The deadline for Abstract Submission: 20th of April 2012

While the field of humanitarian studies is growing rapidly, it remains unclear if and in what way the research offered by historians and social scientists enters into the reflections of practitioners and policy makers.

This two and a half day conference will explore the past, present, and future of humanitarianism, emphasising links between scholars and practitioners in order to forge better understanding of the humanitarian field.  It will provide a platform for mutual reflection by showcasing recent historical and social science scholarship, while also involving practitioners as respondents to such work, so as to better inform both contemporary scholarship and the practice of humanitarian intervention.