Call for Papers: Memory as a Resource in Conflict Transformation

International conference on the role of media and journalists in peacebuilding takes place in Colombia in 2023

In cooperations and with funding from the Regional Research Center Transformations of Political Violence (TraCe) and the Leibniz Research Alliance “Value of the Past“, the Leibniz Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) to­gether with the German-Colombian Peace Institute CAPAZ  and the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO)  is orga­nizing an inter­national conference on “Memory as a resource in conflict transformation: The role of media and journalists in peacebuilding” in Bogotá, Colombia, from September 20–21, 2023. Sub­missions for this workshop are kindly encouraged.

The 2-day-event aims to bring together inter­national scholars and media practitioners with a view to assessing the role of (different sorts of) media and journalists in peace­building processes after violent conflict and crimes against humanity. The main ob­jectives are to provide a venue to share relevant up-to-date know­ledge and critical reflections on the role media and journalistic practices play in finding constructive res­ponses to legacies of mass violence, particularly in dealing with the past, and to identify lessons learned and fruitful ex­periences in strengthening collective memory pro­cesses as strategic resources for con­flict trans­formation.

Submit Proposals

The organizers welcome proposals for academic papers but also for practical presen­tations, films, performances, or poster presentations. To sub­mit a proposal, send your ab­stract and/or description (approx. ½-1 page) of what your pro­posed con­tribution shall entail by January 31, 2023 (via E-Mail). For further in­formation on the con­ference and possible topics, please see the attached Call for Papers.