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 this Spring-Summer. H&P is now working with the delegates to assist with their policy and media engagement activities.
Not only have several delegates secured media coverage of their research and engaged with senior civil servants and politicians, but they have secured book contracts and grants:
For a taste of the course, which was supported by the King’s College London and the AHRC, listen to the recorded sessions:
22 January 2014
26 February 2014
14 May 2014
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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 Bristol, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds, the Open University, and the University of Sheffield.
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.