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Check back soon for Autumn 2015 seminar dates!

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Recent News

25 May 2015 The event ‘Recording the Voluntary Sector’ will be held Friday, 5 June 2015, at the British Academy. This event formally launches the British Academy Research Project ‘Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare in Britain’. Aimed at representatives of voluntary organisations, the event will offer information and guidance on preserving and using archives through a mix of expert input and workshop sessions. For more information, click here.

21 May 2015 Announcing the date and location of the VAHS 6th International Conference! Save the date: 13–15 July 2016 at University of Liverpool. More info to come!

14 May 2015 The Second Canadian Workshop on the History of Humanitarian Aid will be held 30 May 2015 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. More information can be found by downloading this flyer or visiting this link.

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Latest Blog Posts

Critical Thinking About Voluntary Action and Its History by Colin Rochester

Philanthropy and the City of London by Rhodri Davies, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

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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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