Social Action, Social Justice & Humanitarianism

How have languages, meanings and practices of social action, social justice and humanitarianism changed over time? How have historians engaged directly or indirectly with these and allied concepts? How might public history connect with social justice? This strand welcomes proposals and panels on these and other themes including: social movements; human rights; civil rights; human welfare; humane action; collective action; social protections; respect; distributive justice and more. It also welcomes interdisciplinary work drawing on, for example, political thought, social theory, geography, literature and economics.

Submissions from postgraduate students are particularly welcome.

Strand Convenors

  • Pamela Cox: pamcox@essex.ac.uk
  • Georgina Brewis: g.brewis@ucl.ac.uk