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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Opinion Articles

Prince Harry and the history of mental health stigma policy

Chris Millard traces the history of policy designed to tackle stigma, contextualising both "celebrity" action and the mooted scrapping of the Mental Health Act 1983.

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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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H&P’s director on the snap election

History & Policy’s director Dr Andrew Blick (King’s College London), an expert in constitutional history, on the implications of the snap election for the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.

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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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The future of UK labour law

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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The Governance of Health 2017 Conference

Liverpool Medical Institution, 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5SR
This event is all day

The Wellcome Trust-funded Governance of Health research project investigates the role of different experts – medical professionals, economists and management consultants – in British health policy-making

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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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