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Management School, University of Liverpool
Named after the global internet designation for co-operatives, “.coop”, H-COOP seeks to advance research into co-operative history and practice in all disciplines, sectors, and geographical areas. Its intended audience includes academics and independent scholars interested in co-operatives and related mutual organizations (eg, social enterprises, credit unions, associations) as well as interested co-operative practitioners. Although the list is conducted in English, H-COOP seeks to be representative of non-Anglophone countries in its activities. It strives to be a unique learning space for all participants, encouraging open communication and respectful debate in an inclusive, mutually-supportive environment.
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for APSA-CIVED
|Interests:||Business History / Economic History / Studies
European History / Studies
Labor History / Studies
Social History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Rachael Vorberg-Rugh is a researcher at the University of Liverpool Management School, and is currently collaborating with fellow H-COOP list editors John Wilson and Anthony Webster in researching and writing a business history of the UK’s largest consumer co-operative, the Co-operative Group. In addition, she is completing a PhD thesis, "Co-operative Contradictions: Business, Labour and Gender in the British Co-operative Movement, 1880-1920" at the University of Oxford. In addition to her academic work, she has been involved in a number of public history projects in her native Portland, Oregon, USA, as well as her current home in North-West England - most recently, working with the UK Co-operative College on their successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid to revitalize the National Co-operative Archive and the Rochdale Pioneers Museum.