Welcome to the Voluntary Action History Society!

Next Event

Monday, 13 June 2016
5.30pm, Room 304, IHR, Senate House
Michael Passmore
The Untold Story of the St Pancras House Improvement Society: More than Charismatic Leadership
This seminar will be followed by a conducted walk around the social housing estate in Somers Town (near the British Library).

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Recent News

18 April 2016 The 2016 AGM will take place at 4.30 on 16 May in room 304 of the IHR. This meeting will be immediately followed by the VAHS seminar.

11 February 2016 Andrew Rudd has written a blog post on the lessons we can learn from 18th-century charity. You can find his blog post here.

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

Charity in the Georgian Era: Lessons for Today? by Andrew Rudd

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

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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.