Welcome to the Voluntary Action History Society!

Next Events

Monday, 10 November 2014, 17:30–19:30
Room 304, The Institute of Historical Research, Senate House
To be announced

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:30–14:30
Bloomsbury Coffee House
New Researchers’ Meeting
Any PGRs or ECRs researching voluntary action who would like to get involved with the VAHS New Researchers’ group are welcome to attend.

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Recent News

29 October 2014 A PhD opportunity in the field of volunteering, volunteer management and community/local fundraising, as well as other topics related to the voluntary and community sector is available at the University of Kent with Dr. Eddy Hogg, starting September 2015. Anyone interested in this opportunity should contact Eddy directly at E.Hogg@kent.ac.uk.

29 October 2014 Save the Date: an International Conference on the History of the Red Cross Movement will be held 9–11 September 2016 at Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia. A Call for Papers will be released in early 2015. Check back soon for more info!

29 October 2014 The ARVAC (Association for Research in the Voluntary & Community Sector) Annual General Meeting and Conference will be held Thursday, 20 November 2014, from 12:30–16:30 at The Circle in Sheffield. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Talking Out of Turn: Getting Community Voices Heard.’ The conference is free but must be booked here.

28 October 2014 The 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies will be held at the University of Leicester on 8–10 July 2015.  For the third time running, there will be a stream on critical approaches to voluntary sector studies entitled ‘Exploring Civil Society, Voluntary and Not-for-profit organisations as a crucible for creative alternative, democratic imaginaries.’  Find the call for papers here.

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Latest Blog Post

‘Feature: Mental Illness and Childhood Migration: The Bright or Dark Side of Victorian Philanthropy?’ by Stephen J. Taylor, University of Leicester.

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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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