To enable historians to engage effectively with policy makers and shapers, H&P offers training and support to its members as well as to students, when funding allows.
Courses include policy engagement skills training and History in the Headlines, with senior journalists and communications professionals explaining how different forms of media operate and the various opportunities for engaging with journalists.
A day of training at the University of Leeds focussed on engaging with policy makers at local level, potentially a more rewarding activity for historians than trying to reach London power structures - policy decisions are made on a range of matters at local level and practical impacts can be more easily observed.
On 31 May - 2 June 2016 History & Policy director Dr Andrew Blick spoke at a training course held by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
In March & April 2016, H&P ran a two day training course for academics to learn how the policy-making process works, and how to engage with policy makers and shapers. Drawing on H&P’s connections in Whitehall and civil society, delegates heard from civil servants, NGO leaders, journalists and historians with experience in government, Parliament and beyond.
The Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will co-host a training day with H&P on Nov 4th 2015 in Sheffield, providing opportunities to quiz H&P historians on their policy interventions, and plan for making arts and humanities research more impactful.
H&P runs training courses for historians to learn how the policy-making process works, and how to engage with policy makers and shapers. Drawing on H&P’s connections in Whitehall and civil society, delegates hear from civil servants, NGO leaders, journalists and historians with experience in government, Parliament and beyond.
Policy Impact Skills for Historians brought together historians from PhD to professor in three intensive workshops during Spring-Summer 2014. H&P is now working with the delegates to assist with their policy and media engagement activities.
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H&P is an expanding Partnership based at King's College London and the University of Cambridge, and additionally supported by the University of Leeds, the University of Liverpool and the Open University.
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.