Forthcoming conference. VOLUNTEERING AND SOCIAL ACTION: 1880-1990: call for papers


Toynbee Hall, London | 25 November 2010 | 10.30-4.30

This one-day workshop will consider the history of volunteering and social action by university students in Britain. We welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of the history of student social service, volunteering or social action. Topics could include university settlements and missions; workcamps, work with unemployed, general strike; wartime volunteering; campaigning; Student Community Action.

Professor Carol Dyhouse will talk on the history of the RAG movement and Mike Day will present new research on the history of the National Union of Students.

Please send a 250 word abstract to Georgina Brewis, by

30 September 2010. If you are interested in attending this event please register your interest at the same address. The event will be free to attend and there will be some travel bursaries available for presenters.

Please ask for details.

This workshop is part of the Students, Volunteering and Social Action: Histories and Policies project convened by Student Hubs and the Institute for Volunteering Research.

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