SHS Chair meets with founder of Historians without Borders

Our chair, Pamela Cox, recently met with Erkki Tuomioja , founder of Historians Without Borders.

This organisation was set up in 2015 to create new ways for historians to contribute to conflict resolution and prevention.  Recent HwB initiatives have included meetings between Russian and Ukranian historians hosted by the German Historical Institute, the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs; and conferences on the aftermaths of the break-up of the Ottoman empire. They are currently seeking to set up a new history dialogue in the western Balkans (former Yugoslavia).

We hope that the Social History Society can find ways to work with HwB in the future and hope to see some of those involved presenting in our new Social Action, Social Justice and Humanitarianism strand at our 2018 conference.

You can find out more about Historians without Borders here, and more about our 2018 conference (for which the call for papers closes 2 February) here.