Policy Impact Skills for Historians

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:

Policy Impact Skills for Historians: Introduction to public policy engagement

22 January 2014

Policy Impact Skills for Historians: Public policy engagement practice and actors

26 February 2014

Policy Impact Skills for Historians: The Media

14 May 2014


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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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