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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: Anti-Slavery after Emancipation

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Our November feature is an exclusive extract from Richard Huzzey’s ‘Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain’, published last year by Cornell University Press, in which he explains why the book looks beyond the abolitionist societies to the wider reform movement.  … 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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Ada Chesterton’s I Lived in a Slum (1936) – sensationalist reportage or valuable historical testimony?

In this post, Kirsten Jarrett asks about the value of social investigations such as those of Ada Chesterton to historians. Are they sensationalist reportage or valuable historical testimony? Bearing in mind the numerous comparable contemporaneous texts, as well as her … Continue reading

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Big Society and the ‘new austerity’

Last month the new economics foundation published its report on Surviving Austerity. Since the Coalition took office they have been following the impact of its welfare reforms and public sector cuts in the poorest parts of Birmingham and London, and these … Continue reading

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