Thursday, 22 May 2014

Research group publishes themed journal issue on humanitarianism

In 2012, the 'Histories of Activism' group hosted a workshop on 'Transnational Solidarities', supported by the Department of Humanities and the Society for the Study of Labour History. We can now announce the publication of the first output that originated in this event – namely a themed issue of the Journal of Modern European History (vol. 12, no. 2), edited by Daniel Laqua and Charlotte Alston. Taken together, the articles shed light on ‘Ideas, Practices and Histories of Humanitarianism’. The issue contains the following contributions:

  • Daniel Laqua, 'Inside the Humanitarian Cloud: Causes and Motivations to Help Friends and Strangers)'
  • Norbert Götz, 'Rationales of Humanitarianism: The Case of British Relief to Germany, 1805-1815' 
  • Charlotte Alston, '"A Great Host of Sympathisers": The Doukhobor Emigration and its International Supporters, 1895-1905'
  • Stefan Dyroff, 'Minority Rights and Humanitarianism: The International Campaign for the Ukrainians in Poland, 1930-1931' 
  • Isabella Löhr, 'Solidarity and the Academic Community: The Support Networks for Refugee Scholars in the 1930s'
  • Angéline Escafré-Dublet, 'Aid, Activism and the State in Post-War France: AMANA, a Charity Organisation for Colonial Migrants, 1945-1962'
  • Jochen Kemner, 'Fourth World Activism in the First World: The Rise and Consolidation of Euroepan Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples' 

You can access the articles via the following URL (please note that the first and final article on the site are separate pieces and do not form part of the themed issue).

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

LSRG Workshop on Labour Movements and Religion in the 19th and 20th Centuries

On 22 May 2014, the Labour and Society Research Group - a joint research project of Newcastle and Northumbria University - will host a workshop on 'Labour Movements and Religion in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries'. The event features speakers from both universities: Joan Allen, Claudia Baldoli, Martin Farr, Matt Perry and Felix Schulz from Newcastle; Charlotte Alston and Daniel Laqua from Northumbria.

The keynote speaker is Prof. Patrick Pasture, head of the Centre for European Studies at KU Leuven. His lecture is entitled 'Standing Up: Christian Social-Political Activism in the Twentieth Century'.