On 8th December, Jessica Reinisch will present a paper examining, ‘What makes an expert?’ as part of a workshop organised by the ‘Moral Economy of Global Civic Society: A History of Voluntary Food Aid’ research project. Alongside the workshop, there will be a public roundtable discussion addressing the opportunities and challenges of writing new histories of humanitarianism. Details of the event are outlined below.
Writing New Histories of Humanitarianism: Public Roundtable Discussion
Thursday 8th December 2016, University College London 16.00-18.00, followed by a drinks reception.
The history of global humanitarianism is currently a vibrant field of academic research worldwide. There are also moves to promote the use of history in the practice and policy-making of humanitarian action. This public roundtable will bring together key scholars from a variety of international settings, inviting them to comment on the successes and challenges of writing such histories, and to examine the ways in which academic work can engage with practitioners and policy makers.
This event is open to all and forms part of the end-of-project workshop organised by the ‘Moral Economy of Global Civil Society: A History of Voluntary Food Aid’ project, which has been funded by the Swedish Research Council 2013-2017, and is a partnership between Södertörn University, Sweden and University College London.
Speakers: Professor Norbert Götz (Södertörn University, Sweden), Professor Dominque Marshall (Carleton University, Canada), Professor Bertrand Taithe (University of Manchester, UK) and Dr Pamala Wiepking (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands)
Chair: Dr Georgina Brewis (UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK)
16.00-18.00 Roundtable held in the Chadwick Lecture Theatre (B05 LT), Chadwick Building, UCL
18.00-19.00 Drinks Reception held in the Wilkins Building (Main Building) North Cloisters, UCL