20 June DEADLINE FOR PAPERS to be considered for the best new researcher prize. If you have been accepted to present a paper at our 5th International Conference and are a new researcher then please consider submitting your paper for consideration. See the New Researcher page for more details.
1 May NEW FEATURE ARTICLE: For our May feature, Carmen Mangion reports back for us from an academic conference in Germany on the history of deaconesses, religious women who were part of a transnational movement at the heart of nineteenth-century care and provision for the poor.
22 April We are pleased to announce the winners of our two New Researcher summer conference bursaries as Emily Baughan (Economic History Society Bursary) and Marie-Luise Ermisch (History Workshop Bursary). Find out more here.
1 April NEW FEATURE ARTICLE: For our April feature, Jon Weier considers the role of the First World War in the development of the YMCA – a case study that fits with the increasing focus of historians on the importance of charity work within the war effort.
1 March NEW FEATURE ARTICLE: For our March feature, Clare Hickman of King’s College London writes for us on the National Health Society. She explains how this association of doctors and public health campaigners in the nineteenth century pressed for green spaces to make British cities healthier places.
1 March We are looking for a new Seminar Convenor to take over when the current committee member with this responsibility steps down. For full details, follow the link!
Coming up –
4th May Voluntary Action and the History of Leisure: An emerging field? One day event to be held at the IHR
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