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
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
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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Our August feature brings a wide angle lens to a controversial issue at the moment. Photographic historian Michael Pritchard considers the worth of Barnardo’s extensive and historically valuable photographic archive, which is currently being digitised ahead of an uncertain future. … Continue reading
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Our July feature comes from Marie-Luise Ermisch of Canada’s McGill University, winner of the History Workshop Bursary to attend our international research conference this month. She writes on the topic of her conference paper: Oxfam’s Operation Oasis: Teaching British Youth about Global Poverty. … Continue reading