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War, Health, and Humanitarianism

Friday, June 16, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:30pm
Weston Library, Oxford, OX1 3BG
Lecture Theatre

‘War, Health and Humanitarianism’ brings together historians studying conflicts from the medieval period to the modern world in order to discuss the potential impact of historical research on present day policy.

Looking at conflicts from the medieval period to the twentieth century, this symposium discusses humanitarian interventions which seek to mitigate the suffering in war of both combatants and civilians. What motivates humanitarian actors and organizations, like the Red Cross and Oxfam? How effective are they? What defines humanitarianism in a world of nation states?

Convened by Dr Rosemary Wall (University of Hull, and Sassoon Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries).

All welcome. Refreshments provided.

Please register here

Contact name: 
Janet Walwyn
Audience: 
Open to all