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16:00 - 19:00 8 December 2016

Writing new histories of humanitarianism: Public roundtable discussion


Chadwick Lecture Theatre | Chadwick Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Norbert Götz, Södertörn University
Professor Dominique Marshall, Carleton University, Canada
Professor Bertrand Taithe, University of Manchester
Dr Pamala Wiepking, Erasmus University Rotterdam

The history of global humanitarianism is currently a vibrant field of academic research worldwide. There are also moves to promote the use of history in the practice and policy-making of humanitarian action. In this public roundtable we bring together key scholars from a variety of international settings, inviting them to comment on the successes and challenges of writing such histories, and to examine the ways in which academic work can engage with practitioners and policy makers. We expect a lively debate with plenty of discussion.

This event is open to all and forms part of the end-of-project workshop organised by the ‘Moral Economy of Global Civil Society: A History of Voluntary Food Aid’ project, which has been funded by the Swedish Research Council 2013-2017 and is a partnership between Södertörn University, Sweden and UCL.

The roundtable will be followed by a drinks reception 18.00-19.00 in the Wilkins Building, North Cloisters, UCL.


Dr Georgina Brewis
+44 (0)20 7679 6209 | g.brewis@ucl.ac.uk


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