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Social Work History Network

Social work history on the web


The British Journal of Social Work Volume 38 Issue 4 June 2008 (special issue on the history of social work)

Bulletin of the Social Work History Network

The Child Care History Network

The Children's Society: Hidden Lives Revealed: A Virtual Archive. Children in Care 1881–1981

Viviene Cree on social work history

Lucy Faithfull archive 

George Campbell Gosling: Historian of medicine and charity in modern Britain and beyond (blog)

Peter Higginbotham: The Workhouse website; also on Twitter @Workhouses

History and Policy

History of Social Work

History of Social Work in the United Kingdom (Oxford Bibliographies)

Institute of Historical Research: History in Focus series Issue 14 (2008): ‘Welfare’ 

International Federation of Social Workers Archival Project

Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick: Sources for the history of social work

The Overseas Development Institute: Global history of modern humanitarian action

Social Welfare at the British Library (the BL also offers monthly updates)

The Social Welfare History Project (U.S.)

Social Work and Society International Online Journal Volume 9 Issue 2 2011 (special issue on European history of social work – open access)

Social Work History Network; also, on Twitter @SociWorkHistory and LinkedIn

Olive Stevenson (1930–2013)

UK Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Manchester

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW School of Social Work: history of social work e-learning resource including lectures by a number of academics

University of Birmingham: a short illustrated history of the first 100 years of social work education at the university (24pp) by Ann Davis

Voluntary Action History Society

WISEArchive. Online archive: working lives of older people

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