Tag Archives: social work

Feature: Community building in Notting Hill: online archive for nursery centre

Michael Locke is an independent writer, researcher and adviser, formerly employed by the University of East London, Volunteering England and NCVO. In this blog, Mike reports on a new archive of community history, which covers the ground of his witness … Continue reading

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Forthcoming 2015: Payment and Philanthropy in British Healthcare, 1918-1948

  Last week I signed a book contract with Pickering and Chatto for their Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine series. I’ll now be spending the rest of this year working on the manuscript for my first monograph on … Continue reading

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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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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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Volunteering before 1960?

Why does a dominant version of the history of volunteering suggest that volunteering reached a low ebb during the years after 1945 until a so-called ‘volunteer boom’ in the 1960s: a rediscovery of volunteering to sit alongside the better known … Continue reading

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