About Us

The International Humanitarian Studies Association is a network engaged with the study of humanitarian crises caused by disaster, conflict or political instability. Humanitarian studies concern how humanitarian crises evolve, how they affect people and their institutions, communities and societies, and the responses they trigger.

We form a platform for the different disciplines that address humanitarian studies. It offers a venue where these scholarly communities can meet and debate their different insights and understanding of humanitarian crises, in dialogue with policy actors and implementing agencies. IHSA equally welcomes academic scholars, consultants, policy researchers, and reflective practitioners among its membership.

If you are not a member already, please join us today!

Relevant resources

As a part of our efforts to connect the actors in the humanitarian sector, we have created a selection of humanitarian resources for our community.

This selection includes a wide variety of topics and resources like:


IHSA offers two types of membership. Individual membership and institutional membership. We equally welcome academic scholars, consultants, policy researchers, and reflective practitioners among our membership. Do you think your institution might be interested in joining IHSA please send us an email. More information about institutional membership can be found here.

The individual membership fee is 25 Euro per year. You can fill in the membership registration form to become a member.


More information on how to join our board can be found under Board Member Elections 2018.