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.
The Cidade Maravilhosa of the XXXI Olympiad has a rich and extraordinary history and a challenging present. Professor Daryle Williams presents his co-edited volume The Rio de Janeiro Reader: History, Culture, Politics, part history, part travel guide, and part indispensible background to the 2016 Games.
Ian Cawood introduces a new volume of collected essays on Joseph Chamberlain (I. Cawood & C. Upton (eds.) Joseph Chamberlain: International Statesman, National Leader, Local Icon (London: Palgrave Macmillian, 2016)). His introduction is followed by reflections on contemporary civic revival from a speech given at the conference which led to this book by Sir Albert Bore, former leader of Birmingham City Council.
In her latest book, Alix Green seeks to re-explore the connection between history and policy, proposing that historians rediscover a sense of ‘public purpose’ that can embrace political decision-making and also enhance historical practice.
By publishing The Cycling City, Dr. Evan Friss aimed to shine a light on the (seemingly forgotten) history of cycling in America's cities and place contemporary transport issues in to a wider historical context.
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