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#VAHS2013 conference online

Last week saw the University of Huddersfield hosting the Voluntary Action History Society’s fifth international research conference. Over the coming weeks we’ll have a series of blog posts commenting on the goings on and some of the fascinating subjects raised. … Continue reading

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Feature: Anti-Apartheid Protest in Ireland

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This month sees the publication of Kevin O’Sullivan’s new book ‘Ireland, Africa and the End of Empire: Small State Identity in the Cold War, 1955-75’ with Manchester University Press. For our February feature, we have an exclusive extract on anti-apartheid protest … Continue reading

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Sati and the Civilising Mission

Andrea Major, University of Leeds The prohibition of sati (widow-burning) by Governor General Lord William Bentinck in December 1829 is often held up as one of the crowning achievements of the British colonial state in India. In a Monty Python … 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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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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