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Podcast: Returned Volunteer Action from 1966 to 2006

VAHS Seminar given by Stephen Butters (former trustee of the RVA) on 25 April 2010  [audio http://historyspot.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/media-file/vahs-20100426_0.mp3] Returned Volunteer Action from 1966 to 2006: an assessment of the life cycle of the fly in the ointment of the British Returner Volunteer Programme … Continue reading

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Podcast: Other Times, Other Places – Parallels from Historical Research and International Practice

Institute for Voluntary Action Research in association with the Voluntary Action History Society on 7 December 2009 Georgina Brewis of the Institute for Volunteering Research John Hailey of City University ABSTRACT This seminar is about the past and the future … Continue reading

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Charity Begins at Home? Transnational Histories of Humanitarianism

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Kevin O’Sullivan, University of Birmingham & University College Dublin Comfortably ensconced in Oxford Brookes University for the recent VAHS New Researchers workshop on ‘transnational humanitarianism’, we began our morning’s discussion with Dickens. (We actually began with train journeys, delayed buses, … Continue reading

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Gendering the History of Voluntary Action

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Kate Bradley, University of Kent Gender is central to an understanding of voluntary action history, as it confronts us the moment we ask the question of who does what to whom.  In one respect, gender will be well-known territory to … Continue reading

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A Mission Christmas in Uganda

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Kathleen Vongsathorn, University of Oxford England has a history of Christmas charity dating back to the Middle Ages, and peaking in the late Victorian era.  When British missionaries and colonial families went abroad, they took with them these same charitable … Continue reading

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