HCRI engage with students, researchers, practitioners, government and policy makers through our talks, seminars, workshops and conferences.

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Our events take place throughout the year and are open to students, staff and the general public from the UK and abroad. 

We also record most of our events for podcasts or video, which are published shortly after for anybody who couldn't attend live.

After a successful first semester of webinars, collaborations, and discussions, we're excited to be launching our online events series for Semester 2.

Kicking off with our 8th annual Careers in Humanitarianism Day, a whole day of sessions on topics including decolonising aid, mental health, and VR technologies in refugee camps, we'll also be holding numerous research seminars with fascinating external speakers. Look out for talks on humanitarianism and masculinity, refugee storytelling, street art in conflict-affected societies, and more...

Our virtual events are open and accessible to all. This page will be updated regularly with sign-up information. 

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Careers in Humanitarianism Day 2021

12 February 2021

Our annual Careers in Humanitarianism Day is returning for the 8th time in February 2021 - virtually! This is a brilliant opportunity for our students, and wider community, to hear and learn from experts in their field about working in the humanitarian sector. Find out more about relevant issues such as the need to decolonise aid, mental heal..

The Masculinities of Humanitarianism: Governing and Gendering Syrian Refugee Men

15:00 - 17:00 18 February 2021

Dr Lewis Turner, Newcastle University, will be sharing material from his latest book, and discussing questions of masculinity and gender in humanitarianism. Exact agenda tbh Speaker bio: Lewis Turner is Lecturer in International Politics of Gender at Newcastle University, UK. He is a political ethnographer of humanitarianism in ‘the Middl..

Bombing Walls: Graffiti and Street Art in Conflict-Affected Spaces

15:00 - 17:00 04 March 2021

Join the ICCG for a discussion on 'Bombing walls: Perspectives on the functions of graffiti and street art in conflict-affected spaces' The International Consortium for Conflict Graffiti (ICCG) is a consortium of researchers. Led by The University of Manchester, in collaboration with the University of Waterloo in Canada and the Stockholm Inte..

Creative Writing Workshop with CPs Day Off

15:00 - 17:00 18 March 2021

Writing can be fun, extremely useful for self-development, and a shared experience as well as a means of self-expression. Yet, many of us grow up seeing writing as something bound by rules and regulations, that's only associated with education or work. Claire Pearce, from CPs Day Off, will be leading this workshop for participants to discov..

HCRI Research Seminar: Human Shields and the Struggle for Self-Determination in Gaza

15:00 - 17:00 15 April 2021

From Syrian civilians locked in iron cages to veterans joining peaceful indigenous water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, from Sri Lanka to Iraq and from Yemen to the United States, human beings have been used as shields for protection, coercion, or deterrence. Over the past decade, human shields have also appeared with incre..

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