Annual Conference, 2017

18-19 September at Pembroke College, Oxford

Exploring the Conflict, Peace and Violence Nexus

The Changing Character of War Programme is delighted to be hosting the annual conference of the Conflict Research Society (CRS) at Pembroke College, University of Oxford on 18-19 September, 2017. You are invited to submit panel and individual paper proposals that bridge theory, empirics and practice in peace and conflict research through the online form on the Conflict Research Society website.

The conference theme is Ending Violence In Turbulent Times. The conference organisers are, therefore, particularly keen to invite submissions that discuss the mechanisms underlying the onset, continuation and resolution of all forms of violence, from interpersonal, to criminal, to large-scale organised war. The conference seeks to generate debate and relationships between scholars and practitioners interested in key issues surrounding the dynamics of violent political conflict, dialogue, diplomacy and peacebuilding. The conference will continue its tradition of multi-disciplinary focus and is open to the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches to the subject.

The CRS is a multidisciplinary organisation of peace and conflict researchers and practitioners. The annual conference provides an opportunity for those involved in peace and conflict studies to present cutting edge research and to interact with those involved in conflict resolution, peacemaking and peacebuilding activities in the field. Each year the conference attracts around 100 academics and practitioners from the UK, Europe and further afield.

Further details on the keynote events shortly, but please make a note of the date in your diaries and submit your proposals.

Individual and panel proposals should be submitted online by 17 March 2017. Panel Proposals should include a title, abstract (less than 200 words) and a list of four papers. Individual paper proposals should likewise include a title and abstract.