Author Archives: Laure Humbert

About Laure Humbert

Laure Humbert is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. She is the author of The Politics of Humanitarian Relief in French-Occupied Germany, 1945–1952 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021). With the support of an Arts and Humanities Research Council grant (AH/T006382/1), she is working on a new project on medical care in the French Resistance.

Introduction: History Writing and Attacks on Healthcare

Abstract Since Médecins sans Frontières’ denunciations of the 2015 bombings of hospitals by the United States and Russia in Afghanistan and Syria, respectively, subsequent polemics have taken scholarly and policy debates about Attacks on Healthcare (AoH) in new directions and called on history to better understand their origins and wider long-term impacts. Despite increased calls for more rigorous data collection and research on the social, behavioral, psychological and economic impacts of AoH, recent international meetings organized in the wake of the fifth anniversary of the Continue reading → Continue reading →