Refugees in modern history: enhancing the school curriculum and raising public awareness

Impact: Societal impacts, Cultural impacts


Historical research on refugees specifically in post-1945 Europe conducted at UoM has been incorporated in the design and delivery of the school curriculum (Key Stage 3, Citizenship and History) to encourage children to consider the responses of refugees to the challenges they faced, the role of humanitarian relief organisations, and the responsibilities of citizens. In addition, a series of exhibitions, including one on behalf of the Quaker Service Memorial Trust, has improved public understanding of refugee crises and humanitarian responses. Finally this research has instilled in NGOs a better understanding of the history of humanitarianism.
Impact date2014
Category of impactSocietal impacts, Cultural impacts
Impact levelBenefit

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute