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Feature: Mental Illness and Childhood Migration: The Bright or Dark Side of Victorian Philanthropy?

Steven J. Taylor is a PhD researcher in the Centre for Medical Humanities at the University of Leicester.  He discusses the challenges of locating —and interpreting— mental illness in charity archives and of assessing the ethics of philanthropic emigration schemes.    My current research interests sit … Continue reading

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Oral Histories of Voluntary Action: Reflections on the Workshop

In this guest post, Bridget Lockyer reflects upon Oral Histories of Voluntary Action: An Interdisciplinary Workshop, a VAHS New Researchers event which took place this February in association with the University of York’s Humanities Research Centre. Voluntary action history is … Continue reading

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Thank You, George!

This month sees the handover in editorial duties here at the VAHS blog, from George Gosling to a new editorial team.  George established the blog in 2011 with the aim of fostering discussion and providing a space for scholars to share … Continue reading

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Oral Histories of Voluntary Action: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

In this guest post, Bridget Lockyer, one of our New Researchers, introduces an upcoming event for the group: Oral Histories of Voluntary Action: An Interdisciplinary Workshop, in association with the University of York’s Humanities Research Centre. It’s been a few weeks … Continue reading

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