Goya: Scene form the Spanish war of independence. Photo: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires) / Wikimedia Commons

​For three days, academics from institutions all over the world are meeting at PRIO for an exchange on culture and violent conflict.

​Humanities Approaches to Culture and Violent Conflict

  • Culture and Violent Conflict: the Need for a Humanities Approach to Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Culture Scandal as Public Stage: Exposing the Norms that Sustain Violence in Israel/Palestine
  • Structural Evil? Locating Violence Between Mechanics and Representation in War Games

Cultures of War

  • The Distinct Military Cultures of 32 Battalion, Koevoet, and SWATF
  • Dark Dystopian Consumption of Violent Extremism: Visual Analysis of ISIS Propaganda Videos
  • Words on Violence and the ‘Full Freight of History’
  • Tamil Militancy in Sri Lanka and the Role of Religion and Cultural Expressions

Violence and Conflict Transformation

  • Norwegian Imaginaries of Bandits and Revolutionaries
  • Investigating Patterns of Violence: Movement and Conflict Transformation
  • A Culture of Peace and Violence in the Tahrir Movement

Arts and Activism in Contexts of Violent Conflict

  • Arts and Activism: the Role of Artists in (Post-)Conflict Societal Transformation
  • Slam Poetry in Africa, an Arm to Fight Conflict and Oppression

Arts and Activism in Contexts of Violent Conflict

  • The Artistic Imagination, Activism & the Hostile Immigration Environment: Reflections on advancing refugee resettlement and humanitarianism in the West
  • On music and resistance: the struggle for self-assertion in the Colombian South Pacific Coast
  • Materialising ‘Practical hope’: Arts and Activism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The way forward: emerging themes, visions and structures


For the full programme, please see the attachment in the column to the right on this page.