Opinion Articles

H&P encourages historians to use their expertise to shed light on issues of the day. If you are interested in submitting an opinion piece for publication, please see our editorial guidelines. We currently have 299 Opinion Articles listed by date and they are all freely searchable by theme, author or keyword.


Only out to save themselves? Charity regulation in historical perspective

Sarah Roddy, Julie-Marie Strange & Bertrand Taithe suggest that recent controversies surrounding charitable fundraising may have their historical precedents in Victorian and Edwardian England. 

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Humanitarian impartiality, anti-austerity and the political turn of NGOs

In response to criticism of humanitarian NGOs’ ‘political turn’, Dr Emily Baughan argues that charities such as Oxfam and Save the Children were founded by the left, not hijacked by it. 

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Private money, public good? The New College for the Humanities and the history of university funding

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