IHSA aims to organise a conference on Humanitarian Studies every other year. If you are interested in hosting our next conference, please send in a proposal to host the next conference on Humanitarian Studies to info@ihsa.info.

Past Conferences: 

Year Place Information  Publication
2018 The Hague, The Netherlands The 5th IHSA conference took place from 27 to 29 August 2018, in collaboration with The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University and KUNO. The conference topic was: (Re-)Shaping Boundaries in Crisis and Crisis Response.

You can find a complete list of all 2018 panel and paper abstracts under this link.

Wiley, Special Issue on Migration
2016 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The 4th IHSA conference was organized from 5 to 8 March 2016. The conference was co-organised with Addis Ababa University, Bahir Dar University and the Center for Disaster Risk Management.  The main theme of the conference was ‘Changing Crises and the Quest for Adequate Solutions’ Wiley/ODI, Special Issue
2013 Istanbul, Turkey The third IHSA conference took place from October 24 to 27, 2013. The conference was jointly organized by the Kadir Has University, the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University, and the International Humanitarian Studies Association. The focus was on Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses.’
2011 Medford, USA The second World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, organized by IHSA and hosted by Tufts University took place from June 2-5, 2011. The conference focused onChanging Realities of Conflict and Crisis‘.
2009 Groningen, The Netherlands The first World Conference of Humanitarian Studies was held in February 2009 in Groningen, the Netherlands, and was organized by the universities of Wageningen, Groningen (Netherlands) and Bochum (Germany). During this conference the International Humanitarian Studies Association was launched.

Call for Panels for the 2021 conference is now open. More info on our conference website.

Impression of the 2018 IHSA Conference in the Hague.