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Toolkit

On this page, we've compiled useful links and resources to help academics looking to engage with publics or policy. Our team also provide advice and consultancy for those planning events in relation to parenting, so please do get in touch if you would like to discuss your upcoming event.

Public Engagement Guides

In terms of evaluative literature in this area, you may wish to consult:

Policy Engagement Guides

The LSE Impact Blog has many articles reflecting on how academic research can, is, and should be used in policy construction, notably:

For a reflexive account of the relationship between history and policy, please see:

  • Pat Thane, 'History and policy', History Workshop Journal, 67 (1) (2009), pp. 140-5. [Institutional Access needed to read].

There are also many blogs which use historical or academic research to inform policy, such as Made by History, History & Policy, Historians in Residence, and, with more of a public and media-facing focus, The Conversation. These are all great places to look for examples of this kind of writing, and places to consider publishing your own work, if looking to engage with broader audiences. History & Policy also offers training in this type of work, and details of the latest courses can be accessed here.

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