Category Archives: Hugh Cunningham

Professor Hugh Cunningham is Emeritus Professor of Social History at the University of Kent. He is a widely influential historian of childhood and has recently turned his attention to the history of philanthropy. A podcast is now available of his plenary lecture at the 2010 VAHS Conference, From Benevolence to Philanthropy, 1700-1900. You can browse his blog contributions below.

How New is the New Philanthropy?

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Hugh Cunningham, University of Kent VAHS 2010 Conference Keynote Address From benevolence to philanthropy, 1700-1900 Walking down Princes Street in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, my eyes diverted from the ripping up of the street that is part of the … Continue reading

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