Call for Papers: Homes fit for Heroes Centenary Conference: Learning from 1919. London, 18-19 July 2019

The Learning from 1919 Steering Group in partnership with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, are pleased to announce that a conference will take place in July 2019 to commemorate the centenary of the passage of the 1919 Housing Act and the Homes fit for Heroes programme that it inaugurated.

The conference will take place on Thursday 18 July and Friday 19 July 2019 with a series of related events nationwide scheduled over the following weekend of 20 and 21 July 2019. The aim is to bring together multi-disciplinary perspectives from researchers that will:

  • showcase new historical perspectives on the 1919 Act and the housing that was built under its provisions (and those of subsequent Acts in 1923 and 1924), and which established the principle of local authorities building social housing that was followed for the next 60 years;
  • consider wider themes in social housing policy and design across the centenary period;
  • and look towards the future of housing in the next century.
The Learning from 1919 Steering Group now announces the Call for Papers for the conference. Paper proposals should be should be emailed to: 1919Housing@gmail.com

Deadline: 5 January 2019 for notification no later than March 2019. Successful applicants will be expected to cover their own costs for travel and accommodation.

Download the Call for Papers for the full details

The Learning from 1919 Steering Group comprises Dr Elizabeth Darling (Oxford Brookes University), Dr Michael Passmore (University of Greenwich), Prof Mark Swenarton (University of Liverpool), Dr Matthew Whitfield (Historic England) and Matthew Bristow (IHR).

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