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Cambridge historian, Lucy Delap, recognised at RHS Public History Prize awards

last modified Feb 06, 2018 09:32 AM

Lucy Delap is part of a team which has been awarded a prize by the Royal Historical Society, in the Public Debate and Policy category, at its 2018 Public History Prize awards.

The work of Louise Jackson, Adrian Bingham and Lucy Delap has centred on understanding and historicising the problem of child sexual abuse in twentieth century Britain.

Through archive work and the construction of a database of press reports, they have extended the scholarship on child abuse and how it has been dealt with by institutions such as the media, social work and the criminal justice system. Their work has been used widely by contemporary policy makers, including official inquiries, grassroots practitioners and the media.

The research has been enabled and supported by History & Policy , and was made possible by an Economic and Social Research Council Urgency Grant.

A report on the History & Policy site

 

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Cherish Watton (Churchill) wins RHS Public History Prize Undergraduate Award

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RHS Public History Prize for Best Online Resource won by team including Professor Joya Chatterji and PhD student Sundeep Lidher

RHS Public History Prize for Best Online Resource won by team including Professor Joya Chatterji and PhD student Sundeep Lidher