8. März 2024

Launch of our virtual Encyclopaedia ‘Rewriting Peace and Conflict’

Our virtual Encyclopaedia is online! On our website https://rewritingpeaceandconflict.net/ you can discover our texts and podcasts.

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.

What is already online today?

The Encyclopaedia will evolve gradually and will reflect findings and conceptual considerations from within the hierarchies-network. Today, the following contributions are available:  



Find all podcast episodes here:

  • Coloniality, peace & conflict: An introduction (with Manuela Boatcă, Siddharth Tripathi & Susanne Buckley-Zistel)
  • Why Coloniality? Plural approaches to big buzzwords (with Layla Brown & Filiberto Penados)