Care for the Future - Leadership Fellowship

Lead Research Organisation: University of Exeter
Department Name: History

Abstract

The agreed second phase of the AHRC Care for the Future Strategic Them will run from 1 October 2017 - 31 December 2019 to correspond with the lives of funded projects, to allow for continuation of planned and proposed activities, and to permit thorough evaluation of the theme.

The Theme will be jointly managed by the Theme Leadership Fellow, Prof Thompson, and Academic Co-ordinator, Prof French. They will be supported administratively by the Theme Programme Manager and part-time Administrator and strategically by the Advisory Board.

The Care for the Future Theme will continue all major activities particularly in the ECR, Public Policy, and Labex/International strands. The Theme will continue engagement with award holders and other key stakeholders and will continue to develop fruitful relationships with partners.

Planned Impact

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Publications

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Thompson, A.S. (2017) Oxford Handbook on Ends of Empire

 
Description Evidence to the Windrush Lessons Learned Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description NGOs in Turbulent Times
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Contested Heritage Series 
Organisation Historic England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A series of workshops developed around the theme of Contested Heritage and the legacies of empire on museums and the heritage sector. Working with the research departments at the V&A and Tate Britain, Care for the Future have co-developed a series of workshops exploring past, present and future engagements with issues of repatriation and restitution, spoliation, provenance, display and interpretation, and diversity within the museum and heritage sector.
Collaborator Contribution Three principle partners in this programme have contributed their expertise to the formation of the programme. Co-developed with staff from research institutes as well as curatorial, and education and outreach staff, our partners have helped to populate this programme and identify concrete outcomes that wish to see adopted as best practice and embedded into the museum sector's response to the complexity of contested heritage.
Impact - Furthering conversations between museum sector and academics on the subject of Contested Heritage and the treatment of legacies of colonialism in the nation's museums, galleries and wider heritage sector. - The workshop was referenced in The Telegraph, 1st January 2019, 'UK museums task staff with identifying "stolen" collections'. - Following the exhibition curatorial staff at the V&A curated a display on 'Concealed Histories: Uncovering the Story of Nazi Looting' which confronts the issues of contested provenance - in this instance theft by the Nazi party.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Contested Heritage Series 
Organisation Tate Britain
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A series of workshops developed around the theme of Contested Heritage and the legacies of empire on museums and the heritage sector. Working with the research departments at the V&A and Tate Britain, Care for the Future have co-developed a series of workshops exploring past, present and future engagements with issues of repatriation and restitution, spoliation, provenance, display and interpretation, and diversity within the museum and heritage sector.
Collaborator Contribution Three principle partners in this programme have contributed their expertise to the formation of the programme. Co-developed with staff from research institutes as well as curatorial, and education and outreach staff, our partners have helped to populate this programme and identify concrete outcomes that wish to see adopted as best practice and embedded into the museum sector's response to the complexity of contested heritage.
Impact - Furthering conversations between museum sector and academics on the subject of Contested Heritage and the treatment of legacies of colonialism in the nation's museums, galleries and wider heritage sector. - The workshop was referenced in The Telegraph, 1st January 2019, 'UK museums task staff with identifying "stolen" collections'. - Following the exhibition curatorial staff at the V&A curated a display on 'Concealed Histories: Uncovering the Story of Nazi Looting' which confronts the issues of contested provenance - in this instance theft by the Nazi party.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Contested Heritage Series 
Organisation Victoria and Albert Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A series of workshops developed around the theme of Contested Heritage and the legacies of empire on museums and the heritage sector. Working with the research departments at the V&A and Tate Britain, Care for the Future have co-developed a series of workshops exploring past, present and future engagements with issues of repatriation and restitution, spoliation, provenance, display and interpretation, and diversity within the museum and heritage sector.
Collaborator Contribution Three principle partners in this programme have contributed their expertise to the formation of the programme. Co-developed with staff from research institutes as well as curatorial, and education and outreach staff, our partners have helped to populate this programme and identify concrete outcomes that wish to see adopted as best practice and embedded into the museum sector's response to the complexity of contested heritage.
Impact - Furthering conversations between museum sector and academics on the subject of Contested Heritage and the treatment of legacies of colonialism in the nation's museums, galleries and wider heritage sector. - The workshop was referenced in The Telegraph, 1st January 2019, 'UK museums task staff with identifying "stolen" collections'. - Following the exhibition curatorial staff at the V&A curated a display on 'Concealed Histories: Uncovering the Story of Nazi Looting' which confronts the issues of contested provenance - in this instance theft by the Nazi party.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Governing Humanitarianism - Past, Present and Future 
Organisation Leibniz Association
Department Leibniz Institute of European History
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborated with colleagues at University of Cologne and Leibniz-Institute of European History, Mainz to secure €100,000 Euros of funding from the Volkswagen Foundation to host a 3-day conference for academics, practitioners and policy makers on the theme of Governing Humanitarianism.
Collaborator Contribution Colleagues at the University of Cologne and the Leibniz-Institute of European History led on the funding application to Volkswagen Foundation and the aspects of the discussions taking place in German.
Impact This multi-disciplinary conference will bring together academics working in the fields of humanitarianism, history, human rights, NGOs, politics, and law, with practitioners and policy-makers from the world's leading international NGOs and policy organisations. It is intended that a selected publication will be an outcome of the conference.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Governing Humanitarianism - Past, Present and Future 
Organisation University of Cologne
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborated with colleagues at University of Cologne and Leibniz-Institute of European History, Mainz to secure €100,000 Euros of funding from the Volkswagen Foundation to host a 3-day conference for academics, practitioners and policy makers on the theme of Governing Humanitarianism.
Collaborator Contribution Colleagues at the University of Cologne and the Leibniz-Institute of European History led on the funding application to Volkswagen Foundation and the aspects of the discussions taking place in German.
Impact This multi-disciplinary conference will bring together academics working in the fields of humanitarianism, history, human rights, NGOs, politics, and law, with practitioners and policy-makers from the world's leading international NGOs and policy organisations. It is intended that a selected publication will be an outcome of the conference.
Start Year 2019
 
Description International NGOs in the 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Nuffield College
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A research programme in collaboration with Nuffield College, University of Oxford. The programme is led by Professor Andrew Thompson and Professor Sir Mike Aaronson (Honorary Fellow, Nuffield College). Acknowledging the crises facing the humanitarian aid sector, the programme seeks to identify the characteristics of a successful INGO in the year 2030. It is intended that the programme will culminate with a Nuffield commissioned report on the future of International NGOs.
Collaborator Contribution Nuffield College have hosted the workshops and are working with Professor Andrew Thompson and Professor Sir Mike Aaronson to fund and recruit a postdoctoral researcher to further the academic rigour of the programme.
Impact - Two workshops have taken place at Nuffield College, Oxford bringing together senior practitioners, policy makers and academics within the field of humanitarianism and the aid sector to discuss the identify the characteristics of the future successful NGO and the barriers that exist preventing change.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Politics, Humanitarianism, and Children's Rights: Save the Children Centenary Conference 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Professor Andrew Thompson sits on the Advisory Committee for the organisation of this centenary conference and has done so since May 2018. He will present a paper during the conference on 'Decolonisation and Development' on Monday 8th April 2019.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have collaborated to craft an extensive 2 day conference connecting academics, policy makers, past and present Save the Children employees, and'witnesses' who have first-hand experience of engagement with the agency 'on the ground'.
Impact This conference is scheduled to take place on the 8th and 9th April 2019. An intended outcome is to contribute to current debates on the future of humanitarian aid, and to contribute to the strategic discussions of Save the Children and other humanitarian agencies.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Politics, Humanitarianism, and Children's Rights: Save the Children Centenary Conference 
Organisation Save the Children
Department Humanitarian Affairs Team
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Professor Andrew Thompson sits on the Advisory Committee for the organisation of this centenary conference and has done so since May 2018. He will present a paper during the conference on 'Decolonisation and Development' on Monday 8th April 2019.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have collaborated to craft an extensive 2 day conference connecting academics, policy makers, past and present Save the Children employees, and'witnesses' who have first-hand experience of engagement with the agency 'on the ground'.
Impact This conference is scheduled to take place on the 8th and 9th April 2019. An intended outcome is to contribute to current debates on the future of humanitarian aid, and to contribute to the strategic discussions of Save the Children and other humanitarian agencies.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Politics, Humanitarianism, and Children's Rights: Save the Children Centenary Conference 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Professor Andrew Thompson sits on the Advisory Committee for the organisation of this centenary conference and has done so since May 2018. He will present a paper during the conference on 'Decolonisation and Development' on Monday 8th April 2019.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have collaborated to craft an extensive 2 day conference connecting academics, policy makers, past and present Save the Children employees, and'witnesses' who have first-hand experience of engagement with the agency 'on the ground'.
Impact This conference is scheduled to take place on the 8th and 9th April 2019. An intended outcome is to contribute to current debates on the future of humanitarian aid, and to contribute to the strategic discussions of Save the Children and other humanitarian agencies.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Humanitarian Photojournalism: A History of the Present 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited to contribute to a workshop at Princeton University (October 2018) on Humanitarian Photojournalism. The purpose of the workshop was to address questions such as 'what were the connections between the rising importance of photo-reportage and the rise of global humanitarianism?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.princeton.edu/events/2018/workshop-humanitiarian-photojournalism-history-present
 
Description Humanitarianism on Trial: The ICRC during and after decolonization 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Andrew Thompson was the invited keynote speaker at 'Histories of the Red Cross Movement since 1919' which took place at the ICRC, Geneva on the 13-14th June 2019. The conference was attendd by academics working in the field of human rights, NGOs, and humanitarianism along with practitioners and policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Humanitarianism on Trial: The ICRC during and after decolonization 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Thompson gave a guest lecture at Peking University, China on the 4th December 2019. The lecture - the subject of which informs his forthcoming book on Humanitarianism and Human Rights during decolonization - was given to an audience of undergraduate, postgraduate and faculty members at the University. Professor Thompson has been invited to return in 2020 to present a follow-on lecture at Peking University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description What Happened to Humanitarianism During Decolonization? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A public lecture presented at the National Chuchill Library Centre, The George Washington University, USA. Presentation of this lecture furthered an international partnership with the GW History Department.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://calendar.gwu.edu/what-happened-humanitarianism-during-decolonization