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Feature: New Research on Save the Children

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After winning the Economic History Society Bursary to attend our summer conference, Emily Baughan writes for our June feature on The Save the Children Fund, the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child and a Charter for Stateless Children, 1919-1940. … Continue reading

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Historians and Charities

Fresh from talking to Save the Children about their founders and their early days, Emily Baughan writes for us on what historians and charities can learn from each other. When I first began research in the archives of Save the … Continue reading

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Feature: Kaiserwerth Deaconesses

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For our May feature, Carmen Mangion reports back for us from an academic conference in Germany on the history of deaconesses, religious women who were part of a transnational movement at the heart of nineteenth-century care and provision for the poor. … 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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Scandinavian Housing and Britain’s ‘New’ Co-Operatives in the 1960s

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Glen O’Hara, Oxford Brookes University The following is an edited extract from Glen O’Hara, Governing Post-War Britain: Paradoxes of Progress, 1951-1973, which was published this month by Palgrave Macmillan. International policy transfer can be seen in many areas of British … Continue reading

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