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Promoting democracy in an ancient state: the case of Egypt

In an exciting collaboration, a contemporary historian and an Egyptologist consider the prospects for democracy in one of the world's oldest continuous states in the light of its ancient past.

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The Citizen’s Charter: towards consumer service in central government

Lorenzo Castellani traces the roots of the idea of the citizen as consumer of public services - an idea embraced by successive governments of different political stripes since John Major's Citizen's Charter in the early 1990s.

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Lost files, history thieves and contemporary British history

Daniel Lomas sets the recent loss of historical papers by the government in context - cock-up or conspiracy?

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Open diplomacy? New embassies and old on the Thames

As the new US embassy is unveiled in London, Carl Bridge and Eileen Chanin look at a historical example of a truly "open" embassy building.

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Professor Richard Roberts

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death just before Christmas of our colleague, Professor Richard Roberts, Professor of Contemporary History in the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London.

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HM Prisons and Probation Service commissions our historians

Historians from Cambridge and Edinburgh will investigate the historical context of child protection in prisons for HMPPS's submission to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

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Race, Female Suffrage, and Parliamentary Representation in the Global South

Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 2PW
10:15 am - 14:45 pm

This workshop in the Palace of Westminster will explore past and contemporary examples of women campaigning for and acquiring their political rights, especially women of colour and women in the global south. How can

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Promoting democracy: past and present lessons for Iran, Egypt and beyond

Room 1.03, Bush House (North East Wing), 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG
16:00 pm - 18:00 pm

How understanding the past can impact on democracy advocacy today.

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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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