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The Aftermath of the First World War: Humanitarianism in the Mediterranean

Viennese children returning home after being hosted in Milan, «Bollettino del Comune», May 1920

International Conference
3-4 December 2019
Aula Crociera alta di Giurisprudenza
Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano

Tuesday 3 December

14.30Welcome and Opening Remarks
Antonino De Francesco (Head of Department of Historical Studies, University of Milan), Johannes Paulmann (Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz), Silvia Salvatici (University of Milan)

Davide Rodogno (Graduate Instit. International Development Studies, Geneva) 
Missions, Relief and Development: the shapes, purposes, and achieve­ments of international humanitarianism in the aftermath of the First World War

16.30: I Humanitarian Missions
Chair: Martin Baumeister (German Historical Institute in Rome)

Philippe Bourmaud (Université Jean Moulin - Lyon 3)
Protestant and Catholic relief operation in interwar Middle East

Marcella Pellegrino Sutcliffe (Institute of Education, UCL)
Humanities activists and humanitarian aid: an Anglo-Italian network (1915-1922)

Miguel Bandeira Jeronimo (University of Coimbra)
Educating empires: religious internationalisms and Africa in the 1920s

Wednesday 4 December

Chair: Christiane Liermann (Villa Vigoni, Italian-German Centre for Excellence)

Silvia Salvatici (University of Milan)
Feeding the kids of the war enemy. Austrian children in post-war Italy

10.00: II Humanitarian Relief
Chair: Esther Moeller (Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz)

Pol Dalmau (Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz)
Protection, displacement and the politics of neutrality: Spanish humanitarianism in West Africa

Asya Darbinyan (Stockton University and Clark University)
The Great War and Russian imperial humanitarianism: the case of Armenian refugees of war and genocide

Ruth Nattermann (Bundeswehr University Munich)
Protagonists of humanitarianism. The Greek-Turkish population exchange in the mirror of international refugee politics and social relief work

Alex Dowdall (University of Manchester)
The local dynamics of modern humanitarianism: refugees in the French Mediterranean, 1919-1939

14.00III Humanitarian Development
Chair: Johannes Paulmann (Leibniz Institute of European History)

Alexandros Makris (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Greek Welfare Ministry (1917-1922): provisional or permanent institution?

Elisabeth Kontogiorgi (Modern Greek History Research Centre of the Academy of Athens)Humanitarianism and economic intervention: public health improvement in Greece (1922-1930)

Sara Silverstein (University of Connecticut)
The Little Health Entente and rural health in Yugoslavia: relief to development in post-imperial Europe

Laura Robson (Portland State University)
Human capital? The finances of humanitarianism in the post-war Eastern Mediterranean

Daniel Maul (University of Oslo)
The ILO’s early work for migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean

17.30: Concluding Remarks
Karène Sanchez
(Leiden University)
Claudia Baldoli (University of Milan)


03 dicembre 2019
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