Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity & Change

Christine Winter is co-convening the conference Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity & Change, 9-11 September 2016, with Professor Melanie Oppenheimer (Flinders University, Professor Neville Wylie (University of Nottingham) and Dr James Crossland (Liverpool John Moores University). This is the Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity & Change Call for Papers:

Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity & Change

The convenors seek to bring together scholars and those interested in the Red Cross Movement from around the world to explore a number of themes that related to the historical development of this large, multifaceted, complex organisation. We invite abstracts for papers from academics, post-graduate students, archivists and others interested in exploring the global historical dimensions of the Red Cross Movement across time and place and into the 21st century. Panels are especially welcome.

Topics could include:

  • Relations between the different national Red Cross societies
  • An examination of the role of the Federation (formerly the League) and its connections with both national societies and the ICRC
  • Challenges to the structure and ideals of the Red Cross Movement
  • Gender and Race
  • Contested themes of conflict and neutrality
  • Featured papers from specific national society histories
  • War and the militarisation of charity
  • Historicising the internationalism and humanitarianism of the Red Cross Movement

Deadline for abstracts is 20 December 2015. Email to: redcross.conference@flinders.edu.au

Abstracts are to be 200-250 words in length. Please include a brief 50-word biog that has full contact details and email address.

Successful participants will be notified by late January 2016.

 

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