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Check back soon for Autumn 2015 seminar dates!

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Recent News

25 August 2015 VAHS Committee member Bob Snape has just published wide-ranging article, ‘Voluntary action and leisure: an historical perspective 1830-1939’ in the most recent issue of the Voluntary Sector Review 6 (2), pp. 153–71.

13 August 2015 King’s College University of London is holding a workshop on ‘Children’s benefit or burden?‘ on 3 September 2015 as part of an AHRC-funded project entitled ‘Agents of Future Promise‘. Anyone who is interested in attending should contact Laura King for more information.

13 August 2015 Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education will be holding a weekend course on ‘Objects of Charity: Themes and Sources for Researching the History of Charities‘ on 23–24 Jan 2016. Places are limited to 20 students, so sign up early if interested!

5 August 2015 A workshop on the history of humanitarian aid was recently held at the University of Carleton in Canada.  Will Tait, a PhD candidate at the university, reflects on the event in a new blog post.

29 July 2015 The Call for Papers for the Urban History Group 2016 Conference has been announced. The conference will be held 31 March–1 April at the University of Cambridge on the theme of ‘Re-Evaluating the Place of the City in History’.

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Latest Blog Posts

Second Canadian Workshop on the History of Humanitarian Aid by Will Tait, University of Carleton

Critical Thinking About Voluntary Action and Its History by Colin Rochester

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If you have any voluntary action-related news or events you would like posted on the VAHS website, please email Kerrie Holloway at k.k.holloway@qmul.ac.uk.

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