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Anjelica Finnegan is a second year PhD student at the University of Southampton in the department of Politics and International Relations. Her PhD will investigate the changes in UK government attitude towards and policy for supporting/encouraging volunteering from the 1960s to 2010. Although primarily a social scientist, Anjelica’s interest in the history of voluntary action grew whilst working with to preserve Volunteering England’s Archive, now housed at the LSE, with Dr Georgina Brewis. You can browse her blog contributions below.

Supporting New Researchers

The VAHS New Researchers is a sub-committee of the society and exists to provide networking opportunities and support for new researchers working on the history of charity, campaigning and civil society. These can include PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, junior lecturers … Continue reading

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Unemployed and working for free – history repeating?

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition has launched a number of initiatives to encourage job-seeker’s allowance claimants to volunteer. One example is the Work Together initiative, a nationwide programme to encourage all unemployed people to consider volunteering while they are looking for … Continue reading

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Setting the Research Agenda for Voluntary Action History

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Anjelica Finnegan, University of Southampton VAHS New Researchers, a sub-committee of the Voluntary Action History Society, offers networking opportunities and support for postgraduate and early career researchers working on the history of charity, campaigning and civil society. As the new … Continue reading

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Review: Beveridge and the Roots of Voluntary Action

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Anjelica Finnegan, University of Southampton The history of the voluntary sector is a vibrant area of research, with a significant volume of research beyond that more generally on social, welfare, medical and economic histories. This included two edited volumes published … Continue reading

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