Join us for a panel discussion and book launch for the 2015 edition entitled Elusive Pursuits: Lessons From Canada’s Interventions Abroad. In this edition, the 29th in the influential Canada Among Nations series, contributors examine Canada’s role in foreign military and security missions, and its tendency to intervene under the auspices of international institutions.
inal CFP: Children and War: Past and Present — Deadline 31 Oct
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Children and War: Past and Present
Third international multidisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Salzburg, Austria, on 13-15 July 2016
Organized by the University of Salzburg and the University of Wolverhampton, in association with the UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.
This conference is planned as a follow-up to the two successful conferences, which took place at the University of Salzburg in 2010 and 2013. It will continue to build on areas previously investigated, and also open up new fields of academic enquiry.
All research proposals which focus on a topic and theme related to ‘Children and War’ are welcome, ranging from the experience of war, flight, displacement and resettlement, to relief, rehabilitation and reintegration work, gender issues, persecution, trafficking, sexual violence, trauma and amnesia, the trans-generational impact of persecution, individual and collective memory, educational issues, films and documentaries, artistic and literary approaches, remembrance and memorials, and questions of theory and methodology. Specific conference themes anticipated are:
– Children as victims, witnesses and participants in armed conflicts.
– Holocaust, genocide and forced labour.
– Deportation and displacement, refugees and asylum seekers.
– War crimes, trials and human rights.
– Reflexions on research in politically and culturally diverse contexts.
– Sources produced by NGOs and their public and academic use.
Please send an abstract of 200-250 words, together with biographical background information of 50-100 words by 31 October 2015 to: J.D.Steinert@wlv.ac.uk. Panel proposals are welcome.
All proposals are subject to a review process. Successful candidates will be informed at the end of 2015 and will be asked to send in their papers by the end of May 2016 for distribution among conference participants on a CD. Further information will be made available in due time.
Fee for speakers: EUR 160. The fee includes admission to all panels, lunches, coffees, teas, and evening events.
Participants need to secure their own funding to participate in this conference.
Conference language: English.
The organising team:
Wolfgang Aschauer (Salzburg)
John Buckley (Wolverhampton)
Helga Embacher (Salzburg)
Albert Lichtblau (Salzburg)
Grazia Prontera (Salzburg)
Johannes-Dieter Steinert (Wolverhampton)
Update [by Sarah Glassford, Octpber 2015]
“Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity and Change” — 9-11 September 2016
The website for this exciting international conference on the history of the Red Cross movement, hosted by Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, is now up and running. Find information on travel, accommodation, registration, and the call for papers at: http://redcrosshistoryconference.com.au
The deadline for paper and panel proposals is December 20, 2015. Registration opens in January 2016.
Keynote speaker: Professor Davide Rodogno (The Graduate Institute, Geneva)
This conference acknowledges the growing number of historians and researchers working the rapidly expanding area of history of the international Red cross Movement. With its origins in the mid-nineteenth century, this global humanitarian organization includes the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) originally formed in Geneva in 1863, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) created in 1919; as well as the 189 (at last count) national Red Cross Crescent Societies. The conference seeks to bring together scholars from around the world to explore a number of themes that relate to the historical development of this large, multifaceted, complex organisation. We invite expressions of interest for papers or panels from academics, post-graduate students, archivists and those interested in exploring the global historical dimensions of the Red Cross Movement into the 21st century.
Topics could include:
- Relations between the different national Red Cross societies across time and place
- An examination of the role of the Federation (League) and its linkages with both national societies and the ICRC
- Feature papers from specific national history societies
- Challenges to the structure and ideals of the Red Cross Movement
- Contested themes of conflict and neutrality
- Gender and race
- War and the militarization of charity
- Historicizing the internationalism and humanitarianism of the Red Cross Movement
Deadline for abstracts is 1 January 2016.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce that the Voluntary Action History Society’s 25th Anniversary Conference will take place at the University of Liverpool between 13th and 15th July 2016.
The theme is THINKING ABOUT THE PAST, THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE.
We are looking for papers which will provide insights into the development of voluntary action history in the past twenty-five years and address the challenges it faces in the future.
We are looking for papers which:
- approach voluntary action history from local, national, international and transnational perspectives
- explore subjects in a range of time periods, from the Middle Ages (or earlier) to the near-history of the twenty-first century
- make use of a variety of methodologies, both traditional and innovative
- are accessible to a broad audience of practitioners, activists, amateurs and academics
and which deal with subjects such as the following:
- archival research: issues of preservation and access
- bad behaviour and the dark side
- expressive behaviours
- the moving frontier between state and voluntary action
- organisational development and management
- philanthropy, mutual aid and self-help
- social justice and social change
- teaching voluntary action history.
This list is indicative: we are open to proposals dealing with topics not listed above.
Prize for New Researchers
We will award a prize for the best paper presented by a new researcher – a graduate student, a postdoctoral researcher (within 3 years of degree) or an unpublished independent researcher. Please note that to be considered for the prize candidates must submit a copy of their full paper by 30 June 2016.
Submitting an abstract
If you would like to propose a paper, please submit an abstract of around 300 words and a brief biography by e-mail to email@example.com no later than 31 December 2015.
We will be happy to consider proposals for panels of up to four papers on a similar subject, although if this is your intention, please submit an abstract for each of the proposed papers.
If you have any queries or if you wish to discuss a proposed paper’s suitability, please e-mail Meta Zimmeck at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attending the event
Booking will open once the programme is finalised. Please note that all speakers must register for the conference.
John Cooper-Robinson and Global Photography in the Late Nineteenth Century.
The Embassy of Japan in Ottawa recently opened a public exhibition of late nineteenth-century photographs taken by the Canadian missionary and educator John Cooper-Robinson depicting life in Meiji-Taishō Japan. As part of the exhibit Dr. Jacob Kovalio from Carleton’s Department of History will present a lecture, When Modern Japan Was Young: A Historical Journey through Meiji and Taishō, to add context to the photographs. The images are both poignant and intimate offering a window into the lives of Japanese people experiencing the profound political, institutional and socio-cultural changes of the period.
On the occasion of her passage to Ottawa, Western U. PhD candidate Sonya De Laat will visit Carleton University to present, informally, her research in Humanitarian photography in Africa. The Canadian Network on Humanitarian History will host the small event, in PA436. She is a new member of the network, who works in collaboration with the wonderful UK group Global history of modern humanitarian action Let us know (email@example.com) know if you would like to attend, so that we can keep a small count of the attendance ahead of time and send you preparatory documents.
On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016, the Carleton community is invited to the official launch of the new Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) degree. The BGInS degree provides its students with interdisciplinary training in a range of subjects of global and international relevance, including the language skills, cultural competencies, international experience, and detailed subject matter expertise required to become active and engaged globally-literate citizens.
Join us for a special session with Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The UNHCR works in 126 countries providing protection and assistance to nearly 60 million refugees, returnees, internally displaced people and stateless persons. Grandi has been engaged in international cooperation for over 30 years, focusing on refugee and humanitarian work. He previously served as Commissioner-General of the UN agency for Palestine refugees, UNRWA, from 2010 to 2014, after having been the organization’s Deputy Commissioner-General since 2005. Prior to that, Grandi served as Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Afghanistan, following a long career first with NGOs and later with UNHCR in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and at the organization’s Geneva headquarters.
What would you ask a female member of the Canadian Armed Forces about her experiences in the military? How about a young woman who defied the Taliban? What is it like to flee your country because of military conflict, or to work in a war zone?
Visit the Canadian War Museum to have individual 20-minute conversations with a range of women who have experienced conflict in diverse ways. Soldier, sailor, air force personnel, aid worker, chaplain, nurse, war bride — which “living book” will you choose?