Here you will find the collection of documents, video lectures and audio files provided by members and friends of the network.

Launch of “Recipro” Teaching Website on the History of Humanitarian Aid.

May 18, 2021

Inéz Petrazzini, research assistant and a student in International Development at the University of Ottawa, talked about Recipro at the Shared Online Projects Initiative (SOPI) Showcase Event on April 29, 2021. The celebration was hosted by Dr. Aline Germain-Rutherford, Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs, University of Ottawa and Dr. David Hornsby, Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning, Carleton University. read more

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Dr. Sarah Glassford and Women in the Red Cross during World War II

May 6, 2021

In this interview with Dr. Samantha Cutrara, Dr. Glassford talks about a letter sent home from London in 1943 to demonstrate how prominent emotional labour and creating networks of home was for many women in the Red Cross. We talk about gender, and gendered expectations of care and service during the war, and how women’s experiences and expectations may have grated against these.  This interview discusses the use of primary sources, women and WWII, and largely about emotions and caring through the lens of the Canadian Red Cross’ overseas humanitarian work. read more

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The Trouble with Canadian Aid: Reflecting on International Development Week

March 29, 2021

Held in mid-February 2021, this webinar was sponsored by the CNHH featuring five academics coming together from different aspects of Canadian foreign policy and aid relations: David Webster (Bishop’s University), Jill Campbell-Miller (Carleton University), Nassisse Solomon (Western University), April Ingham (Pacific People’s Partnership), Dru Oja Jay (co-author Paved with Good Intentions), and moderated by Bianca Mugyenyi (Canadian Foreign Policy Institute).

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“Learning from Development/Development from Learning: Aid and Education, 1945-1975”

June 21, 2019

CNHH Sponsored Panel – Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

June 5, 2019

University of British Columbia

Education – defined broadly – was at the heart of notions, discourses, and practices of international development efforts in the mid-twentieth century. Learning from Development/Development from Learning:Aid and Education, 1945-1975 proposes to engage with this idea at multiple registers, across diverse time periods, and in the non-governmental, governmental, and intergovernmental settings. In so doing, it explores how Canadians were implicated in a diverse array of efforts to impart the knowledge of ‘development’, the way in which such knowledge was constructed, and the structures of power it thus reflected and reified. It also explores how Canadian involvement in the global development phenomenon led to a feedback of lessons that shaped how Canadians, their communities and their institutions related to the Global South. read more

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Histories of Humanitarianism and (Visual) Media, CNHH Panel at the CHA, University of Regina

June 13, 2018

The Canadian Network on Humanitarian History sponsored a panel at the Canadian Historical Association in Regina on May 29th, 2018 on “Histories of Humanitarianism and (Visual) Media.” Four presentations explored the complicated ways in which media, particularly visual media, challenged, described, and elicited humanitarian interventions in the 20th century. On the whole, the panel asked the audience to think about the important role that media has played in histories of humanitarianism globally, and the complexities inherent in the use of media as a tool in humanitarian contexts. read more

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Human Rights Frameworks and Why They Matter

March 23, 2016

In this episode of History Slam, Postdoctoral Fellow Sean Graham speaks to Dr. Alicia Ely Yamin about her new book Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity: Human Rights Frameworks for Health and Why They Matter.

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