H&P Parenting forum curators Laura King, Angela Davis, and Jenny Crane welcome the Parenting Forum's redesigned website.
In our latest case study, we look at Alastair Reid, a labour historian and co-founder of the History & Policy Trade Union Forum. This case study looks at why Alastair Reid decided to set up the Forum, what he believes it has achieved, and how it has influenced his thinking on the relevance of history to current issues.
History & Policy recently took part in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 'Policy Week', as part of a session entitled 'Policy Making: Why Should We Care?', attended by a variety of departmental staff.
History & Policy, in conjunction with Unlock Democracy, held an event in the House of Commons on the past and present experiences of women in Parliament.
H&P is delighted to announce the availability of five bursaries, available to academics at any UK Higher Education institution, to join our policy engagement workshops in 2016.
H&P will run a two day training course on 22nd March and 25th April 2016 for academics to learn how the policy-making process works, and how to engage with policy makers and shapers.
On Saturday 24 October 2015 around 70 Industrial Relations academics, Historians, Trade Unionists and Managers gathered for a day conference at Nuffield College, Oxford to reflect on 50 years of Industrial Relations academic research and public policy.
Unlock Democracy and History & Policy are jointly hosting an event on the role of women MPs in Parliament, taking place on Monday, December 14, 2015, 6:30pm 8:00pm. It is the first in a series that will bring together practitioners and historians to discuss democratic reform issues.
On Nov 16th, a group of 25 or so campaigners and historians gathered to continue a discussion initiated at two prior workshops co-organised by History & Policy and Friends of the Earth.
Professor Richard Roberts, Director of the ICBH and Professor of Contemporary History, and Dr. Chris Williams, Senior Lecturer in History and the Open University, last week took part in a history workshop with senior Home Office officials, considering spending cuts in the Home Office from an historic perspective.
The House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution has published written evidence submitted by Dr. Andrew Blick, Director of H&P.
H&P Director, Dr. Andrew Blick, of the Institute of Contemporary British History, King's College London, was a guest of the British Ambassador to Poland marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.
Three new case studies highlight the benefits historians have gained from engaging with policy makers, at a time when academics are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the relevance and impact of their work.
A collaboration between H&P historian Dr Lucy Delap (Cambridge University), sociologist Dr Anna Bull (King’s College London) and historical musicologist Dr Ian Pace (City University) led to an intensive workshop, held on Sept 15th 2015 at the Institute of Musical Research.
H&P and Friends of the Earth hosted a conference entitled ‘Why change happens: what we can learn from the past’, on 3 June 2015 at King’s College London, bringing together campaigners and historians.
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