Solidarity and Humanitarianism in the Global South

The Foundation

This two-day workshop, held 28 to 29 September 2020 in Berlin, aims to bring together doctoral students, post-doctoral students and experienced researchers working on the history of solidarity and humanitarian engagement in the countries of the Global South, from the 1960s to the 1980s, in the context of decolonization and the Cold War.

The workshop focuses on different areas of the Global South (Africa, Latin America and Asia), and in particular various post-colonial spaces at the end of the British, French, and Portuguese empires. It therefore asks what forms of commitments and actions were put into practice, at what pace, around which networks of actors from around the world and relying on which advocacy work.

This perspective refers to a wide range of solidarity and humanitarian initiatives of the Global North (from the „West” as well as from the „East”) as well as to those between countries of the Global South. What was the impact of structural factors and changes of the Cold War, of the Sino-Soviet split, of the North-South divide and of conflicts between countries of the South? And how did these factors interact?

An on-site participation at the Centre Marc Bloch will be possible within these limited capacities. All further interested persons are welcome to participate in the workshop via zoom. In both cases prior registration before 23 September 2020 via email is required. Further information will be sent to the registered participants in advance.

More information can be found on the website of the Centre Marc Bloch.

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