We call for abstracts for papers, panels, round table discussions and other forms of creative presentations to address questions that cover, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reconstructing identities in “post”-conflict contexts.
  • Working with communities facing continuing violence in “post”-conflict regions.
  • What, precisely, do we mean by “testimony”? Are the terms “testimony,” “witnessing,” and “bearing witness” the most useful foundational concepts for describing what survivors and their descendants mean when they invoke the oppression and suffering they endured or that was endured by their forebears?
  • How has the vocabulary of trauma shaped our understanding of the continuing legacies of oppression and racism?
  • Is the concept of trauma sufficient and does it help—or hinder—our understanding of the experiences of survivors of violence?
  • How might art, film, and literature address the legacies and lived realities of structural violence, racism, violent histories, etc.?
  • How does the intersection of racism, gender-based violence and rape culture manifest at university campuses?
  • Does the legacy of postcolonial thinkers in the global south (like Frantz Fanon) have a role in energising engagements with the afterlife of violent histories and contemporary cultural and historical understanding?

We look forward to receiving your 300-word abstract by Friday September 30, 2022.

Kindly use the link here to upload your abstract and the required supporting information: