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

Claustro de San Agustín, CAPAZ Bureau in Bogotá

Claustro de San Agustín, CAPAZ Bureau – Bogotá. Photo: Luis Enrique Sierra / CAPAZ

In cooperations and with funding from the Leibniz Research Alliance “Value of the Past“ and the Regional Research Center Transformations of Political Violence (TraCe) the 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.