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Habemus Papam

In the week that sees the inauguration of Pope Francis, historian of Catholic charity Carmen Mangion shares her thoughts with us on the VAHS Forum. Pope Francis, on his first day after his election, reminded his fellow cardinals in the Sistine Chapel … Continue reading

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Sati and the Civilising Mission

Andrea Major, University of Leeds The prohibition of sati (widow-burning) by Governor General Lord William Bentinck in December 1829 is often held up as one of the crowning achievements of the British colonial state in India. In a Monty Python … Continue reading

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Jewish Protest in the Early Twentieth Century

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C.S. Monaco, University of Florida The following is an edited extract from C.S. Monaco, The Rise of Modern Jewish Politics: Extraordinary Movement, which will be published next month by Routledge. By the time of the 1905 Revolution, approximately 100,000 Russian Jews … Continue reading

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Review: The Ages of Voluntarism – How We Got to the Big Society

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George Campbell Gosling, Oxford Brookes University In recent decades, the history of voluntarism has moved from being a footnote for social historians to a burgeoning and dynamic area in its own right. Offering evidence that the relationship between history and … Continue reading

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Gendering the History of Voluntary Action

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Kate Bradley, University of Kent Gender is central to an understanding of voluntary action history, as it confronts us the moment we ask the question of who does what to whom.  In one respect, gender will be well-known territory to … Continue reading

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