bibliothèque Historique de la ville de Paris and the bibliothèque de l’Hôtel de Ville.Continuer la lecture de Working session at the Paris archives
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10h00-18h30
Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris Belleville, Amphi Central
60, Boulevard de La Villette, 75019 Paris
This session of the Scientific Seminar « Inventer le Grand Paris » will be organized around two round tables. It will be preceded by a conference by Maria Castrillo Romon from the University of Valladolid, as part of the ongoing work on the crossroads of metropolises.Continuer la lecture de Archiving the informal city: the Paris Zone in perspective