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History of non-governmental organisations and politics in contemporary Britain

(Colloque sur l'histoire des Organisations Non-Gouvernementales en Grande-Bretagne après 1945)

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Published on Thursday, July 13, 2006 by Natalie Petiteau

Summary

Since 1945, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and new social movements have proliferated in Britain. Historians are only just becoming aware of their key role in redefining notions of political engagement, and their importance for understanding social and political history. NGOs have driven new political agendas, transformed and revived associational life, and re-politicised generations seemingly disillusioned with the politics of the ballot box. mitted by 23 December 2006.

Announcement

Since 1945, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and new social movements have proliferated in Britain. Historians are only just becoming aware of their key role in redefining notions of political engagement, and their importance for understanding social and political history. NGOs have driven new political agendas, transformed and revived associational life, and re-politicised generations seemingly disillusioned with the politics of the ballot box. This conference, hosted by the DANGO project (Database of Archives of NGOs), aims to open up the subject and to contribute to an initial 'mapping' of the scope and extent of NGO-based activism in Britain since the Second World War.

The conference is being organised by Nicholas Crowson and Matthew Hilton and hosted by the DANGO project, based in the Centre for Contemporary Governance and Citizenship in the UK (CenConUK) at the University of Birmingham. DANGO will create an online database of the archives of non-governmental organisations operating in contemporary Britain, providing information on the institution’s history and on the condition, content and accessibility of its archives. CenConUK was established in January 2005 and aims to examine all aspects of contemporary British history, focussing especially on the meaning of governance and citizenship.

Proposals for the conference should come in the form of a 200 word abstract, to be submitted by 23 December 2006.



Le projet DANGO (Database of Archives of NGOs - Base de données sur les Archives des Organisations Non Gouvernementales) collecte des informations sur les Archives et l'Histoire des ONG Britanniques depuis 1945. L'objectif est la création d'un vaste répertoire de ressources en ligne (http://www.dango.bham.ac.uk) pouvant servir d'outil à des chercheurs intéressés par l'étude des Organisations Non Gouvernementales dans une perspective historique.

DANGO organise une conférence sur l'histoire des ONGs au mois de juillet 2007 et lance un appel à contribution. Les propositions de communication doivent être soumises sous la forme d'un résumé de 200 mots (en Anglais) avant le 23 décembre 2006.

La conférence aura lieu les 5-6 juillet 2007.

Vous pouvez imprimer l'appel à contribution ci-joint (format PDF) et le diffuser largement.

Subjects

Places

  • Birmingham, Britain

Date(s)

  • Saturday, December 23, 2006

Contact(s)

  • Jean-François Mouhot
    courriel : jean-francois [dot] mouhot [at] iue [dot] it

Information source

  • Jean-François Mouhot
    courriel : jean-francois [dot] mouhot [at] iue [dot] it

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« History of non-governmental organisations and politics in contemporary Britain », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, July 13, 2006, https://calenda.org/191759

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