The impact of collaborative research by three historians at the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge, and Edinburgh has been recognised by the Royal Historical Society at its Public History Prize awards 2018. The team – Professor Adrian Bingham (Sheffield), Dr Lucy Delap (Cambridge), and Professor Louise Jackson (Edinburgh) – were the winners of the Public Debate and Policy category, for their work in promoting deeper understanding of experiences of child sexual abuse and responses to it in England and Wales between 1918 and 1990. Initial research (funded by the ESRC) analysed newspaper reporting, legal contexts and social work practices. The team have given talks for non-academic groups, published briefing papers, and undertaken consultancy and media work, and their work has been used in relation to official inquiries.
Their work has been assisted by History & Policy, a national partnership that brings together historians, journalists and policy makers.
More information about the team project and links to History & Policy Briefing Papers can be found here:
More information about the Royal Historical Society Public History Prize awards can be found here: