Tag Archives: youth

Feature: Mental Illness and Childhood Migration: The Bright or Dark Side of Victorian Philanthropy?

Steven J. Taylor is a PhD researcher in the Centre for Medical Humanities at the University of Leicester.  He discusses the challenges of locating —and interpreting— mental illness in charity archives and of assessing the ethics of philanthropic emigration schemes.    My current research interests sit … Continue reading

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Feature: Exporting Visions and Saving Children- The Swedish Save the Children Fund

Ann Nehlin is a researcher at the University of Stockholm in Sweden.  In March 2014, she gave a VAHS seminar on the relief efforts of the Swedish Save the Children Fund in the mid-twentieth century (listen to the podcast here).  In … Continue reading

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Feature: The Historical Geographies of Scouting

At the VAHS Seminar of 2 December 2013 Sarah Mills, Lecturer in Human Geography at Loughborough University, gave the paper ‘”Citizen Scout”: The Historical Geographies of scouting in Britain’.  In the following interview, she expands upon the intersections of geography, citizenship, and identity in … Continue reading

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Breaking new ground or digging up the past?

I’ve been watching the Channel 4 programme ‘Secret Millions’. The programme is a step on from the popular C4 format ‘Secret Millionaire’ where wealthy people give some of their money away to shocked recipients and the good causes they have … Continue reading

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