The VAHS New Researchers are planning numerous events for the 2012/2013 academic year. These will include workshops and ‘Shut Up and Write’ meet-ups for the new VAHS writing group. Our next Shut Up and Write session will be held in the Bloomsbury coffee House on Wednesday 5th June from 12:00 to 16:00.
The VAHS New Researchers at the 5th International Conference
As per tradition, the VAHS will be awarding a prize to the best new researcher paper presented during the conference. Date for submission is Thursday 20th June and the winner will be announced during the conference dinner. Papers should include a 300 word abstract and the maximum word limit for submissions is 5,000 words (excluding bibliography, references and abstract).
Please submit your papers to Anjelica Finnegan . The VAHS New Researchers look forward to meeting you at what is set to be an engaging conference.
The most recent New Researchers Workshop was held on 10th October 2012 at the University of Southampton. It brought together new researchers from around the UK to discuss the important issue of unpaid voluntary work over the last hundred years. VAHS New Researcher workshops have been held at universities across the UK on a wide range of topics. These have included child poverty, imperial benevolence and campaigning in contemporary society. For reports on each of these workshops, see here.
New Researchers have always been encouraged to share their work at in VAHS seminars. These seminars have been on topics ranging from religious and medical charity to student volunteers in interwar Romania. Since 2009 these seminars have been recorded, you can listen to these and find a list of older seminars by new researchers here.
The first VAHS New Researchers conference panel took place at the 2012 History Lab Conference. George Campbell Gosling, Sarah Flew and Chris Moores each gave papers addressing the theme of ‘agency’ in different areas of voluntary action history. You can read the panel abstracts here.