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Charity at Christmas

The practice and ideal of charity have long been associated with the festive season – and this has been a recurring theme on this blog. Probably the most famous case of this comes from the book – not to mention … Continue reading

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Feature: Armenia 1988

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For our December feature article, Dr Jo Laycock of Sheffield Hallam University writes for us. As the 25th anniversary of the Armenian Earthquake approaches, she offers us a story of disaster and relief at the end of the Cold War.  … 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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Feature: Anti-Slavery after Emancipation

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Our November feature is an exclusive extract from Richard Huzzey’s ‘Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain’, published last year by Cornell University Press, in which he explains why the book looks beyond the abolitionist societies to the wider reform movement.  … Continue reading

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Feature: The Influence of Disability Organisations

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For our October feature article, Gareth Millward expands on his paper on how disability organisations have attempted to influence policymaking in Britain since the 1960s, which won the New Researchers Prize at the VAHS’s recent international research conference at the University of Huddersfield. … Continue reading

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