21. Notes on Jane Addams: 20 Years at Hull-House

Jane Addams worked on a Settlement plan for eight years- it opened in 1889. She was inspired by the English Settlement- Toynbee Hall- and she will maintain close connection to Europe throughout. Themes I found interesting: The half lives of intellectuals as a motivation for the Settlement movement The accumulation of knowledge and receiving impressions…

20. A Recent History of Pembroke House Settlement

A separate paper sets out a history of the settlement movement. This has not been a solely academic exercise. The goal is to arrive at a working definition of a 21st Century settlement, one that is relevant to contemporary conditions while holding true to the original ideals of the movement. This paper summarises the development…

18. The (Long) Historical Context

Garret Giblin writes about the context from which the settlement movement emerged. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the social upheaval caused by industrialisation and war with France placed new pressures on the established system of poor relief. Concerned by the suffering of the poor and worried about the potential for social unrest…

17. Szuberla on Space

Hull House, Chicago Commons, and The Northwestern and University of Chicago Settlements were three of six settlements built by the Pond brothers, Irving and Allen. Hull House is the most famous but they all tell a story. Another architect Perkins contributed to several settlements including the University of Chicago settlement. The Ponds and Perkins were…

16. A Fortunate Man

A Fortunate Man is the story of a community GP, John Sassal, working in the 1960’s in rural England. It is told by John Berger and visualised by Jean Mohr. Berger describes Sasall’s approach in detail, an approach that goes beyond diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. He takes an interest in his patients. He respects and…

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