Humanitarianism on Trial: A Public Lecture

Cross-Posted from Humanitarianism and Human Rights

Centre Director Professor Andrew Thompson will be a visiting scholar at Germany’s Leibniz Institute of European History next month, where he will be giving a public lecture on May 5th entitled “Humanitarianism on Trial.”

Prof. Dr. Andrew Thompson, University of Exeter, will speak at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz on the topic  ”Humanitarianism on Trial. How a global system of aid and development emerged through the end of empire”.

This public lecture will take place on Monday, 5th May 2014, at 06:30 p.m.


Prof. Thompson will be visiting scholar at the Leibniz Institute of European History in May 2014. His research focuses on the relationships between British, Imperial and Global histories. One major strand of his interests has been the effects of empire on British private and public life during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Another has been the study of imperial migrations, including the emigration of people from Britain to the ‘new’ world before 1945, and the immigration of people from Britain’s former colonies after 1945. He has also written about the history of colonial South Africa, informal empire in Latin America, and public memories of empire.

The entrance to the public lecture is free and guests are welcome!

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