Thinking with the Senses: Histories of Humanitarian Sentiment and Practice

9:00am - 5:45pm / Tuesday 14th May 2019 / Venue: Seminar Room Rendall Building
Type: Conference / Category: Department
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In order to motivate diverse audiences, humanitarian actors have developed communicative practices that stimulate a wide range of sensory experiences. These have included sponsored fasts, art exhibits, charity singles, Virtual Reality experiences, and the sensations of voluntourism.

This conference considers how attention to the full range of sensory perception can develop our understandings of humanitarian practices, sentiments, movements and their impacts. In addition to historical papers, the conference also includes an expert practitioner panel in which representatives from In Place of War, Concern, Christian Aid and Counterpoint Arts will reflect on contemporary humanitarian practice.

The conference is supported by the Leverhulme Trust and the Wellcome Trust. The full programme and event registration is here.