7 January 2016: Report on Connecting with the Past: The Fundamental Principles in Critical Historical Perspective published.
21 Dec 2015: New gallery of ICRC archive photos.
On 16 and 17 September 2015, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the University of Exeter and the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, held a two-day historical symposium to discuss the humanitarian fundamental principles in critical historical perspective. The conference gathered approximately 50 participants including academics, historians and senior humanitarian practitioners from across the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and other humanitarian organisations.
DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE REPORT HERE. Please note, this report was updated on 15 Jan 2016 to correct an error on p6.
The latest film from the Arts and Humanities Research Council looks at how arts and humanities academics are working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva to help refresh understanding on how principled humanitarian action is delivered, both in the past and today. Read more on the YouTube post.
Connecting with the Past – the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in Critical Historical Perspective symposium to be held at the ICRC Humanitarium, Geneva, 16-17 September 2015
A two-day historical symposium jointly organized by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, the University of Exeter and the ICRC. Participation is by pre-registration only; please see details for our livestreamed public event below.
Stubborn realities, shared humanity: History in the service of humanitarian action: This livestreamed public event, to be held on 16 September from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST+1), will gather internationally recognized historians, academics and senior humanitarian practitioners to discuss the doctrine of humanitarian principles in critical historical perspective.
Call for all postgraduate students of slavery and antislavery
The Antislavery Usable Past Postgraduate Research Network
This new network will bring together postgraduate students of historic or contemporary slavery and antislavery studies from across the humanities and social sciences. An annual workshop will create research and learning networks; provide opportunities to debate current topics in the field; and provide a supportive environment where postgraduates can establish valuable contacts for the future. Continue reading
AHRC Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past and Labex Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory are holding a series of three joint workshops in 2015. The workshops seek to bring together researchers, ECRs and practitioners/professionals from project teams across the two programmes for two days of ideas exchange and discussion on shared themes.
The first workshop took place at the Royaumont Foundation near Paris on 16th and 17th January 2015. Please see the programme here.
Call for Papers
AHRC Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past and Labex Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory are pleased to announce the second in a series of three joint workshops. The workshops seek to bring together researchers, ECRs and practicioners/professionals from project teams across the two programmes for two days of ideas exchange and discussion on shared themes.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd workshop, to take place at the Royal Society on 22nd and 23rd April 2015. Please see the Care for the Future and Pasts in the Present Joint Workshop 2 – Call for Papers for more information and the short application form. The deadline for applications in 15th March 2015.
23 Jan 2015: ‘What is the value of history in policy-making’ report published jointly by Institute for Government and the AHRC Care for the Future and Translating Cultures themes. The report follows the joint seminar series ‘Making History Work’, and outlines ways in which historical perspectives and inter-cultural understanding can support and benefit policymaking in the UK.