International Network for History and Policy


A new initiative for connecting historians and policymakers

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Founded in discussions over late 2018 and early 2019, INHAP comprises groups of academic historians based in countries around the world. They share the view that the quality of decision-making in the present, about the future, benefits from a deeper knowledge of the past.

The groups in the network connect academic historians and their work with policy makers; and advocate for historical research as fundamental to policy. Members of the network share practices and collaborate with each-other. They aim to improve the quality of public conversations and policy formation, resulting in stronger civil societies and better informed decisions.

INHAP takes a particular interest collectively in promoting international good practice for the incorporation of history into public policy-making. It interprets the concept of policy makers in the widest sense, including official agencies at all levels from local to global, non-governmental organisations, opinion-formers and academics and other experts.

American Historical Association 

National History Center 

Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest  

Australian Policy & History


Autocracies and UK Foreign Policy - Dr Andrew Blick gives evidence to Foreign Affairs Committee

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History, law and treaty-making with indigenous peoples in Australia

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About Us


H&P is based at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London.

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.

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