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“Klimaendringer tar liv”. Frokostmøte 4. november 2019 på Tøyen i Oslo

October 15, 2019

Leger Uten Grenser inviterer til frokostmøte. Klimaendringer tar liv Tid: Mandag 4. november kl. 09:00 – 11:00 Sted: Skatten, Hagegata 22 – 24 på Tøyen Vi samler feltarbeidere, politikere, miljø- og helseeksperter til paneldebatt: Hvordan skal vi behandle de globale helsekonsekvensene av klimaendringene?  Klimaendringer utgjør kanskje den største trusselen mot fremtidens globale helse. Det er […]

Joint Special Issue of Disasters and Development Policy Review on Technology

October 11, 2019

A joint special issue of Disasters and Development Policy Review discusses the role of technology both in disasters and in development contexts more broadly. The special issue is a compilation of articles on the topic previously published in one of the two journals, and it features contributions from several NCHS associates. The articles in this […]

Audio from Roundtable Debate on Migration Policies Now Available

October 7, 2019

On 19 September, the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (UiO) and the NCHS hosted a full-day seminar on current trends in assistance to and protection of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe and the Middle East. Audio from the final roundtable debate is now available, listen here. In the roundtable were NUPI Research Professor Morten […]

New article: Humanitarian Data Governance

September 2, 2019

In his newly published article, From Space to Supply Chains: A Plan for Humanitarian Data Governance, in the SSRN, Sean Martin McDonald highlights the relationship between digitization and humanitarian supply chains, with a focus on data protection and governance. Against the backdrop of the June 2019 ultimatum issued by the World Food Programme (WFP) to […]

Conference Invitation: “Peace from Below” at the University of Tromsø

The University of Tromsø Centre for Peace Studies invite you to the Critical Interdisciplinary Conference on Studying Peace from Below. The conference will take place in Tromsø, Norway, from 5-6 September 2019. For further details, see the conference site and detailed program. The discourse and practices of peace building processes in post-conflict and volatile environments […]

Book review of ‘Refugee Resettlement’ volume in JPR

August 16, 2019

Garnier, Adèle; Liliana Lyra Jubilut & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2018) Refugee Resettlement: Power, Politics, and Humanitarian Governance. Forced Migration (38). New York: Berghahn A brief review of this edited collection by Garnier, Jubilut & Sandvik is now available in the Book Notes section of Journal of Peace Research. The review highlights the importance of the […]

Seminar Invitation: “Technology for Safety and Security” at University of Agder

July 1, 2019

The Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) at the University of Agder invites you to a seminar to present and demo the results from the H2020 project iTRACK in combination with the first day of the EURO-Hope Mini conference on Humanitarian Operations. TECHNOLOGY FOR SAFETY & SECURITY Thursday 5 September 2019, 10.30-14.45 University of Agder, […]

Podcast available: NCHS co-hosts seminar on climate change and humanitarian consequences

June 13, 2019

Climate change impacts both humanitarian work and affects already vulnerable populations. Wednesday 5 June, the NCHS co-hosted a breakfast seminar on climate change and humanitarian consequences in cooperation with the Norwegian Red Cross and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). The seminar had a special focus on conflict-related humanitarian needs, health, livelihoods and migration patterns. […]

NCHS hosts meeting and workshop in connection with the End SGBV Conference in Oslo, 23-24 May

May 27, 2019

The 2019 international conference on ‘Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Crises’ was held in Oslo 23-24 May. The Conference was hosted by the governments of Norway, Iraq, Somalia, United Arab Emirates, the United Nations entities OCHA and UNFPA, and the ICRC. Among the attendees were a broad range of civil society organizations and […]

Call for papers: Intersections of Humanitarianism

May 6, 2019

Kickoff workshop of the EASA Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (AHN) Goettingen, 01-03 November 2019 What does humanitarianism look like when it intersects with the state and the military? Or with the local ways of giving? What sort of help are we dealing with when humanitarian forms of reasoning and practice become intertwined with “that which […]

Call for papers: Citizen Humanitarianism – Refugee Aid and Borders in Europe

April 11, 2019

Call for contribution to edited volume, edited by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO) and Elisa Pascucci (University of Helsinki) Synopsis: Immediately after the European Union (EU)-Turkey deal on refugees was negotiated in March 2016, as number of arrivals from Turkey dropped and the Balkan route was supposedly “closed”, the so-called “European refugee crisis” seemed to fade […]

Open Position as Coordinator of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies

February 13, 2019

  PRIO and NCHS invites applications for a 50% part-time position as Coordinator of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS). The NCHS is creating a network connecting relevant ongoing research on humanitarian efforts, in Norway and internationally. In this connection, the centre will form a platform for exchange among researchers and establish stronger and […]

New funding to establish Research network on humanitarian efforts

February 11, 2019

  The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) has received funding from the Norwegian Research Council’s NORGLOBAL program, to create a network connecting relevant ongoing research on humanitarian efforts, in Norway and internationally. It will create a platform for exchange among researchers, and establish exchanges with policy makers and practitioners, as well as the broader […]

Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (AHN) established

December 5, 2018

Convenors of AHN are Carna Brkovic (University of Goettingen) and Antonio De Lauri (Chr. Michelsen Institute Bergen). —- EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) established Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (AHN) as a platform to initiate a broad (inter-)disciplinary discussion on the meanings and practices of humanitarianism and on the possible future directions of an anthropology of humanitarianism. The AHN brings […]

Call for applications for PhD course on ‘The Anthropology of Humanitarianism’ – Deadline 16 september 2018

September 12, 2018

The Research School on Peace and Conflict is welcoming applications for the PhD course ‘The Anthropology of Humanitarianism’, which is to take place at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) from 28-30 November 2018. The deadline for applications is 16 September. The course is designed for interdisciplinary students studying humanitarian studies or peace and conflict […]