Historians Books

H&P historians reflect on the process of historical research and writing, what they discovered and the relevance of their findings for policy - whether at international, national or local levels.

Transport Policy: Learning Lessons from History

Inspired by developments in countries such as The Netherlands, Colin Divall & Colin Pooley published Transport Policy: Learning Lessons from History in order to demonstrate ways in which an understanding of history can be used to inform present-day transport and mobility policies. 

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The History Manifesto

David Armitage and Jo Guldi found themselves chafing against history’s traditional reluctance to embrace broad time-scales, which they argue in The History Manifesto are crucial for policy makers. Read about their inspiration for The History Manifesto, which is being launched at LSE on 8 October

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The Politics of Expertise - How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain

Encouraged by students seeking alternatives to traditional social history, Matthew Hilton and colleagues charted the growth and ascendency of NGOs, their influence, impact - and limitations. By examining three key civil society concerns - environmentalism, humanitarian aid and development, and homelessness - the authors consider how NGOs and people's marginalisation from traditional politics has changed the ways in which 21st century Britons engage with the world.

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Hyperactive: the controversial history of ADHD

Matthew Smith explains how he was motivated to write a history of hyperactivity and discusses what his research can add to present-day debates about its diagnosis and treatment, and the nature of modern childhood.

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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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