Mitchell Institute Postgraduate Student Conference - True Stories: Contesting Narratives of Violence
Call for Papers for The Annual Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Postgraduate Student Conference
Mitchell Institute Postgraduate Student Conference
True Stories: Contesting Narratives of Violence
Date: Monday 25 May 2020
Location: Lanyon 0G.074
Call for Papers
The Annual Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice Postgraduate Student Conference, seeks to bring together academics, activists, and practitioners to explore how, why, and whose stories of experiences of violence are told in deeply divided societies.
The conference aims to address questions such as:
What is a ‘true’ account of experiences of violence?
Why are certain accounts privileged, while others are marginalised?
What are the implications for peacebuilding and transformation?
Abstracts are invited on topics relating to (but not limited to):
- Storytelling/narratives of violence
- Post-conflict memories
- The politics of language
- The roles of media in conflict-affected societies
- The ethics of researching violent experiences
While we aim to draw lessons from the experience of Northern Ireland, we gladly welcome narratives that relate to our main themes from around the world.
Guidelines for authors: Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Oral presentations should be no longer than 15-20 minutes. Abstracts should clearly spell out the main argument put forward, the structure of the paper, and its links to the topics outlined. Poster submissions should include the poster’s title, author(s), description, and how this will be presented. A short biography of no more than five lines should accompany submissions.
The Call for Papers flyer can be accessed here
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Deadline for submissions: 17th April 2020
Notification of acceptance: 30th April 2020
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