Category Archives: Jon Weier

Jon Weier is working towards his PhD at the University of Western Ontario. His thesis is a transnational history of the First World War work of the YMCA. He is also a member of the VAHS’s transnational histories network and can be followed on twitter as @jonweier. You can browse his blog contributions below.

Social Investing and the International Context

Here on the VAHS Forum, we tend to focus on the voluntary sector in Britain, past and present. But in this global age, what happens here can have a direct impact on other parts of the world, as Jon Weier writes … Continue reading

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Feature: The YMCA at War

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For our April feature, Jon Weier considers the role of the First World War in the development of the YMCA. This case study fits with the increasing focus of historians on the importance of charity work within the war effort. … Continue reading

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