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The Senator George J.Mitchell Institute
for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Sounding Conflict

This project investigates the effects of sound (including sonic arts, participatory music-making and storytelling in theatre) and their distribution through digital media activities. We are analysing how sounds project and ameliorate community experiences, memories and narratives of conflict across cultures and different conflict/post-conflict settings of resistance through to reconciliation.

Comparative case studies with projects in the Middle East, Brazil and Northern Ireland serve as a basis for evaluating how sound is used to articulate experiences of violence, support narratives of resistance and promote peace building.  Together with community partners, our interdisciplinary team brings together sonic, performative and digital media collaborations from across the Humanities and Social Sciences. We are developing complementary methodologies to address critical questions in conflict research, music and the arts. For more information on all our activities visit About Project, Research Outcomes, News & Events and Related Projects 

Latest  Project News:

Politics of Performance - hear from recent participants and find details of our recent music Teaching Module with Beyond Skin in 'Related Projects' drop down menu under 'News & Events'.

Our virtual Final Conference 'Contested Resonances: Creativity, Listening and Performance in Conflict Transformation' took place on 29th-30th July 2021.  Thank you to everyone who joined us.  View Conference¬†Presentations from Particpants and Programme Booklet 

Discover more about QUB's Global Research Institute, The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

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