|Third Workshop of the CNHH, Calgary, June 2:
So far we have 13 participants, among whom 2 will be joining us online. We are trying to invite NGOs local to Calgary, as few NGO members will be able to attend. MA graduate Sandy Baron will coordinate the event from Calgary. The content is yet to be finalised, and participants will receive updates soon. Here is what we know for now (suggestions are still welcome):
AM: In the morning, we will share information about mutual projects. There will be a session on the challenges of making husmanitarian history, with Laura Madokoro talking of her experience with the histories of refugees.
PM: In the afternoon we will make plans for the future buy discussing:t he website features current and future; Planning common research projects current and future.
Seminars and papers:
– Sonya De Laat presented on the photographs of the history of humanitarian aid, at Carleton University, in March 2016: https://aidhistory.ca/event/iconic-humanitarian-photographs-of-the-1850s-and-their-legacies/
– a seminar by Melanie Oppenheimer on comparative histories of the Red Cross, May 2016, Carleton (https://aidhistory.ca/event/dr-melanie-oppenheimer-speaks-on-her-research-and-the-history-of-the-red-cross/ ) Let us know if you would like to join in person or by Skype.
-a panel at the CHA meeting in Calgary will discuss “Aid, Advocay, Development and Faith in the Digital Age: https://aidhistory.ca/event/canadas-transnational-humanitarians-aid-advocacy-development-and-faith-in-the-pre-digital-age/
-The network will introduce Romeo Dallaire’s talk at Congress on June 1.
-Next fall, a conference organised by Greg Donaghy, chief historian of the Department of External Affairs, together with David Webster and Dominique Marshall, will address the history of aid in Canada. Suggestions for the program are still welcome.
-Next Fall, the Humanitarian Coalition Conference may host a research event where the CNHH would participate. There is also the possiblity of a table at the attending “Humanitarian Fair”. More later.
– History of refugees, with a new $ 2 800 grant from the Migration and Diaspora Studies (Carleton University), involving all members interested. Title: “Canadian Humanitarian Aid towards Refugees and Displaced Populations Abroad: a Collaborative and Virtual Exhibition.” This will be discussed at the Workshop.
-Infrastructure of the network – The 2015 $ 10 000 grant from Carleton University Research Office has been used at 75% for the two workshops, the website (with the diligent help of RA Sean Eedy), the writing of the SSHRC grant and the Bulletin. The remnant will be used to continue such activities.
Projects in NGOS: