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19 April ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.  The Annual General Meeting of the Voluntary Action History Society will be held between 4.30 and 5.15 in IHR Room 233 (Senate House, Malet Street, University of London) on Monday 12 May (*please note the change in time*).  Members of the charity should send nominations for election to the Executive Committee to Sarah Lloyd (Secretary) in writing at least 14 days before the meeting: .

14 April Peter Grant gives us a preview of his new book, Philanthropy and Voluntary Action in the First World War, and argues for a different understanding of the role of voluntary action in the war period. Read more here.

12 March This week on the blog, George Gosling introduces a book he will be writing to fulfill a new publishing contract and reflects upon the place of payment in the history of healthcare.  Read more here.

3 March Bridget Lockyer reflects upon Oral Histories of Voluntary Action, a recent VAHS New Researchers event, in her guest blog post.  Read more here.

24 February A new feature blog marks Student Volunteering Week 2014. Georgina Brewis argues that students have used volunteering to demonstrate the wider social value of higher education across the generations. You can read her article here.

19th January Sarah Mills shares her thoughts on the Scout Movement in our January feature.  You can read her article here.

2nd December Our final feature article of the year comes from Jo Laycock, who looks back on the 25th anniversary of the 1988 Armenian earthquake and offers a story of disaster and relief at the end of the Cold War. You can read her article here.

1st November We are pleased to publish as our November feature article an exclusive extract from Richard Huzzey’s ‘Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain’, published by Cornell University Press. Find out how the defining Victorian humanitarian movement fared after its calls for abolition were granted here.

19th October CALL FOR PAPERS: Steffen Werther of Södertörn University is seeking one or two additional papers for his panel on Voluntary Transnational Food and and the Emergence of Global Civil Society, which has been accepted for the Fourth European Congress on World and Global History: Encounters, Circulations and Conflicts, taking place in Paris from 4-7 September 2014. Details here.

1st October Edited versions of the two prize winning postgraduate papers from the VAHS’s summer 2013 fifth international research conference have now been published on our blog as two of our monthly feature articles. Our September feature, from her CGAP student prize paper, was ‘Institutional Homeliness: Charitable Initiatives of Domesticity in the Victorian Children’s Welfare Insitution’ by the University of Manchester’s Claudia Soares of the University of Manchester. Our October feature, from his New Researchers prize paper, is ‘The Influence of Disability Organisations’ by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Gareth Millward.

19th August Our new seminar convenor has written for the VAHS blog with a sneak preview of what we have lined up for our upcoming autumn 2013 seminars, to be hosted at the University of London’s Institute for Historical Research, which you can read here.

 

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