IHSA Humanitarian Studies Conference

27 - 29 August 2018
09:30 - 17:30, GMT +1
275 euros

The 5th bi-annual IHSA conference will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands from 27 to 29 August 2018.

Theme: (Re-)Shaping Boundaries in Crisis and Crisis Response
Crisis and humanitarianism has always been about boundaries. The classic view of a crisis is an exceptional moment, bounded in time and space. Humanitarian action was therefore seen as a necessarily limited endeavor which has a narrow but principled focus on saving lives and alleviating suffering. Setting clear boundaries around crisis were meant to distinguish crisis from normality and legitimate extraordinary measures to accommodate its effects.

The 60+ conference panels have been submitted under 4 sub-themes: 

  1. The changing realities of crisis and responses to crises, including humanitarianism
  2. Changing actors, views and challenges from below
  3. The impact of technology and innovation in coping with, responding to and transforming crisis
  4. Humanitarian studies and the WHS humanitarian scholar commitments

The Call for Papers is open until 1 June 2018

There is a discount price of 50 euros available for 50 participants from the global South.