Welcome to the Voluntary Action History Society!

Next Event

Monday, 19 October 2015
5.30pm, Room 304, IHR, Senate House
Bryce Evans, Liverpool Hope University
National Kitchens during World War I (abstract coming soon)

For more upcoming events, click here.

Recent News

25 September 2015 The Voluntary Sector Studies Network will host a one-day conference on ‘CAMPAIGNING AND ADVOCACY: Has the voluntary sector lost its voice?’ in London on 26 November 2015. For more information, including the day’s programme and information on booking, click here.

25 September 2015 The archive of the deaconess Community of St Andrew, which originated in 1861, has been catalogued and is now available for research at Lambeth Palace Library. This archive contains material relating to the Kaiserswerth deaconesses, which were the subject of an earlier blog post. For more information on the archive, click here.

17 September 2015 Seminar dates for the autumn term have been posted here. Make plans now to join us for our first seminar on 19 October 2015!

15 September 2015 There are still a few places left for the History from Elsewhere Symposium at London Metropolitan Archives on Friday, 18 September from 10–4.30. For more information and to book a ticket, click here.

25 August 2015 VAHS Committee member Bob Snape has just published wide-ranging article, ‘Voluntary action and leisure: an historical perspective 1830-1939’ in the most recent issue of the Voluntary Sector Review 6 (2), pp. 153–71.

For more news, click here.

Latest Blog Posts

Second Canadian Workshop on the History of Humanitarian Aid by Will Tait, University of Carleton

Critical Thinking About Voluntary Action and Its History by Colin Rochester

For more blog posts, click here.


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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