Call for Applications: Global Humanitarianism Research Academy

We’re pleased to re-post a recent call for applications from the Global Humanitarianism Research Academy (GHRA), a wonderful opportunity for both PhDs and early post-docs working on the history of humanitarianism to get together for two weeks in Mainz (Germany) and Geneva to share their work and discuss research agendas and publishing strategies. The GHRA, reads the call,

combines academic sessions at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz and the Imperial and Global History Centre at the University of Exeter with archival sessions at the Archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. The Research Academy addresses early career researchers who are working in the related fields of humanitarianisminternational humanitarian lawpeace and conflict studies as well as human rights covering the period from the 18th to the 20th century. It supports scholarship on the ideas and practices of humanitarianism in the context of international, imperial and global history thus advancing our understanding of global governance in humanitarian crises of the present.”

The initiative is supported by the University of Exeter, the Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte in Mainz, the Deutsches Historisches Institut London, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Ten days of intense discussions and fellowship-supported archival work, taking place from July 13-July 24: it doesn’t get much better than this. (Those unable to fit in this year’s program into their schedule may wish to note that next year’s session will be hosted by Exeter, in the UK.)

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter, a draft article, a statement of their research project, a CV, and two letters of recommendation to ghra@ieg-mainz.de no later than December 31, 2014. More information is available via the full call for papers, available here.

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