These case studies provide examples of best practice by historians and policy makers and showcase a wide range of H&P activities and impacts. They illustrate the many different ways that historians have succeeded in influencing public policy and offer insights into why civil servants in government departments, members of parliament, public inquiries, journalists and TV producers, think-tanks, campaigning groups and other non-governmental organisations all welcome input from historians and want to learn from what happened in the past.
Researched and written by Dr Christopher Knowles, Visiting Research Fellow at The Institute of Contemporary British History at King's College London, the case studies followed a review of H&P’s events for civil servants and other policy makers. More case studies will be published in the coming months.
H&P is an expanding Partnership based at King's College London and the University of Cambridge, and additionally supported by the University of Bristol, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds, the Open University, 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.