Aid, Advocacy, Development, and Faith in the Pre-Digital Age will be held at University of Calgary
Aid, Advocacy, Development, and Faith in the Pre-Digital Age
Panel at the 2016 Conference of the Canadian Historical Association, June 1st, 2016 2:30-4:00pm.
For more information and the 2016 CHA Preliminary Program, see the Panel’s Event Page.
Present Day NGOs and Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) grapple with how to utilize digital and social media technologies in their humanitarian relief, advocacy and development work, in an effort to keep pace with the shifting nature of communications and networks. With this in mind, this panel addresses the stories of specific Canadian humanitarians and organizations as they created and negotiated their own transnational networks to influence governments, publics and their own partners in secular and denominational organizations through the media and technologies of the early twentieth century.
A major endeavour of the panel will be to explore, compare and contextualize these efforts’ manifestations themselves in Canada, Euro-American, and the Golbal South as Canadian humanitarians performed charitable actions, political activism, foreign aid and religious activities. The ways these actors organized themselves both locally and transnationally go a long way to explain current challenges of Canadian humanitarian action for the twenty-first century.
Individual Papers and Presenters:
“Transnationalism, Humanitarianism, and the YMCA during the First World War,” Jonathon Weier, PhD Candidate, University of Western Ontario, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Combating ‘the Eclipse in Ethiopia’: Humanitarian Efforts of the Sudan Interior Mission During the Italo-Ethiopian War,” Nassisse Solomon, PhD Candidate, University of Western Ontario, email@example.com.
“Humanitarianism and Transnational Networks of Information: Flows of Data between Oxfam UK, Uxfam Canada, and the Global South, 1955-1975,” Dominique Marshall, PhD, Carleton University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Canadian Food Aid and the Transnational Evangelical Movement, 1970-1986,” Will Tait, PhD Candidate, Carleton University, email@example.com.
Nicole Marion, PhD Candidate, Carleton University, firstname.lastname@example.org.