Dialogues

H&P Dialogues feature historians with different interpretations of an issue in discussion. This new publication strand aims to highlight various interpretations of the history of topics and policies with which decision makers grapple today.

Dialogues will take various forms: some will be paired, others a roundtable. We welcome ideas for dialogues. Please email historyandpolicy@kcl.ac.uk


Women, peace and transnational activism, a century on

On the centenary of the 1915 Women’s Peace Congress in The Hague, historians reflect on the past, present and future of women’s transnational organising. This ‘virtual roundtable’ coincides with events at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London to commemorate the Congress, where women gathered across enemy lines to develop a unique vision of peace, gender equality and human rights. 

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Prostitution and the law in historical perspective: a dialogue

A recent Parliamentary report on prostitution and the law recommended making it an offence to buy sex – which this week Northern Ireland voted for. Setting this fraught debate in historical context, Samantha Caslin and Julia Laite offer different interpretations and responses to the latest proposals. 

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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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