Network of historians
To help make historians and their expertise more accessible to policymakers, History & Policy has set up a groundbreaking network of historians who can respond to requests for information and interviews from policymakers and journalists.
We support more than 400 historians, based at universities in the UK and overseas. They have proven historical expertise across a range of domestic and international policy issues and are keen to contribute to media discussion and policy formation. They write historical papers with clear policy implications, which are published regularly by H&P and are freely available online. Historians also write opinion pieces, informed by their research, in response to topical issues.
Historians in the H&P network benefit from professional communications support. We work to keep members up-to-date on relevant policy developments. Where appropriate, we seek publicity for historians' H&P policy papers; we can advise on placing comment pieces in the media and offer assistance with interview requests. Where resources allow, H&P provides media and policy engagement training for our historians.
H&P's historians regularly participate in policy workshops, seminars and public events. They respond to policy consultations and inquiries and can provide background briefings on historical issues with policy resonance. They can also undertake commissioned research.
If you are a historian interested in joining the History & Policy network, please read the FAQs for historians and then telephone Fiona Holland (+44 (0)20 7848 7047) to have your details entered onto the database.