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Intercultural Transfer and the History of Social Housing

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Thomas Adam, University of Texas at Arlington History has traditionally been written in the form of national history. From its establishment as an academic discipline at the beginning of the nineteenth century, historians absorbed the romantic notions of nationalism and … Continue reading

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The Settlement Movement since 1918

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Mark Freeman, University of Glasgow VAHS Seminar, 5 December 2011 ‘A movement that moves’: The settlement in Britain after the First World War The settlement movement, which originated in London in the 1880s and spread across Britain and America in … Continue reading

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Profile: Stella Benson, 1892-1933

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Katrina Gulliver, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich The following is an extract from Modern Women in China and Japan: Gender, Feminism and Global Modernity between the War, which was published by IB Taurus in February 2012 Stella Benson was born in … Continue reading

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Occupy Oral History: Documenting History in the Making

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Graham Smith, Royal Holloway At the beginning of this year (2012) a small group of oral historians kicked off OccupyOralHistory. We were inspired to do so by the broad movement that is occupying spaces that include not just the streets,¬†former … Continue reading

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In Darkest London: Investigating Destitution in the 1920s

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Kirsten Jarrett Classic Text: In Darkest London by Ada Chesterton (1926) Anne Turner was the pseudonym used by Ada Elizabeth Chesterton, the widow of G.K. Chesterston’s brother Cecil, herself a journalist and ‘social reformer’. It was under this name that, … Continue reading

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