Tag Archives: war

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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Charity, Racism and War

Since the Woolwich murder, there have been worrying scenes and disturbances as the English Defence League has sought to become associated with Help the Heroes. Such political difficulties and controversies are nothing new to the voluntary sector. Offering some historical … Continue reading

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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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Secrets and anniversaries

A historian once told me (bitterly?) that the press are only interested in secrets and anniversaries: if you want your book to get coverage, it has to deal with one or the other. I was reminded of this comment by … Continue reading

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Charity and the First World War

[audio http://historyspot.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/media-file/vahs-20121119.mp3]Leanne Green, VAHS Seminar, 19 November 2013 (slides) Advertising War: The Visual Imagery of Charity Campaigns in the First World War How do we remember the First World War? And what do historians make of how we remember the First … Continue reading

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