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Second Canadian Workshop on the History of Humanitarian Aid

Aid practitioners, archivists, and academics recently came together in Canada to explore how the history of humanitarian aid is researched, collected, and taught.  Will Tait, a PhD candidate at the University of Carleton, shares his thoughts on the event and its outcomes. The … Continue reading

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Feature: Armenia 1988

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For our December feature article, Dr Jo Laycock of Sheffield Hallam University writes for us. As the 25th anniversary of the Armenian Earthquake approaches, she offers us a story of disaster and relief at the end of the Cold War.  … Continue reading

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Changes and Continuities in the History of Emergency Aid

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On 30 October 2013, the first Canadian Humanitarian Conference was hosted in Ottawa by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The 9 year-old Humanitarian Coalition organised the conference on ‘The Future of Humanitarian Response: Towards More Effective, Accountable and Innovative Approaches’. … Continue reading

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Feature: Anti-Slavery after Emancipation

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Our November feature is an exclusive extract from Richard Huzzey’s ‘Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain’, published last year by Cornell University Press, in which he explains why the book looks beyond the abolitionist societies to the wider reform movement.  … Continue reading

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History, Humanitarianism and Development: New Approaches in Canada

Jill Campbell-Miller, PhD Candidate at the University of Waterloo, writes for us on a recent academic gathering on her side of the pond. In Canada, there is a growing interest in the history of humanitarianism and international development within what … Continue reading

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