Category Archives: Claudia Soares

Claudia Soares is a PhD student at the University of Manchester, where she is working on a doctoral thesis that re-evaluates the cultures of child welfare in the late Victorian and Edwardian period, focussing on the Waifs and Strays Society (now The Children’s Society). You can browse her blog contributions below.

Feature: The Domesticity of Victorian Children’s Homes

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Our September feature is an edited version of the winning CGAP student prize paper at the VAHS’s summer 2013 fifth international research conference. ‘Institutional Homeliness: Charitable Initiatives of Domesticity in the Victorian Children’s Welfare Insitution’ by Claudia Soares of the University of Manchester. … Continue reading

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Waifs and Strays at Christmas

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Claudia Soares, University of Manchester For many nineteenth-century voluntary welfare organisations, there was a competitive market to obtain charitable donations. As such, Christmas was framed as an important means to evoke compassion and a sense of moral obligation amongst potential … Continue reading

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