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Children’s benefit or burden? Workshop exploring young people’s portrayals, past and present

This 3 September workshop at King's College London will bring together NGO expertise and new historical and archaeological research to investigate the representation of children and its consequences.

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A notable eight-month premiership

William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, 1782-1783, is the latest Prime Minister to feature on the History of Government Blog. Professor Arthur Burns tells his story. 

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Incoming H&P Director appointed adviser to constitutional panel

Dr Andrew Blick, incoming H&P Director and Lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary British History, King's College London, has been appointed the expert adviser to a new panel on devolution and the constitutional future of the UK. 

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Failed PM, outstanding parliamentarian?

Lord Frederick North, 1770-1782, is the latest prime ministerial biography published on the History of Government Blog. Professor Arthur Burns reappraises his record. 

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Children’s benefit or burden? Workshop videos

President Barack Obama recently spoke about the need to reach out to young people in the criminal justice system as 'future citizens'. Dr Laura King discusses the issues prior to a 3 September workshop at King’s College London.

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Why Change Happens: what we can learn from the past

Dr Richard Huzzey - University of Liverpool
PHOTO: Dr Richard Huzzey - University of Liverpool

H&P hosted an all-day conference entitled “Why change happens: what we can learn from the past”, in partnership with Friends of the Earth, on 3 June 2015 at King’s College London. 

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History of fatherhood helps ex-offenders

Dr Laura King, co-founder of the H&P Parenting Forum, is collaborating with West Yorkshire’s probation services to create new resources based on her research into fatherhood to support ex-offenders. 

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Last few places for Change conference

The Friends of the Earth-H&P conference on 3 June is almost full. Book now to discuss how and why change occurred in the past and how this knowledge can be harnessed by civil society actors today.

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Historians discuss the general election outcome

Dr Andrew Blick and Dr Michael Kandiah, of the Institute of Contemporary British History at King’s College London, discuss historical parallels to and implications of the 2015 general election.

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Schoolchildren quiz Andrew Blick

H&P's Dr Andrew Blick appeared on ITV’s The Paul O’Grady Show to answer questions from schoolchildren about politics. Dr Blick, of ICBH at King’s College London, has also written for The Conversation.

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Looking back on five years of Coalition on the eve of the 2015 election

Co-founder and Visiting Professor of the Institute of Contemporary British History Anthony Seldon assess the coalition government five years on.

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Poor law history relevant to policy makers today

PHOTO: H&P co-founder Professor Simon Szreter

H&P co-founder Professor Simon Szreter explored the mechanisms and effects of England’s poor laws over 400 years to emphasize the importance of history to policy making today. 

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Historians reflect on Piketty

In the H&P roundtable at the Economic History Society conference, historians discussed the work of French economist Thomas Piketty on capital and inequality. 

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CSaP Annual Conference 2015

The annual conference will explore opportunities for improving the way government accesses, assesses and makes use of expertise from the humanities, and offer examples of the significant contribution these disciplines have made to public policy.

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Women, peace and transnational activism: a century on

100 years after the Women’s Peace Congress in the Hague, historians, campaigners and politicians will reflect on the past, present and future of women’s transnational organising. Public events on 31 March at Queen Mary, University of London, will explore how far have feminist approaches been incorporated into international debates about security, development and human rights today. 

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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.

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