Supervisor: Prof. Stephanie Bangarth
Prof. Robert Wardhaugh, Department of History
Prof. Nina Reid-Maroney, Department of History, Huron University College
Prof. Erica Lawson, Undergraduate Chair – Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Prof. Michele Johnson, Associate Dean, Student – York University – Department of History
Chair: Prof. Michael Boffa, Department of Biochemistry
Please join us in supporting PhD Candidate, Nassisse Solomon, at her public lecture.
Date: July 28, 2021
Public Lecture: 10:00 AM, Remote via Zoom
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The Disaster Lab is a historical research project headed by CNHH member Laura Madokoro. The project explores the history of disasters and interrogates the role of migration and citizenship in how state and civil society actors have responded in times of strife.
Building on the Canadian Disaster Database maintained by Public Safety Canada, this project explores how disasters have been perceived, defined and addressed historically by the federal government in Canada while also considering the lived experience of disasters through the eyes of the communities, humanitarians, civil society actors and rescuers who shaped the short and long-term responses to tragedy.
Inspired by very real climate change crisis confronting our global community, and the prospect of hundreds of thousands of environmental refugees in the coming years, this project seeks to learn and better understand historic responses to disasters at the local, provincial, federal and global levels.
Supported by an Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario (2021 – 2026), this project invites a dialogue among scholars and communities interested in understanding the impact of disasters historically and how we might reflect upon our current and future circumstances.
The project will be launching soon. Details will soon be on the project’s official website.
Interrogating Power Structures in Aid and Multilateral Institutions
Thursday, 8 July 2021
12.00-17.30 (Irish Time)
Online, via Zoom
What does it mean to embody a lived approach to global solidarity and equal partnership in humanitarian action and advocacy? This workshop, organised by Dóchas and the School of History & Philosophy at NUI Galway, brings together leading voices from the worlds of professional humanitarianism, diplomacy, activism and academia in conversation on three key areas: human rights, multilateralism and the climate crisis. The workshop is funded by the Irish Research Council (New Foundations grant).
Confirmed speakers include:
- Hugo Slim (University of Oxford)
- Sonja Hyland (Political Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
- Bulelani Mfaco (MASI – Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland)
- Tara Rao (Our Ground Works)
- Nishanie Jayamaha (Programme Co-ordinator, Climate and Environment Change and Civil Society Space, International Council of Voluntary Agencies)
- Su-Ming Khoo (NUI Galway)
- Christopher O’Connell (Dublin City University)
- Margot Tudor (University of Exeter)
Maria Cullen – School of History & Philosophy, NUI Galway – firstname.lastname@example.org Vikki Walshe – Project Manager, Dóchas – email@example.com
On June 17, CFPI will be hosting “International Solidarity Now: A gathering for a more just Canadian foreign policy.”
This live event features presentations from Leap co-founder Avi Lewis, Halifax poet El Jones, and Toronto organizer John Clarke on the importance of international activism. The event will also feature short presentations from over a dozen organizations like MiningWatch Canada, Project Ploughshares, and Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, highlighting how they are helping to build a more just Canadian foreign policy.
Join us and hear from organizers across the country working towards a foreign policy based on peace and human rights.
Since Canada’s defeat in its bid for a seat on the UN Security Council there has been growth in critical foreign policy discussion & activism. But much more is still required. “International Solidarity Now!” is a gathering of antiwar, mining justice, and international solidarity organizations that aims to connect, strengthen and amplify our collective efforts. Join us and learn about Canada’s movement for a foreign policy based on peace & human rights.
Event is free and open to the public.
The CNHH is one of the many groups proudly participating in this event.
Follow this link to register or visit the foreignpolicy.ca website for more.
On Tuesday, October 15 2019, presented by the Ottawa Historical Association, Dr. Dominique Marshall (Professor, Carleton University) will be speaking at the Ottawa Art Gallery. The subject of her talk will be:
“1919: A Revolution in Children’s Rights: Andrée Colin and the Divided Loyalties of the League of Nations Secretariat.”
Thursday June 6: Sixth Annual Workshop and Meeting of the CNHH
Planning is underway for the sixth annual workshop and business meeting of the CNHH, which will take place during the morning of June 6, the first day following the Canadian Historical Association. Though we are still in the planning phase, the main event will hopefully be a discussion on the issue of “region” in Canadian activism around issues of international development and aid with the British Columbia CCIC, though the details still need to be worked out. Other issues we will discuss are: Continue reading
The project “Resilient Humanitarianism: the League of Red Cross Societies, 1919-1991” aims to advance the concept of resilient humanitarianism through a historical investigation of one humanitarian body, the League of Red Cross Societies, from its inception to the end of the Cold War. Global humanitarian crises abound due to ongoing conflict and natural disasters, but nation states, bodies such as the United Nations, and humanitarian organization seem incapable of offering lasting solutions to intractable situations. This project employs rarely accessed archives and an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the evolution of humanitarianism, voluntary action, and global civil society during the 20th century. This historical analysis can then be used to inform humanitarian policy, debates, and practice in the present and the future. Continue reading
In a world threatened by a new wave of nationalisms, the centenary of the international organizations (1919-2019) offers to the wider public, students and scholars of various disciplines the opportunity of critically engaging the ideals promoting international cooperation and peace that led to the emergence of Genève Internationale. Continue reading
The NextGen database is a user-friendly online searchable inventory of more than 500 Canadian researchers from universities, colleges, institutes, think-tanks, and civil society organizations (CSOs) working on international development and humanitarian assistance! It is part of a broader three-year collaboration. Continue reading
This past week, the journal Past & Present from Oxford University Press published a roundtable discussion on the relatively recent and rapid rise in the study of humanitarian history. The following reflects the original introduction to the discussion as published in the journal. Links to the complete article are provided below. Continue reading