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Next Events

Monday, 18 January 2015
5.30pm, Room 304, IHR, Senate House
Sarah Flew, London School of Economics
A Study of Philanthropy: the Charitable Account Books of Lord Overstone, 1844-1883

Monday, 15 February 2015
5.30pm, Room 304, IHR, Senate House
Marcella Sutcliffe, University of Cambridge
Humanities activists and humanitarian aid in the First World War: G.M. Trevelyan, the British Red Cross and the Italian wounded

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Recent News

13 January 2016 The Archives and Records Association is seeking nominations for its 2016 Archive Volunteering Award. This award celebrates the role of volunteers in supporting archive services and is supported by The National Archives, the Welsh Government’s Museums Archives and Libraries Division and the Scottish Council on Archives. For more information, click here.

16 December 2015 Just announced: “Welcome to Britain? Then and Now. A conference in memory of Eleanor Rathbone 1972–1946, the ‘MP for Refugees'” will take place at King’s College London on World Refugee Day, Monday, 20 June 2016. The day will be split into two sessions: the morning session will be devoted to papers with a historical perspective and the afternoon session will be devoted to papers examining contemporary issues. Click here for the Call for Papers, more information and/or to express interest in the conference.

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Latest Blog Posts

Celebrating 25 years of studying the history of voluntary action: VAHS’s conference 2015 by Colin Rochester

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