by Helen Kennedy
As everyone’s inboxes and newsfeeds are flooded with announcements of cancellations and postponements of all things academic and otherwise, it is nice to have the opportunity to announce the start of something.
The Canadian Network on Humanitarian History and Carleton University’s Department of History have partnered with five Canadian NGOs to conduct historically grounded work relevant to each organization. With matching funding provided by a MITACS Accelerate grant, Dr. Dominique Marshall and Helen Kennedy (PhD candidate) are aiming to demonstrate how micro-histories of individual organizations can be used to address global humanitarian challenges and effectively contribute to the future of humanitarian networks.
Our Advisory Group member, Professor Dominique Marshall, has recently notified us that with the assistance of Dr Sarah Glassford, historian of the Canadian Red Cross, selected materials from the Canadian Red Cross archives have now been deposited in the Archives and Special Collections of Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).
Par Anne-Michèle Lajoie, étudiante stagiaire, Université Carleton
Image en vedette ci-dessus: 1. Kiosque des bénévoles: Prise au Sommet des Peuples à Québec avril 2001. C’est un sommet en parallèle avec le Sommet des chefs d’État. C’est la réponse populaire démocratique, internationaliste au processus de mondialisation structuré autour de celui des governments et des patrons. Cette photo démontre l’importance des bénévoles dans la mission d’Alternatives.
L’organisation montréalaise de solidarité internationale « Alternatives » aura 25 ans en novembre 2019 et l’organisation a le souhait de bâtir une mémoire, en faisant ressortir des moments clés de son histoire, en mettant la lumière sur des étapes de son évolution qui ont un intérêt historique au-delà du strict cadre institutionnel. Anne-Michèle Lajoie, étudiante en « Public Affairs and Policy Management » à Carleton, a passé les 13 jours de son « practicum » en histoire à les aider. Dans ce blog, elle raconte son expérience et réfléchit sur les liens entre les praticiens et les historiens de l’humanitaire. Continue reading
SSHRC Partnership Grant
Terms of Reference for Partnership Coordinator for the partnership:
“Civil Society and the Global Refugee Regime”
1 June 2018 to 31 May 2019
35 hours per week
(Renewable upon the agreement of the incumbent and the Project Director)
The SSHRC-funded Partnership, Civil Society and the Global Refugee Regime, is seeking a Full-Time
Partnership Coordinator whose work and responsibilities will be central to the operations, success, and
coordination of this Partnership. The Partnership involves members of the research and NGO
communities in Canada, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Tanzania and elsewhere. The objectives of the
Partnership are to understand and enhance the role of civil society in the functioning of the global
refugee regime through collaborative research, capacity-building, and knowledge mobilization activities,
as outlined in the attached Partnership Summary.
The Department of History is pleased to welcome two visiting scholars to the department this spring, who will be visiting as guests of the Canadian Network on Humanitarian History. Professor and departmental Chair Dominique Marshall will be acting as host during their stay and would be happy to facilitate any introductions.
Throughout the year, the Department hosts many visiting scholars and student researchers from all over the world. These accomplished visitors contribute to the Department in a variety of ways, including through knowledge transfer and collaborative partnerships, and by increasing the Department’s own international research reputation.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kevin O’Sullivan and Dr. Valérie Gorin. Faculty members and graduate students interested in meeting with them during their stay can either contact them directly or contact Prof. Marshall.
Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is currently seeking applicants to fill the positions of Fellow in Residence and Visiting Professor in the Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) Program in the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs.
Immigrants and Refugees: today’s global debate and its rich historical roots
By Sandrine Murray
Ph.D. candidate Teuntje Vosters of the Netherlands visited Carleton University in November to discuss a historical persepctive of migration management and refugees
Solidarity for Chilean Diaspora at Carleton: Leonore Leon’s university
By Sandrine Murray
Full-length videos of the evening are below.
On Dec. 4, 2017, Carleton University’s department of history celebrated 45 years of involvement in the Chilean diaspora with an art exhibition of Chilean artist José Venturelli Eade. He went into exile after the country’s military coup in 1973, his murals and paintings representative of social revolution in Latin America.
Carleton University was the first Canadian university to welcome the exhibition, thanks to its involvement in welcoming and reaching out to Chilean refugees. Dictator Augusto Pinochet overthrew Salvador Allende in a coup d’état supported by the American government under Nixon, and as a result, many people fled, looking for refuge countries abroad and in Canada.
Recently, Chloe Dennis blogged on the acquisition of 193 glass lantern slides donated to Archives and Research Collections at Carleton University. In addition, Ms. Dennis created a virtual exhibit showcasing these slides, archived as part of the John William Foster fonds at the ARC.
Through work provided by members of the CNHH, the catalogue of the archives of the Match International Fund is now available online via the Carleton University archives.
From the Carleton Archives website: