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Voluntary Action in Changing Times: Creating History or Repeating It? Some advice for researchers – Meta Zimmeck

When VAHS chose the title of its conference (now postponed to 7–9 July 2021), we thought that this was a sort of sexy invitation to debate by historians of voluntary action across space and time, who would generally answer yes … Continue reading

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Don’t overlook this important contribution to the historiography of voluntary action! – Colin Rochester

Back in May 2018 one of our committee members, Bob Snape, used the VAHS Blog to introduce his book on Leisure, Voluntary Action and Social Change 1880-1939. I am embarrassed to admit that I missed Bob’s post and have only just … Continue reading

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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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Findings from VAHS’s survey of members and friends: ‘Good to know you exist!’ Meta Zimmeck

For some time VAHS has wanted to be in closer touch with our members and friends in order to assess the strengths and weaknesses of what we are doing and, if possible, to make changes that might make our activities … Continue reading

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Celebrating 25 years of studying the history of voluntary action: VAHS’s Conference 2016

Colin Rochester first published the following blog detailing next year’s conference on HistPhil.org, a web publication  on the history of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, with a particular emphasis on how history can shed light on contemporary philanthropic issues and practice. In … Continue reading

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