Notes on contributors
in The Red Cross Movement

Notes on contributors

Jon Arrizabalaga is Research Professor in the History of Science at the Spanish National Council for Scientific Research (CSIC-IMF), Barcelona. During recent years, his research has been mainly focused on humanitarian action and war medicine in modern Spain. He edited the special section ‘War, Empire, Science, Progress, Humanitarianism: Debate and Practice within the International Red Cross Movement from 1863 to the Interwar Period’, Asclepio, 66:1 (2014).

Rosemary Cresswell (formerly Wall) is Senior Lecturer in Global History at the University of Hull, UK. She is the Principal Investigator for the project ‘Crossing Boundaries: The History of First Aid in Britain and France, 1909–1989’, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (grant number AH/N003330/1), and is writing a history of the British Red Cross.

James Crossland is Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. He is the author of two books, Britain and the International Committee of the Red Cross (2014), and War, Law and Humanity: The Campaign to Control Warfare, 1853–1914 (2018), both of which chronicle the Red Cross’s development in relation to the changing nature of warfare in the modern era.

J. Carlos García-Reyes is a research manager at Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Madrid, Spain). He was research fellow JAE-CSIC at the Milà i Fontanals Institution (IMF-CSIC, Barcelona, 2008–13). Having taken his M.A. in the history of science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2009), he is now working on a Ph.D. thesis on the origins and early history of the Spanish Red Cross.

Rebecca Gill is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Huddersfield, and researches the history of humanitarian organisations in Britain. Her work on this topic includes Calculating Compassion: Humanity and Relief in War, Britain 1870–1914 (Manchester University Press, 2013). She is currently working on an Arts and Humanities Research Council project on the relief worker and pacifist Emily Hobhouse.

Sarah Glassford is the archivist in the University of Windsor Leddy Library’s Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections unit, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She is the author of Mobilizing Mercy: A History of the Canadian Red Cross (2017), and co-editor of two volumes exploring Canadian women’s history during the world wars.

Kerrie Holloway is a Research Officer with the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Queen Mary University of London, and her thesis analysed the National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief and its work with Spanish refugees in France in early 1939.

Branden Little is Associate Professor of History at Weber State University in the United States. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (2009). An award-winning author and teacher, he has published essays on humanitarian relief and naval history.

Helena F. S. Lopes is Lecturer in Modern Chinese History and Senior Research Associate in the History of Hong Kong at the University of Bristol. She holds a D.Phil in history from the University of Oxford, where she is currently an associate member of the Faculty of History. Her doctoral thesis analysed Sino-Portuguese relations during the Second World War, with a particular focus on neutrality and collaboration in Macau.

Eldrid Mageli is a historian, researcher and teacher, and was formerly senior advisor at the Red Cross headquarters in Oslo. Her principal publications include Med rett til å hjelpe: Historien om Norges Røde Kors (2014) – the 150-year history of the Norwegian Red Cross – and NGO Activism in Calcutta: Exploring Unnayan 1973–1997 (2009).

Francisco Javier Martínez works as a researcher at the University of Évora, Portugal. He investigates the history of medicine, public health and humanitarian relief in contemporary Morocco, especially in relation to Spanish and French colonial interventions. He has recently co-edited, with John Chircop, Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914: Space, Identity and Power (Manchester University Press, 2018).

Melanie Oppenheimer is Professor and Chair of History at Flinders University, South Australia. She was the centenary historian for the Australian Red Cross and wrote The Power of Humanity (2014). She writes about gender, war and volunteering, and is currently undertaking a biography of the inaugural president of the Australian Red Cross, Lady Helen Munro Ferguson, later Viscountess Novar: the first woman appointed to the Board of Governors of the League of Red Cross Societies.

Caroline Reeves is Associate in Research at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center, specialising in the history of Chinese charity and philanthropy. Recently in Shanghai as a visiting scholar at Fudan University, she is working on a manuscript on the history of Chinese giving and its import in the contemporary global arena.

Davide Rodogno is International History Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva. He has published on the history of military occupation, on humanitarian interventions in the Ottoman Empire, on humanitarian photography and on networks of experts. He is currently working on a monograph tentatively entitled Night on Earth – Humanitarian Organizations’ Relief and Rehabilitation Programs on Behalf of Civilian Populations, 1918–1939.

Guillermo Sánchez-Martínez, nowadays an antiquarian bookseller, was head librarian at the Universidad de Cantabria (1987–91) and at the Universidad Pública de Navarra (1991–2009). His main interests are related with the history of ideas. Among his most recent publications are Nicasio Landa: ‘Muertos y heridos’, y otros textos (2016, edited with Jon Arrizabalaga), and the article ‘Enemies by Accident, Neutral on the Rebound: Diversity and Contingency at the Birth of War Humanitarianism, 1862–1864’, Asclepio 66:1 (2014).

Margaret Tennant has Professor Emerita status at Massey University, and has written a history of the New Zealand Red Cross: Across the Street, across the World: A History of the Red Cross in New Zealand 1915–2015. She has specialised in women’s history, as well as the history of health and social policy.

Leo van Bergen is a Dutch medical historian mainly focusing on military medicine, tropical medicine and humanitarianism. His latest publications are Uncertainty, Anxiety, Frugality on leprosy in the Dutch Indies (2018), The Dutch East Indies Red Cross 1870–1950: On Humanitarianism and Colonialism (2019) and Pro Patria et Patienti: De Nederlandse Militaire Geneeskunde 1795–1950 (Dutch Military Healthcare 1795–1950) (2019).

Neville Wylie is Deputy Principal and Professor of International History at the University of Stirling. His research focuses on the history of international humanitarian law, prisoners of war and neutrality. He is the author of Barbed Wire Diplomacy: Britain, Germany and the Politics of Prisoners of War, 1939–1945 (2010), and Britain, Switzerland and the Second World War (2003).

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Myths, practices, turning points


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