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Policy Engagement Workshop – this workshop has been postponed until the New Year

History and Policy are a national network of academic historians who promote better policy making through a greater understanding of history they will deliver a workshop, exploring how historians at the beginning of their careers can engage with policy.

Do you want to find out how academic researchers have engaged with policy making nationally, regionally and locally?


Midlands4Cities and the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities are working with 
History & Policy to deliver a one-day policy engagement workshop 


History and Policy are a national network of academic historians who promote better policy making through a greater understanding of history they will deliver a workshop, exploring how historians at the beginning of their careers can engage with policy making structures nationally, locally and outside government.  Although the session will be delivered by academic historians, researchers in other disciplines will find the session useful and are warmly invited to attend.

Panel sessions will include:
  • Academic historians who have collaborated with central government departments in Whitehall, national charities and local practitioners and projects.
  • Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiries exercise to get participants thinking about the possible policy applications of their work; we have run this exercise at a number of universities for groups with a mix of career stages – PhD candidates to Professors.

Contributors include: 

Dr Andrew Blick

Andrew is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London. He has worked in Parliament, in the Prime Minister’s Office, No. 10 Downing Street and a variety of think tanks, and is also a consultant to democratic reform projects across the world. He has been expert adviser to a parliamentary panel on devolution and research fellow to the first ever public inquiry into a written UK constitution.

Alix Mortimer
Alix has worked with H&P’s Whitehall and other policy maker contacts for three years, communicating research, creating opportunities, editing historians’ opinion articles and setting up events. She was previously a freelance journalist and award-winning political blogger, with an M. Phil. in Medieval History and MA in Archaeology.