The Red Cross and the Red Star: Humanitarianism and Communism in the 20th Century, International Conference 

University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Thursday 18 to Friday 19 January 2024 

This conference aims to explore the reciprocal interactions between the Red Cross Movement — the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the National Red Cross Societies (NRCS), the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (LRCS, now known as the Federation) – and Communist (or more generally of Marxist inspiration) regimes and organizations, between 1917 and 1991. Its key research themes are ‘ideology and politics’, the place of Communist Red Cross movements in the wider Movement, and ‘practices in the field’. 

Abstracts due 25 June 2023 

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