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Dr Antoine Burgard


Lecturer in history of humanitarianism, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester, United Kingdom



Antoine Burgard is a lecturer in history of humanitarianism. He holds a PhD from Université Lyon 2 and Université du Québec à Montréal. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah in Paris and the Fondation Claude Levy in Strasbourg. He is currently developing a project on the history of age and migration control in Britain, Canada, and France. His research and supervision interests include children and young people in situations of conflict and displacement, migration, and genocides.



“Contesting childhood: Age assessment and the resettlement of refugee youths in the aftermath of WW2”, History Workshop Journal, 92 (2021), 174-193

“Navigating a limited world of possibilities: refugee journeys of Jewish children and youth in the aftermath of the Holocaust”, Contemporary European History, 31:2 (2021), 227-242.

“Visualising Holocaust child-survivors in Canada: from post-war humanitarian campaigns to national memory”, Cultural and Social History, 17 (2020), 731-754.

“A traumatic past in the far distance: narrating children’s survival in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust”, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 13:33 (2019), 341-358.


History of childhood; age; migration; refugees; genocide
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