Annual International Conference 2018: Identity and Memory in War and Peacebuilding

deadline for submissions: 
April 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies - Liverpool Hope University
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Call for Papers Annual International Conference July 2, 2018: Identity and Memory in War and Peacebuilding

Date of the Conference: July 2, 2018

Place: Hope Park Campus, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD

Deadline for paper submissions: April 1, 2018

Identity and memory play key overlapping roles in both war and peacebuilding. Indeed, the construction of collective identities can make a difference between choosing war or choosing more peaceful paths to dispute resolution. Identity is also deeply entwined in the ways we choose to remember past wars, through commemorations and memorials.

In this conference, we are seeking contributions from scholars who are interested in questions related to identity, broadly conceived, (including nationality, ethnicity, gender, profession, etc.) and memory inwar and peacebuilding, such as:

What are the narratives that shape identity in war?   

  • How do we commemorate those who have lost their lives in war (civilians, militia or soldiers)?
  • How do we recast stories of ourselves, of groupness, and of inter-group relations in post-conflict contexts?
  • What is the role of identity and/or memory in peacebuilding contexts?
  • What is the role of identity and/or memory in the aftermath of a conflict?
  • How does identity and/or memory relate to historical, current or future conflict scenarios?
  • What is the role of war commemoration practices in overcoming conflict?
  • What would rather be forgotten than remembered?

 
Please send abstracts of maximum 300 words (word format) for presentations lasting no more than 20 minutes, together with a maximum of 5 keywords and a biography of 150 words including name, title, institutional affiliation, contact information and technical requirements where applicable to tutu@hope.ac.uk by March 1, 2018.

Information about registration to the conference  will be posted soon in our webpage. For any enquiries please email us at tutu@hope.ac.uk