Tag: University of Exeter

Call for Participants: Governing Humanitarianism-Past, Present and Future

The Herrenhausen Conference “Governing Humanitarianism” interrogates present issues and future directions for global humanitarian governance in relation to its pasts. Scholars from various disciplines and practitioners in humanitarian sectors are invited to join the event at Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, on September 13-15, 2020.

Humanitarian organisations across the globe face growing challenges in delivering aid, securing funds and maintaining public confidence. Trade-offs between sovereignty, democracy, security, development, identity and human rights have become highly complex. Self-appointed guardians of the public conscience are now also major sub-contractors of governments, sometimes critics of the very institutions they rely on for funds. Continue reading

Call for Applications: Global Humanitarianism Research Academy 2018

The Global Humanitarianism Research Academy is now accepting applications for its fourth session to be held in 2018.  This opportunity for PhD candidates and early Postdoctoral Fellows is led by Drs. Fabian Klose (Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz), Johannes Paulmann (Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz), and Andrew Thompson (University of Exeter), in co-operation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva) and with the support of the German Historical Institute London.


The Research Academy will be held at the University of Exeter and Archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, on 9-20 July 2018.  The deadline to apply is 31 December 2017.

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REMINDER: CfA Global Humanitarianism/Research Academy, due December 31, 2016

International Research Academy on the History of Global Humanitarianism


“I found it to be invaluable, and have made several lasting connections from my participation.” –Sonja DeLaat, CNHH Member.


This CfA was originally posted in October 2016 and may be found here along with the GHRA’s poster.

The international GLOBAL HUMANITARIANISM | RESEARCH ACADEMY (GHRA) offers research training to PhD candidates and early postdocs. It combines academic sessions at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz and the Imperial and Global History Centre at the University of Exeter with archival sessions at the Archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. The Research Academy addresses early career researchers who are working in the related fields of humanitarianism, international humanitarian law, peace and conflict studies as well as human rights covering the period from the 18th to the 20th century. It supports scholarship on the ideas and practices of humanitarianism in the context of international, imperial and global history thus advancing our understanding of global governance in humanitarian crises of the present.

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