Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP190101171 [ 2019 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Prof Melanie Oppenheimer; Prof Susanne Schech; Dr Romain Fathi; Dr Rosemary Wall; Prof Russell Wylie

Brief description This project aims to advance the concept of resilient humanitarianism through a historical investigation of one humanitarian body, the League of Red Cross Societies, from its inception to the end of the Cold War. Global humanitarian crises abound due to ongoing conflict and natural disasters but nation states, bodies such as the United Nations and humanitarian organisations seem incapable of offering lasting solutions to intractable situations. This project will use rarely accessed archives and an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the evolution of humanitarianism, voluntary action and global civil society during the 20th century. This historical analysis can inform humanitarian policy, debates and practice of the present and future.

Funding Amount $330,912

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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