Global Humanitarianism Research Academy 2018 will be held at University of Exeter
Global Humanitarianism Research Academy 2018
Original CNHH Call for Applications.
From the GHRA Call for Applications:
In July 2018, the GLOBAL HUMANITARIANISM | RESEARCH ACADEMY will first meet for one week in Exeter for academic sessions of lectures, class meetings and discussions, including study time (the academic meetings rotate annually between Mainz and Exeter; in the previous year this meeting took place in Mainz). PhD students will have the chance to sharpen the methodological and theoretical focus of their thesis through an intense exchange with peers, postdocs, and established scholars working in the same or related field of humanitarianism. The postdocs will benefit from discussing their research design and publication strategy with established scholars.
The academic session at Exeter or Mainz is each year followed by a one week archival session at Geneva. Here the archives of the ICRC offer a unique insight into humanitarian action during the past 150 years. The holdings provide rich material, including visual material, for the history of international affairs in the ages of nation states, empires and global governance, particularly the study of humanitarianism, humanitarian law, conflicts studies as well as related issues such as human rights. Under the guidance of experienced archive staff, the members of the Research Academy will study primary sources related to the previous discussions at Exeter as well as to their own research projects if applicable. Opportunities may also be provided for intensive discussions with active members of the ICRC staff and other Geneva based humanitarian organisations.
Each selected academy fellow receives the cost of travel to Exeter and accommodation in Exeter and Geneva. Academy fellows will be asked to purchase their travel to Geneva as proof of their commitment to attending the Academy.