Category Archives: Conferences

A Different Kind of Conference: some reflections from Colin Rochester, one of the founders of the VAHS

Those who haven’t taken part in any of the six previous international conferences on the history of voluntary action may not be expecting the distinctive experience of the seventh event scheduled for the University of Liverpool in July 2020. Yes, … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Disability History Professional Workshop

Mike Mantin is a Research Fellow for the Wellcome Trust-funded project, Disability and Industrial Society: A Comparative Cultural History of British Coalfields 1780-1948, at Swansea University.  Here he shares his impressions of a recent multidisciplinary workshop on disability history. Disability history, by its … Continue reading

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Changes and Continuities in the History of Emergency Aid

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On 30 October 2013, the first Canadian Humanitarian Conference was hosted in Ottawa by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The 9 year-old Humanitarian Coalition organised the conference on ‘The Future of Humanitarian Response: Towards More Effective, Accountable and Innovative Approaches’. … Continue reading

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Feature: The Influence of Disability Organisations

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For our October feature article, Gareth Millward expands on his paper on how disability organisations have attempted to influence policymaking in Britain since the 1960s, which won the New Researchers Prize at the VAHS’s recent international research conference at the University of Huddersfield. … Continue reading

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History, Humanitarianism and Development: New Approaches in Canada

Jill Campbell-Miller, PhD Candidate at the University of Waterloo, writes for us on a recent academic gathering on her side of the pond. In Canada, there is a growing interest in the history of humanitarianism and international development within what … Continue reading

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