Bosnia-Herzegovina research to be published and launched in Sarajevo

Watch this space for the latest publication and research activity news from the project Religion and Reconciliation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, conducted by a team from across Bosnia-Herzegovina and the region.

The next presentation of the work of the University of Edinburgh-CEIR team will be at the conference at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Sarajevo on 19-22 October, ‘The Politics of building peace in the region: burdens from the past and visions for the future’.

Other Upcoming Events

Dr Wilkes will speak on Religion and War at the Belief and Beyond Belief festival at the Southbank Centre, London, on 4-5 November 2017.

The Project Director will speak on ‘Confession, the Open Society and Its Enemies’, at a conference hosted by the Austrian Military Academy, to be held on 21-24 November 2017.

Dr Wilkes and Friedrich Bokern, Director of Relief and Reconciliation for Syria, will speak at a conference hosted by the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies on ‘Localisation of Responses to Conflict in the Arab World’ on 16-17 December 2017.

Dr Wilkes will speak on ‘Religion and Reconciliation’ at a conference ‘Reconciliation Histories’, to be held in Kings College London on 28-29 January 2018.

Ongoing studies

  • Current scholarship at the Project includes work on the evaluation of military ethics education and of the role of military chaplains in ethics provision in a select group of NATO and non-NATO states, a survey of attitudes to a Truth and Reconciliation process in ten localities across Bosnia and Herzegovina, and research focusing on reconciliation, civil society and the public sphere, focusing on Bosnia and Herzegovina and on Serbia.
  • Annedore Wilmes has been awarded a consultancy to conduct research on ‘Cross-Cultural, Interreligious and Conflict Sensitive Ethics Programming’. Annedore has completed an M.Th. by research at the University of Edinburgh, with a dissertation exploring concepts of reconciliation held by Christians today. In her previous universities, Bayreuth and Münster in Germany, she studied theology, religious and cultural studies, and law. She has also conducted research on religion and reconciliation at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Scholarships and internships

  • The Project welcomes student enquiries about gaining research experience. John Choo conducted his summer research experience with the Project in 2015, and Joe Gayeski, Alissa Graff, Fasila Hanif and Charles Stainforth conducted Project research in 2012-14. The Project’s interns for 2011 were Sally May, Deborah Rosenthal and Marcel Rother.
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