Religion, Conflict and its Aftermath

Cambridge Seminar on Religion, Conflict and Its Aftermath

The Cambridge Seminar on Religion, Conflict and Its Aftermath first met in June 2006. Its participants coming from a range of university departments and disciplines, from History, International Studies, Politics and Divinity to Psychology and Archaeology.  Work presented at the Seminar encompasses a range of topics outside the narrowest focus on religion as a motive for conflict, giving broadly equal treatment to religion in conflict situations, the impact of religion on conflicts, and post-conflict reconciliation and memory. In keeping with the varied interests of its participants, the Seminar engages with the impact of violence outside the war convention, particularly with respect to genocide and the use of force by non-state actors. Work presented at the Seminar will also treat comparable secular practices, norms, ideologies and communities in wartime and in the aftermath of war. Recent lectures in the series included professors Jonathan Riley-Smith, John Kelsay, John Morrill, Shai Feldman and Ken Vaux.The Seminar forms a part of the broader work of the Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis Reconstruction Research Group, a network which links Seminar participants to a number of ongoing research projects focusing on religion and the aftermath of conflicts in the world today.

To find out about the Project’s forthcoming activities in the University of Edinburgh, please contact:  george.wilkes[[@]]

Details of past seminars can be found  here

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