Sharepic mit der Aufschrift "New Virtual Encyclopaedia ‘Rewriting Peace and Conflict’"

Our colleagues from Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace and Conflict have developed a virtual Encyclopaedia – online now!  

What is it about?   

Scholars, practitioners and activists from different geographies and positionalities have pointed to the need to resignify peace and conflict. Despite their shared ground, however, many of these debates have often developed in parallel and disjointed streams. Developed by the research network Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace and Conflict Studies the Virtual Encyclopaedia offers a space of encounter for this wealth of ideas and arguments.    

The Virtual Encyclopaedia offers a compilation of analysis and reflections on theory, research, and practice in peace and conflict studies from de- and postcolonial perspectives. It strives to promote the inclusion of multiple and diverse voices (in terms of fields, regions, and career stages) and to reach a plurality of audiences.  

What is new about this Encyclopaedia?  

The Virtual Encyclopaedia aims to capture and reflect concepts’ contested character and context relevance. Rather than unambiguous and all-encompassing definitions, it aims to provide its audience with diverse tools to critically approach the field of peace and conflict studies from the lenses of postcolonial theory and decolonial thought.  

The Virtual Encyclopaedia offers a platform to a variety of voices, including scholars, practitioners and activists. The ultimate goal of the platform is to promote dialogue and reflection by combining text, audio, video, and storytelling across different formats. 

Who is part of it? 

The Encyclopaedia includes texts and podcasts by Andréa Gill, Claudia Brunner, Koen Vlassenroot, Selbi Durdiyeva, Garrett FitzGerald, Manuela Boatcă, Siddharth Tripathi, Susanne Buckley-Zistel, and others.