School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


Wednesday 13 October (Room: L134)

13:15 Welcome reception 

14:00-15:30 Keynote 1: Why we need to add women to humanitarian histories: archives, narratives and historical writing, Katharina Stornig, Giessen University

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:30 Keynote 2: Following the Dictates of Humanity: The British East India Company, Enslaved Children, Famine Relief, Native Hospitals, and Smallpox Vaccination, 1770s-1840s, Richard Allen, Framingham State University

Thursday 14 October (Room: L134)

09:00-09:30 Coffee

09:30-11.30 Session I  (chair Izabela Dahl)

Annika Berg A consequential absence: On the roles of women in early Swedish development aid, circa 1945–1975

Pia Lundqvist Experiences of an ambivalent position – female missionaries in the Congo Free State

Lina Stufelt Female activists, fostering parents and mere children. Gendered humanitarian practices and narratives of Swedish Save the Children, 1919–1925 ca.

11.30–13.00 Lunch at Eat

13.00-14:30 Session II  (chair Lina Sturfelt)

Maria Thorin An Exploratory Review of Humanitarianism from a Care Ethical Perspective

Pawel Jaworski The ambulance of the Swedish Red Cross in Poland in 1920

Sofia Österborg Wiklund Educating for a better world. Historical perspectives on Swedish Development Aid Education 1965-1995

14:30-15:00 Coffee break 

15.00–17.00 Session III (chair Maria Småberg)

James Lancaster For women, by women. The Work of the Women’s Consultant at the Swedish Free Church Council 1977-1983

Emma Lundin Sweden’s feminist foreign policy: from ad-hoc activism to ‘the three Rs’

Sanela Bajramović Women's Packages for Dignity: Kvinna till Kvinna and humanitarian action to Bosnia 1994-1995

19.00 Dinner at Chandani

Friday 15 October (Room: L134)

08:00-10:00 Session IV (chair Sanela Bajramović)

Maria Småberg Remembering Relief. The memory of Alma Johansson’s humanitarian work for Armenian women and children

Johanna Sköld, Ingrid Söderlind & Joel Löw Saving others’ children: Swedish relief committees between humanitarian internationalism and domestic agendas 1930-50

Victoria Martinez Women Survivors of Nazi Concentration Camps as Agents and Providers of Second World War Humanitarian Work in Sweden

Izabela Dahl Humanitarian aid to children of war. The organization of aid-related activities in the Örebro region 1919-1922

10.00–10.30 Coffee break 

10:30-12:00 Final discussion on editorial plans regarding a common volume and future network activities

12:00-13:00 Lunch at Eat