Author Archives: Vivienne Bates

Connecting with the past : The Fundamental Principles in Critical Historical Perspective

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.

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History and Humanitarianism: Understanding humanitarian action – past, present and future

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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

Connecting with the Past – the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in Connecting with the Past, Fundamental Principles front imageCritical 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.

Programme with speaker abstracts abd participant bios

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

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

Collaboration with Cluster of Excellence (labex) Pasts in the Present programme

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.

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Call for Papers

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.

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