Building High-tech Castles in the Air?
Anisa Jabeen Nasir Jafar

-resourced settings is rapid; however, for that acute period, ‘normal’ is suspended. One area which is illustrative of such acute stress on a healthcare system is documentation. In ordinary circumstances, whether paper or electronic health records are adopted, there is felt to be sufficient time to produce adequate documentation. In a crisis situation, the documentation drops in priority. First and most appropriate, this is because clinical care takes more attention. Second, however, it is often connected to

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Louise Zamparutti

This essay analyses the literature on the foibe to illustrate a political use of human remains. The foibe are the deep karstic pits in Istria and around Trieste where Yugoslavian Communist troops disposed of Italians they executed en masse during World War II. By comparing contemporary literature on the foibe to a selection of archival reports of foibe exhumation processes it will be argued that the foibe literature popular in Italy today serves a political rather than informational purpose. Counterpublic theory will be applied to examine how the recent increase in popular foibe literature brought the identity of the esuli, one of Italy‘s subaltern counterpublics, to the national stage. The paper argues that by employing the narrative structure of the Holocaust, contemporary literature on the foibe attempts to recast Italy as a counterpublic in the wider European public sphere, presenting Italy as an unrecognised victim in World War II.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings and Lauren Harris

tool for analysis. Humanitarian data, which is subject to the obstacles of working within a repressive system where information and movement are controlled, gives an understanding of how agencies operating in the country quantify and define needs within the constrained environment. Humanitarian documentation on the DPRK is not without its challenges – access has been a perennial issue, leading several NGOs to withdraw in the 1990s and 2000s. While restrictions remain and continue to be a major challenge, some indicators suggest aspects of access can and have

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Editors’ Introduction
Tanja R. Müller and Gemma Sou

with the specific field of medical humanitarianism. Jafar, in her op-ed, takes the example of medical documentation to reflect on the challenges that overseas medical teams face in acute emergencies. Issues around security, ownership and sharing are pivotal when having to make decisions about electronic records versus pen and paper – and much might be said for the former. In an interview with the editors, Tony Redmond reflects on his long career as professor and practitioner of International

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Open Access (free)
Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

, 2053951717736335 . UNHCR ( 2003 ) ‘ Handbook for Registration: Procedures and Standards for Registration, Population Data Management and Documentation’ , (accessed 18 January 2020) . UNHCR ( n.d.a ) ‘ Registration Guidelines’ ,

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Emmanuelle Strub

security plans produced? It seemed like I had as many roles as interlocutors, each with their own idea of what a security advisor should do. Several tools had been put in place between 2006 and 2012: security documentation for each mission, called a ‘security plan’, which summarised the context, risks to personnel and operations, security measures and contingency plans for a possible evacuation or lockdown situation; a one- to two-hour awareness-raising session on security for

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Matthew Hunt, Sharon O’Brien, Patrick Cadwell and Dónal P. O’Mathúna

partners, coordination groups and other relevant actors ( Sphere Association, 2018 : 71). Conducting training for local service providers and providing documentation in local languages are also recommended. Numerous groups are engaged in projects to increase the quality and reach of crisis translation. For interpreting (the spoken act of translation), the InZone project demands recognition. 2 InZone has pioneered innovative approaches to multilingual communication and higher education

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
John Marriott

Indian [ sic ] were British, but the projects of state building in both countries – documentation, legitimation, classification, and bounding, and the institutions therewith – often reflected theories, experiences, and practices worked out originally in India and then applied to Great Britain, as well as vice versa. Many aspects of metropolitan

in The other empire
Paul Henley

as late as the 1970s, in the academic ethnographic film-making literature, the moving image camera was routinely compared to the hero instruments of the scientific world, the telescope and the microscope particularly, and its function was seen as being to provide an entirely objective registration of reality. Academic film-makers did not aim to produce documentary films in the modern sense, that is, non-fiction films structured around a central narrative, but rather films of documentation . In the ideal case, these documentation films would provide a detailed

in Beyond observation
A game of chance?
Margaret Hanly

and the character of the poor law in particular, for one of England’s most neglected counties, Lancashire. It utilises rich documentation drawn from a variety of Lancashire communities located in Figure 3.1: the Select Vestry and Overseers’ accounts from Garstang, including the Survey of the Poor in 1818,9 the Survey of Poor Families in 1817 from Tottington,10 the Census of the Poor from Great and Little Marsden in 1826,11 the View of the Poor taken by Richard Eastwood of the same townships in 1829,12 the Census of the Poor for Ashton and Haydock in 1815 13 and the

in The poor in England 1700–1850