Reading List – Archival Research

Bibliography provided by professor Diana S. Kim, Assistant Professor in  School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

Summer 2020. Readings on Fieldwork with Archives

APSA Comparative Politics Newsletter, Fall 2019. “Comparative Politics and History,” especially contributions by Finkel, Lawrence, and Mertha (pp. 2-4), Gasparayan (pp. 5-11), Fenner (pp 12-17), Gaikwad (pp. 64-70), Hundman (pp. 72-77). Ricart-Huguet (pp. 86-93), Subotic (pp.104-110), Wang (pp. 50-57).

Auerbach, A. (2018). “Informal Archives: Historical Narratives and the Preservation of Paper in India’s Urban Slums.” Studies in Comparative International Development, 53: 343-364.

Balcells, L. and Sullivan, C. (2018). “New Findings from Conflict Archives: An Introduction and Methodological Framework.” Journal of Peace Research, 55(2), 137-146.

Calderon, A., Fouka, V. and Tabellini, M. (2020). “Racial Diversity, Electoral Preferences, and the Supply of Policy: The Great Migration and Civil Rights.” Working Paper.

Carpenter, D. and Moore, C. (2014). “When Canvassers Became Activists: Antislavery Petitioning and the Political Mobilization of American Women.” American Political Science Review, 108(3),

Caswell, M. (2011). “Thank You Very Much, Now Given Them Back”: Cultural Property and the Fight over the Iraqi Baath Party Records.” The American Archivist, 74(1), 211-240.

Farge, A. (2015). The Allure of the Archives. Yale University Press.

Kelly, J. (2017). “Reading the Grand Tour at a Distance: Archives and Datasets in Digital History,” American Historical Review, 122(2), 451-463.

Kim, D. (2020). Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia. Princeton University Press, Chapter 1 (pp. 3-27).

Lee, M. and Zhang, N. (2020). “Speaking Like a State: Language and State-Society Interaction in 19th Century France,” Forthcoming American Journal of Political Science.

Mackinnon, E. (2019). “Declaration as Disavowal: The Politics of Race and Empire in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Political Theory, 47(1), 57-81.

Mattingly, D. and Chen, T. (2020). “The Origins of Nationalism: Evidence from China.” Working Paper.

Moravcsik, A. (1998). The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Masstricht. Cornell University Press.

Lustick, I. (1996). “History, Historiography, and Political Science: Multiple Historical Records and the Problem of Selection Bias. American Political Science Review, 90(3), 605-618.

Royer, A. (2010). “Warming Up Records: Archives, Memory, Power and Index of the Disappeared,” Interactions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 6 (1), 1-12.

Saunders, E. (2011). Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions. Cornell University Press.

Sewell, W. Jr. (2005). Logics of History: Social Theory and Social Transformation. University of Chicago Press.

Stoler, A. (2008). Along the Archival Grain: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense. Princeton University Press.

Weld, K. (2014). Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala. Duke University Press.