Policy Papers


Trade unions and ‘Original Labour’: an alternative to state-socialism

Alastair Reid discusses aspects of trade union history that have been neglected both in the historiography and in current perceptions - pluralism, decentralised organisation and common interests of occupation...

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Alas, poor Europe

Europe on its 60th birthday – the anniversary of the Treaty of Rome falls on 25 March. Eirini Karamouzi and Luc-Andre Brunet look back at Europe’s capacity for reinvention and ask what comes next.

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What does British imperial economic history tell us about the future of UK-EU trading relations?

David Clayton lays out the options for Britain’s post-Brexit trading relations, and assesses the preferred option in the light of imperial economic history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Brexit and the case for a naval policy renaissance

Duncan Redford argues that Brexit is unlikely to lead to a resurgence of public support for increased naval power - the history of similar attempts to engage the public on this issue is not encouraging for the...

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H&P historians launch new book offering a fresh perspective on British labour history

Professor Peter Ackers and Dr Alastair Reid introduced their edited collection of essays challenging traditional narratives of twentieth century British labour history at a sold-out event...

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History shows that cutting welfare to protect the economy is misguided

H&P Editorial Director and co-founder Professor Simon Szreter co-authors paper in The Lancet highlighting the early modern social security system in England as a stimulus to economic growth

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Speaker Series: Sir Thomas Legg - government and the rule of law

09
Nash Lecture Theatre, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
18:00 pm - 19:30 pm

This H&P speaker series will feature former senior public servants and other policymakers reflecting on their careers with a response from a contemporary historian who has studied the events in which they

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The future of UK labour law

24
King's College London
11:00 am - 15:00 pm

Labour law is one of the many areas of law that will need reconstructing after Brexit. The Trade Union Forum brings together experts in the history of labour law to explore its roots and suggest proposals for the

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No. 10 Guest Historian Series


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.

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About Us


With long-established offices in King's College London and the University of Cambridge, H&P is an expanding Partnership currently supported by 6 Higher Education Institutes: King’s College London, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, The University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, and The University of Sheffield.

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.

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