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Refugees, Disability, and Technology in Transnational Postwar Canada

White cane in hand, Karol Gamrot arrived with his family and guide dog Utta at
the Montreal Airport on January 18, 1951. He was one of eight blind refugees and
their families sponsored to come to Canada from camps across Europe in the early
1950s. Learn more about Gamrot’s story in an exhibit that explores the historic
challenges of migrants and new Canadians with disabilities, as well as the mixed role
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Award Announcement: Gunn Award for Best Historical Essay on International Migration in Canada

In their effort to preserve the legacy of Canada’s immigration history and to support continued excellence in research in Canada on international migration, the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) and the Canadian Immigration Historical Society (CIHS) are jointly offering a $1000 award for a fourth-year or graduate-level reseIMG_1813arch paper on the historical evolution of Canadian immigration policy or a historical analysis of Canadian immigration related to specific places, events, or communities. Continue reading

CfP: Journal of Humanitarian Affairs

Description

The Journal of Humanitarian Affairs is an exciting, new open access journal hosted jointly by The Humanitarian Affairs Team at Save the Children UK, and Centre de Réflexion sur l’Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires MSF (Paris) and the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. It will contribute to current thinking around humanitarian governance, policy and practice with academic rigour and political courage. The journal will challenge contributors and readers to think critically about humanitarian issues that are often approached from reductionist assumptions about what experience and evidence mean. It will cover contemporary, historical, methodological and applied subject matters and will bring together studies, debates and literature reviews. The journal will engage with these through diverse online content, including peer reviewed articles, expert interviews, policy analyses, literature reviews and ‘spotlight’ features. Continue reading

“Civil Society and the Global Refugee Regime” SSHRC Partnership Grant

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.

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Welcome Visiting Scholars Dr. Kevin O’Sullivan and Dr. Valerie Gorin

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.

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CfP: Bridging Divides: Third Conference of the New Diplomatic History Network

From H-Announce via Jill Campbell-Miller

The Original Call for Papers can be found here.

24-26 October 2018

Roosevelt Institute for American Studies

Middelburg, The Netherlands

Keynotes:

Naoko Shimazu (Yale-NUS College Singapore)

John Watkins (University of Minnesota)

The New Diplomatic History network focuses broadly on the historical study of diplomats, their methods, and their cultural, political and social milieux. New diplomatic history involves the study of individuals and groups who perform diplomatic roles (but who have so far often been ignored), and the use of perspectives and methodologies from across the social sciences to bring their significance into focus. The network reasserts diplomatic actors as important subjects of historical study while being open to innovations in the understanding of evolving international society.

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“Rockefeller Fellows as Heralds of Globalization (1920s-1970s)” 3 PhD Positions

Application Deadline: 7 February 2018.

Three PhD research assistant positions, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, are available at the University of Geneva (General History Department), the Graduate Institute Geneva (International History Department) and the University of Lausanne (Institute of Political, Historical and International Studies).

Start Date: 1 September 2018

Contract Duration: four years

Position Percentage: full-time (100%)

Gross Annual Salary: Sfr. 47,040 (first year), Sfr. 48,540 (second year), Sfr. 50,040 (third and fourth years)

Host Institution: each institution will host one of the three positions

Work Location: University of Geneva (the three PhD students will work together in a team that includes a postdoctoral researcher and an IT engineer)

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Graduate Study Programme at United Nations Office at Geneva

From the United Nations Office at Geneva website:

The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the United Nations system through first-hand observation and study. The Graduate Study Programme is held at the United Nations Office at Geneva each year during the month of July.

Each year, as part of the educational outreach programmes undertaken by the United Nations, the Information Service at Geneva organizes the Graduate Study Programme. This seminar provides an opportunity for outstanding graduate and postgraduate students from all over the world to deepen their understanding of the principles, purposes and activities of the United Nations and its related agencies through first-hand observation and study at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

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CfP: Modern Workship, NACBS Annual Meeting

The next meeting of the North American Conference on British Studies will be held in Providence, RI on October 25-28, 2018.

Theme: “Altruism and its Discontents: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development.”

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2018.

From the NACBS description:

This workshop will explore human rights, humanitarianism, and development in the modern period, c. 1800-2000, through the prism of “altruism.” While usually treated separately, each of these areas of endeavor grapples with often competing interests in projects aimed at improving the lives of others, some altruistic, others less so. We seek papers that engage critically in human rights, humanitarianism, or development, with special consideration for those positioned at their intersections. What has been the relationship between humanitarianism and discourses on human rights and how has it changed over time? How do we explain the dynamics of imperialism, internationalism, and foreign intervention? Humanitarian intervention and development? Or, empire, decolonization, and “development” projects? Where were projects made and unmade and how? What were their costs and who bore them? Where did these discourses or projects fit within anti-colonial resistance or in the civic life of post-colonial societies? While our emphasis is on British engagement in the world, we welcome equally papers that examine the reception of these projects among local populations and/or that put British actors in comparative or international context.

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