How much should citizens know about the activities of governments? Henry Irving and Judith Townend look back to light-touch press censorship during World War Two and draw out its relevance for today.
Prof. Robert Anderson looks at the history of university tuition fees and asks whether the restoration of free higher education in England is politically possible, or indeed, desireable.
Dr Angela Davis examines funding for childcare in previous times of austerity and draws historical lessons for the Childcare Bill 2015-16
Sexual politics has a long history in the Anglican Communion. Tim Jones doubts that today's divides over marriage equality will lead to the final break up.
H&P releases the full details of the March 22nd training event
H&P Parenting forum curators Laura King, Angela Davis, and Jenny Crane welcome the Parenting Forum's redesigned website.
H&P works with historians on the policy engagement elements of funded research projects. We broker exchanges with policy makers and shapers in order to make research accessible and to maximise its impact. Currently, H&P is involved in three projects on a costed basis.
With their apparent innocence and potential as future citizens, children have often been used by adults to represent a particular notion of the future. Led by Dr Laura King (Leeds), Dr Vicky Crewe (Cardiff), and Dr Lindsey Dodd (Huddersfield), this AHRC-funded project explores how, why and with what effects children have been ideologically used in British and French history, from the late 19th century to the post-war era. With Save the Children and War Child, the project will also consider how past insights can influence present practice.
This AHRC-funded research network examines conceptions of Europe, Empire, Commonwealth and China in Britain’s economic future since 1900 - a tumultuous period characterised by debates about free trade v. protectionism, the decline of the imperial economy and rise of the European Union. Led by Dr David Thackeray, Professor Andrew Thompson and Professor Richard Toye (all Exeter), the network connects historical and contemporary ways of thinking about Britain’s future global economic orientation. The implications for Britain’s trade and investment in the Commonwealth today will be explored with policy makers.
Given current concerns about the extent of sexual abuse in the past, how might historians contribute to our understanding of what went wrong and prevent future mistakes? This ESRC-funded project, undertaken by a team of researchers - Lucy Delap (Cambridge), Dr Louise Jackson and Dr Louise Settle (Edinburgh) and Dr Adrian Bingham (Sheffield) aims to inform and contextualise present-day debates in Britain by examining key moments over the last 100 years when abuse reached public awareness through media, criminal justice or policy.
H&P is working in partnership with the Prime Minister's Office and the National Archives to help revitalise the history content of the new History of Government Blog website.
H&P commissions and edits the No. 10 Guest Historian series, written by expert historians from the H&P network, as well as creating lively new biographies of previous Prime Ministers.
We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.